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Jean Elizabeth McKeown


February 10, 1926

Plympton Twp., Ontario


March 12, 2023

Sarnia, Ontario


McKeown, Jean Elizabeth
On Sunday March 12, 2023, at her residence, at the age of 97. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Douglas “Irish” (1977). Loving mother of Joan McKeown, and mother-in-law of Sheila McKeown. Survived by her adopted furry family, Nicky, Molly, Simba, Herme’s and Lola, the loves of her life that gave her so much joy. Also survived by her sisters Isla Goulding (Tommy), Helen Round (Ted), and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Roy (2015), daughter Jackie (2020) and sister Joyce McCracken (1989). Jean was the kindest, most caring person who loved people. A kind and gentle soul. She liked nothing better than to spend time with family and friend’s sharing a glass of wine and much laughter. She absolutely loved spending hours in her garden each day. Working in her garden daily for hours and growing plant’s and sharing them with her friend’s gave her the utmost joy. In the winter her head was always in plant seed magazines. She had the ultimate green thumb, and her knowledge of plants and gardening was unmatched. Local Nurseries and mail order Plant and Seed Companies know her by her first name. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Jean’s Life will take place at her home at a later date. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Jean’s Guestbook” at Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to her favorite charity, Cat Chance Rescue, thru Leeanne Symington and the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home.

Visitation & Services

No Visitation

At a later date.

Celebration of Life


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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My mom was my hero, the person I looked up to most in the world. She was the kind of person I adpired to be, but was not. She was the nicest person I ever met, the kindest and the most forgiving. For a person who grew up abused in multiple foster homes, she turned out to be the most forgiving, fair person ever. She did not have a mean bone in her body, never spoke badly or unkindly of anyone. Her presence made the world a better place. For someone who grew up with no real role model she was the best Mom in the world. I miss her deeply!
Joan McKeown

We are so sorry to hear of Jeans passing. Our condolences to Joan and daughter-in-law Sheila Doug and Rosemary George
Rosemary George

Jean and Joan we are so sorry for your loss. Jean was a very caring and kind hearted person. She loved her cats and they loved her back . She loved looking after flowers and enjoyed a fine glass of wine when visiting. Cherish all your good memories! Linda and Bev
Linda and Bev Byers

Joan & Sheila, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Jeannie. May the memories of her long life always hold a special place in your hearts. Thinking of you at this sad time and sending you my sincere sympathies. Gloria Van Brabant
Gloria Van Brabant

Dear Joan We share your profound sorrow at the passing of Jean, your most wonderful Mother and our very precious Aunt. Jean was a most remarkable lady who always had a smile for us and was most interested in our lives. She was indeed the family historian. It was a pleasure to see how much she enjoyed her gardens and her talents with growing flowers were so well known. Maureen remembers early years of fun visiting on Vidal Street with lots of laughs and Jean's excellent cooking. Jean took good care of everyone in her most generous way. She is sadly missed by so many and not the least by her furry family. May she rest now in eternal peace. With Love from Maureen, Randy, Douglas, Gregory, Melissa, Lucas and Emma
Maureen Roe

To Joan and Sheila so sorry for your loss Jean was a great lady . Dave and Ruth Dicaire
Dave and Ruth Dicaire

Joan & Sheila, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Jeannie. May the memories of her long life always hold a special place in your hearts. Thinking of everyone at this sad time. Sincere sympathies! Gloria Van Brabant
Gloria Van Brabant

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