In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Ester Jean Shelly (née Crossley)




Died: 05 Jun 2010, Sannichton, British Columbia


SHELLEY, Ester Jean (née CROSSLEY) - of Tsawwassen, B.C. passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the age of 87 in the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She lived her last months there with grace and dignity, reveling in the visits of her family and dear friends. Words are not enough to thank the caring, compassionate, and professional doctors, nurses, and staff members at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Jean was born May 3, 1923 in Minnedosa, Manitoba to Freda and James Crossley. There she graduated from high school, spent many wonderful summers at Clear Lake and made many special, life-long friends. During WWII Jean served with the Women's Royal Naval Service (Wrens) in Galt, Ottawa and Esquimalt, then attended business college and worked in industry. Jean visited her cousin in Prince Rupert who introduced her to the nicest guy in this part of the country, Stu Shelley who successfully wooed her to marry and introduced Jean to the wild, west coast of BC. During her 60 years on the west coast she raised three children, made education a priority in their lives, and passed on her values and caring ways to her children. Jean was always a loving and giving mother, wife and friend to many, many special people. She was always welcoming, always a lady and is missed by many. Jean is survived by her daughter Robin (Niko), son Stuart (Lisa), daughter Jill (Michael), brother Jack Crossley and nine grand children who she adored, Alex, Matthew, Nicole, Mackenzie, Addison, Emery, Krista, Erika and Makayla. Jean lost her loving husband Stu in 2001 and brother Harold in 2008. A memorial service will be held at St. David's Anglican Church in Tsawwassen on Friday, June 11 at 12:00 PM. A reception will follow at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen. In lieu of flowers In Memoriam donations may be made to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. (Vancouver Sun / The Province 08 Jan 2010)




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