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Jean Dunphy

May 13, 1941 - January 5, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving wife, mother, and friend, Jean Marie Dunphy (nee Barton) on January 5, 2018 at her home in Cobble Hill, British Columbia.

Jean will be greatly missed by her husband of 57 years, Lorne Dunphy, as well as her son Donald Dunphy (Catherine), daughter Kathryn Dunphy, brother Raymond Barton, and numerous other relations.

Jean was born on May 13, 1941 in the Fredericton area of New Brunswick to Donald and Edith Barton.  She grew up in that area where she later met and married Lorne Dunphy.  Together they moved to Vancouver Island in 1961.

Jean loved children and enjoyed working as a teacher’s assistant in the Cowichan Valley until she retired.  She also loved cooking, cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays, and watching nature.  She was an active member of her TOPS weight loss support group.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 27, at 1 pm at Shawnigan Alliance Church (1603 Wilmot Avenue, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia).  Children are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Cowichan Cat Rescue.


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From: Monica Collins
Relation: Neighbours

Rest in Peace dear Jean. You were a kind and loving neighbour and I will miss you. Bless you and your family. Jasmine was so fortunate to have “adopted you and Lorne”.

From: Blair and Diane Marshall
Relation: Friend of a family member

For Donald and his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. While we cannot be out there with you, please know that you will all continue to be in our prayers in the days and months to come.

From: Catherine Mary Dook
Relation: fellow- TOPS member

Jean had a generous and loving spirit, and she will be missed. She was quick to give encouragement, and she was always kind. Her warmth could light up a room. I love you, Jean.

From: Raynond Barton
Relation: Brother (affectionately aka Brother Boy}

My sister was a wonderful and caring person who was always there for me as she was for everyone. I will always remember her effervescent personality and sunny disposition. Our love for one another was unquestionable. I am so glad we got to that Blue Jays game a few years ago, something we had talked about doing for well over decade. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

From: Joyce Fanjoy
Relation: Cousin

I am very saddened by Jeans passing. My deepest sympathies to Lorne and family.
I have fond memories of the fun Jean and I had growing up together.

From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Janis Baker
Relation: Friend at work

I worked with Jean at Mill Bay School for many years. We both loved the Blue Jays and had an agreement that if either of us won the lottery, we would take each other to a Blue Jays game in Toronto. Jean was a wonderful woman and she was loved by staff and students at work.

From: Ellen McGahey
Relation: cousin

I was deeply saddened by the news of Jean’s sudden passing. She was a beacon of light in my life. As my only first cousin living in BC, Jean was someone in the same time zone with whom I could readily connect by telephone and who I had hoped to see again in person sometime soon. Jean’s caring attitude toward others, her practical wisdom , her radiant spirit and her resilience were an inspiration to everyone who knew her. My heartfelt condolences to family. Jean will truly be missed!

From: Dale & Margaret-Anne
Relation: First cousin

Jean was a beautiful lady in every sense. We miss her, and hope that with the support of family and friends, your loss will be easier to bear.

From: Alvin and Hazel Ashfield
Relation: first cousin

A few days have gone by since Jean’s passing and many thoughts have come and gone, every day is a different memory of times past, sharing with her the joys of growing up, visiting on McLeod Hill and our times together. Always a cheerful voice on the phone after she moved to B.C. with her beloved husband Lorne. We were so pleased to share moments at their 50th Anniversary in Cobble Hill. Well loved. God Bless her family, we love you.

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