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Obituary for Jean Isabel Smith (Peake)

Smith, Jean Isabel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved matriarch of our family.  Nanny passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 6:47 a.m. after a short stay at Ross Memorial Hospital.  Nanny passed peacefully and was given incredible care from the nurses and doctors.

Jean Smith will be incredibly missed by her sister Rose Dykstra and by her nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean is pre-deceased by her siblings, Eleanor and Ron. Loving mother of Shirley Nesbitt (the late Dave, 2005), Linda Sutherland (John), and Ken Smith (Cindy). Grandmother of Rhonda Shinn (Andrew), Ronalee Switzer (Mark), Jeff Nesbitt (Kim), Adam Nesbitt (Kari), Ellen Boone (Aaron), Alex Sutherland, Jason Smith (Aliyah) and Karly Smith.  Great-grandmother of Matthew Shinn, Wesley Shinn, the late Kyle Switzer (2013), Cassie Jones (Dusty), Courtney Nesbitt, Allie Todd (Kirk), Braydon Nesbitt, Caden Nesbitt, Tayla Nesbitt, Marissa Boone, Cameron Boone, Kaycee Boone, Riley Smith, Aubree Smith, Ariella Smith and great-great-grandmother of Benjamin Shinn, Gracie Jones, Kylie Jones, Tiberius Todd, Levi Todd, and Blaine Nesbitt. Nanny is also greatly missed by "Goldie" who still sits by her chair waiting for her. 

Nanny was the acting President of the Senior Citizens Club of Fenelon Falls. She volunteered for years at the Royal Canadian Legion and was honoured as the Silver Cross Mother. She was a faithful member at the Faith Tabernacle Church in Coboconk. She loved playing cards and was an avid knitter. Jean had such a presence of love and loyalty to family and friends. Anyone that knew Nanny loved her. She had a huge circle of friends that she spoke about with great compassion. Nanny's family was able to celebrate her with five generations and create wonderful memories and was an example of how to be kind and caring to people.  

A celebration of Life for Jean Smith will be planned for sometime in late spring.  If desired memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Senior Citizens Club of Fenelon Falls would be appreciated and may be arranged by JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION & TRIBUTE CENTRE 705-887-3130 or by visiting