May 3, 1920 – Dec. 14, 2015
The family of Jeanne Faucher is saddened to announce her passing on Monday, December 14, 2015.She lived a wonderful 95 years and will be missed by all.
Jeanne was born in Rockland, Ontario to René & Dora Hamelin. Their family, including sisters Theresa and Gertrude, & brothers Charlie & Gerry, moved west in 1936 and settled in Maillardville (Coquitlam) B.C.
On May 21, 1938 she married Joseph Faucher. Together they raised three sons: René, Denis, & John.
Their eldest son René passed away as a teenager in 1958, after a brief battle with leukemia.
In 1964 the family moved to Fernie to take ownership of the King’s Hotel on 2nd avenue. They built their home in the new Ridgemont subdivision in 1970, and lived there until Joe’s passing on Aug. 14, 1975. Jeanne then returned to Maillardville where she spent the remainder of her life.
Jeanne was very involved with the Catholic Church and in particular the church choir. She also took in a number of foster children in support of the Catholic Aid Society. Upon her return to Maillardville, she worked and volunteered with seniors until her eventual retirement.
Mom’s trademarks were her laughter; her passion for food; and most especially, her love for her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister Theresa; her sons Denis (Barb) and John (Shelley); 5 grandchildren: Shawna (Glen), Carmen (Will), Bryan (Alex), Colin, & Liam (Emily); 4 great grandchildren: Logan, Saje, Jadyn and Cole; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 29 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Coquitlam.