Colhoun (née Bilton), Jean Lily

Colhoun (née Bilton), Jean Lily

April 27th, 2017

Peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of 69 years to the late Dr. E. H. Colhoun (2012). Treasured mother of Susan Harper (Jack Douglas) of London. Much adored grandmother of Jeffrey Harper of Saskatoon, David Harper (Suzie) of Oakville, Jennifer Harper-Ancievic (Michael) of Magnolia, MA, and cherished great-grandmother of Liam, Michael, Jack and Griffin. Survived by her sister Marjorie Hutchinson; her sisters-in-law Heather and Dorothy (Jack Reid); nieces Jane, Anne; and nephews Stuart and Frederick; and their families. Jean came to Canada as a war bride. She and Howard lived in Guelph and Belleville, as he completed his university studies and was awarded a scholarship to attend Cambridge University. They moved to London, Ontario in 1955 where Jean worked within the UWO Library system, spending most of her time at Althouse Teacher’s College, and retiring in 1993. Jean has enjoyed her last year as a resident at Horizon Place in London and her family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff there for their care and kindness. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jean’s life will be conducted at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider St. George’s Anglican Church, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice.

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Jane BurnettAs Aunt Jean's English niece , distance was a problem ! In the past we spent many happy hours with my Aunt and Uncle on their yearly visits to Yorkshire and Cornwall , England.....always plenty of Cornish Cream Teas to be had. I recently sent photograghs of my twin grandchildren ( age 7)to Aunt Jean, we had a long 'phone conversation , she was over the moon to receive them ...showing them to everyone that she could I will miss her very much
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