Helen Jean Pals

Helen Jean Pals

1925 ~ 2017

Jean passed peacefully September 9, 2017 at Langley Memorial Hospital, with family at her side.

Predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Martin, parents Lewis and Annie Duncan and sisters Lewise, Margaret and Willa.

She is survived by her brother Roy Tapp-Cowan (Mary), and 3 generations of nieces and nephews. Born in Biggar, and raised in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

The family moved to Vancouver in 1941. Jean served in the RCAF during WWII before marrying Marty in 1948. They resided in Vancouver where she worked for Allstate and ICBC, retiring in 1986.

Jean and Marty travelled the world and enjoyed many happy trips in their motor home. In 1990 they moved to Abbotsford where they made many new friends.

In 2015 Jean retired to the Renaissance in Langley where she enjoyed every moment, forming new friendships taking part in the many activities available, and living independently until the very end. 

Her happiest times were spent with family, and she was always ready to attend sports, dance recitals, and special occasions, including weddings, births, showers, and family gatherings.

She was there for everyone, whether it be a telephone chat or to discuss (vigorously) the ups and downs of life. She never let us down. Her heart and her home were always open. Jean was well loved by all and will be truly missed, and our memories (the good, the bad, and the hilarious) will live on. 

Auntie Jean you’ll hold a place in our hearts forever. No service by request.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer society or Heart and Stroke foundation 

Thanks to the staff at the Renaissance, Dr. Desai and staff at LMH 2S.