Obituary — Jean Wade

Jean Catherine Wade (nee Kelly)
August 6, 1933 – May 9, 2021

Our family matriarch has joined her soulmate of 66 years, Lyle, and their daughter Kelly in heaven. Loved always & never forgotten by Brenda Woods (Doug), Bonnie Wade (Jesus), Judy Hicks (Doug), Steven Wade (Maureen), Brian Wade (Kim) & (the late) Kelly Wade. Adored by her grandchildren Jennifer, Kary, Stephanie, Matthew, Courtney, Tyler, Lisa, Daryn, Brandon, Kaitlyn, (the late) Brittany, Sara, Zachary, Cora, Jazlyn, and many great-grandchildren including four expected in upcoming months. Predeceased by her parents Patrick & Rose Kelly, and siblings Lillian, Ernest, Aurea, Pauline, Richard, Bernard, Christena & Anne.

Mom, we are blessed and eternally grateful for giving us life. You selflessly dedicated your life to each of us and we are so very proud to call you ‘Mom’. You loved us deeply, guided us, protected us, and taught us strong morals and values. We learned to enjoy and appreciate the basic things in life, and you showed us the importance of happiness and humour.

You supported us unconditionally, helped shape us as individuals and as a family. Your strength of character, courage and determination as a woman was and will remain inspirational. You are admired for your honesty, and for voicing your thoughts and feelings without inhibition. Mom, you determined your destiny right to the last moment of your life journey. You touched many lives and please know, your spirit will live in us for eternity. Our Mom was a long-standing member of St. Catherine’s Parish community & the Catholic Women’s League. She enjoyed her knitting, hockey nights, curling, card games and the tunes of Charlie Pride.

“Legacy is not leaving something for people. It is leaving something in people” – unknown

A heartfelt ‘Thank-you’ to Dr. Donald Merrett for his care over several decades, to the many doctors, nurses and staff who cared for her while at TOH, and to the staff at Russell Meadows Retirement Community. Services will be held in private at a later date. Inurnment will be at Capital Memorial Gardens.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society – CIBC Run for the Cure/Team Hakuna My Ta Tas for Kelly would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences and memories can be shared at

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