1924 ~ 2015
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Jean May Litke on March 8, 2015 at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour with her three loving daughters and husband at her side.
Jean was predeceased by her infant son Edward Albert, her parents Jennie and Albert Skaling and siblings Ken and Norman as well as her in-laws Paulina and Gotfried Litke.
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 71 years Emil, her three daughters Marlene (Wally) Cyncora, Patricia (Gerald) Sachvie, and Marie (Ralph) Fil, her grandchildren Rick (Lise), Jayson (Michelle), Jamie, Kim (Kirk), Heather (Tommy), Jennifer (Bryan), and Courtenay (Ryan), great grandchildren Lindsay, Seanna, Carson, Keaton, Zenon, Kaeden, Easton, Karsten and Leah. She is also survived by her sister Marjorie Hyland in Kelowna, BC, her sisters in-law May, Em, Pauline, Violet, Doreen and Wanda and their families.
Jean was born in British Columbia where she met and married the love of her life Emil. The couple moved to Beausejour in 1944 and this is where they raised their family. Jean will be remembered for her amazing homemade bread. In addition, she was an avid gardener and active member of the Ladies Guild at Grace.
The family would like to thank East Gate Lodge, Dr. Nick and Pastor Ward Yunker for their care and compassion as well as Sobering Funeral Chapel for their help and guidance.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Grace Lutheran Church, 418 Gertrude Avenue, Beausejour with interment to follow in the Beausejour Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.
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lynda and richard wallis
we send condolences to all of you,we now live out of Manitoba,i remember jean when I was shopping on park aveneue always so cheerful and pleasant I would make sure she got across the street safely and wave to her,she leaves behind some fond memories our love and prayers to you,sincerely Lynda and Richard Wallis
Blessings to the family during their time of loss. May Jean rest in peace until her Savior comes.
Larry and Joan Litke
Our thoughts are with Emil and his extended family. We enjoyed hosting Aunt Jean and Uncle Emil on a 2007 visit to the west coast which involved many good laughs.
Linda & Dorothy
We send condolences to Emil and all of the family and friends in Beausejour. We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. So many wonderful memories of Emil & Jean and our Beausejour family. May you rest in peace Jean at God’s side. Emil, you are in our thoughts and prayers; we send you lots of love.
myrna wick (pawlyshyn)
i have known Jean and Emil for many years. Jean was very kind to my children and my condolences go out to all the family
My deepest sympathy to all your family. I had many visits with Jean while I visited with my mom at East Gate. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.
Lucille Pilutik (Litke)
Sincere condolences to the family. I met Jean, while doing family research. She was always pleasant, kind and hospitable.