FROESE – Jean Florence
Esther, born in Prince Rupert to William and Alice (Franks) Smith. Jean graduated from Booth Memorial High School in 1942 and St. Joseph’s Business College in 1943. She helped organize many high school reunions. She worked at the Court House in Prince
Rupert for 8 years before
marrying Frank Froese and moving to Terrace in 1951.
Jean was an active member of Thornhill Chapter No. 85 OES and Daughters of the Nile. During her 40 year residence in Terrace, Jean was secretary to
various organizations including PTA, Girl Guides,
Cemetery Board, Music Festival and a faithful member of St. Mathew’s Anglican Church. A great letter and short story writer, who enjoyed gardening and travelling. Her beloved husband Frank Froese died in 1980. She moved to Abbotsford in 1989, married Erich Burr in 1990 and they enjoyed extensive travels, making many new friends.
Survived by her sister Dorothy (Maslenki) and
Dorothy’s children. Jean leaves her daughter Janice
Froese (Ron Hooge) Burnaby, and her son Gerald
Froese (Dianne) Victoria, her granddaughter Alyssa Hooge and her grandson Graydon Hooge (Sarah Ng). Jean also leaves her stepson Eric Burr (Lori), Surrey and
stepdaughters Elisabeth Gerjets (Dieter) Rastede, Germany & Marguerite Csikos (Dan), Vancouver.
For the last 8 years, Jean resided in Coquitlam
(Residences at Belvedere and Belvedere Care Centre). The family is very thankful for the care she received.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
to Pacific Northwest Music Festival,
PO Box 456, Terrace, B.C.
V8G 4B5 in memory of Jean.