Longtime Cariboo resident Jean Dunaway passed peacefully on March 12, surrounded by her four children and daughter-in-law.
She led a colourful life beginning in Portland, Oregon then moved across the state to become a rancher’s wife on the high prairie.
She and husband Houston immigrated to Canada in 1950 with their young family, settling at 150 Mile House. They ranched there for ten years before moving into Williams Lake and later Soda Creek. Jean loved opera, pool and golf, a sport she shared with many good friends in town.
Jean was much admired for her cheerfulness and boundless energy, right into her nineties. Her husband of 60 years, James Houston Dunaway, preceded her in 1998. She is survived by children Joanne in Vancouver, Jacquie (Leo) in Nanaimo, Dan (Betty) in Victoria and Dave (Diane) in Soda Creek. She also leaves five grandchildren (Michéle Lazenby, Troy Therrien, Nicole Therrien Altmannshofer, Naomi Dunaway, and Houston Dunaway) and four great grandchildren (Colten, Dustin, Derek, Anwyn).
Thank you to Dr. McMahen and Dr. Els who cared for Jean, good friends Fay and Cory and the kind staff at the Seniors’ Village.
If you wish to make a donation in her memory, Jean supported the Seniors’ Activity Centre in Williams Lake. A family gathering is planned for later in the year.