After 52 rich, fulfilling & wonderful years with her husband Walter and 6 more years with her children, grandchildren and extended family, Jean Klemets (nee Broijer) passed away suddenly at her home that she and Walter so lovingly enjoyed.
She was the extremely proud mother of Bruce (Lorraine) and Liisa (Richard). Grandchildren Emma, Hannah, Triston and Talia will miss their loving Mummu and spending time telling her all about what is going on with them. Relatives and friends in Canada, Finland & Australia are saddened by her passing. Jean led a full life in her 87 years.
Born in St. Catharines, in her younger years she was always busy and involved in activities like competitive dance and figure skating. Next came a UofT Phys-Ed degree, and becoming a teacher who set up a new high school phys-ed program. After meeting Walter they polka’d off to start a family in Mississauga full of busy schedules and shared fun adventures.
Jean was very social and treasured spending time with local friends and family and corresponding with the ones far away. She was active with the University Women’s Club gourmet group, hiking and skiing clubs, as well as the Finnish Social Club and in later years Kerho seniors group. Family and friends were always welcome for a pool party or backyard dinner.
She will be missed dearly.
Donations to Canadian Arthritis Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
The family funeral service was held on January 14th.