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Lois "JEAN" Cozens

August 11, 1941 - October 21, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Cozens of Lake Cowichan on October 21, 2013.  Jean is survived by her husband Bill, brothers Ken (Anne) and Ron (Shirley), sisters Arlene (Len) and Judy, son Marty (Sue), daughter Charlene (Markus), step-daughters Karmen and Candice, and grandsons Lukas, Liam and Logan Wenzel.  Born in Edmonton in 1941, Jean moved to Victoria in her 20’s with her young family.  She worked for 26 years at the Law Courts, retiring to Lake Cowichan in 1996.  Despite a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Jean was grateful for her many healthy years of retirement, travelling the world, boating and skiing, enjoying her grandsons immensely, annual trailering trips to Mexico with Bill, and building a new home on the lake.  Jean hiked with Victoria’s Club Tread and the Duncan Hiking Club.  She set up the Cowichan Lake “Retreads”, brought the Terry Fox run back in 2011, and explored with the Cowichan Valley ATV Club.  She was a regular among the “Red Hatters”, enjoyed bridge and scrabble, and her love of badminton took her to the 96 Atlanta Games as an official.  Her spirit blossomed in retirement, as could be seen by the wide, infectious smile that will so be missed.  In lieu of flowers, a donation in her honour can be made to the Victoria Hospice, where she spent her final days.  Heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff, and friends and family who went out of their way to make Jean comfortable:  Willa, Candice, Penny, Charlene, and Edie.  A celebration of her life will be held at the Cowichan Lake Curling Club on Saturday, November 9th from 1-4.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

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

From: Gordon & Carolyne Austin
Relation: friends

Dear Bill and family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Jean. Her infectious smile will be greatly missed by those she touched.
Jean was a person who meant so much to so many and will live on in all the memories she helped to create.

From: Muriel Angus
Relation: Hiking/backpacking buddy

We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Her warmth and love for life will be remembered fondly and she will be missed by all at Yellowpoint next year. Our condolences to you Bill and family
Muriel and David

From: Doug&Diane Porter
Relation: friends

Dear Bill, Char and family,
We are stunned by the speed of Jean’s diagnosis and loss of life; can’t believe she is gone! Please receive our hugs and know that we are thinking of you all. We arrived in Mesa today and hope to see you here this winter, Bill. Jean would want you to come.
Love and sincere sympathy,
Diane and Doug

From: Pat and Al Pearce
Relation: old neighbour

Bill and family we were so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. You are in our thoughts as we remember our years as neighbours at Middleton Street. Pat and Al

From: Bill Boden
Relation: friend from Cayman Islands

to a long time friend Bill, since high school. Sorry to hear of Jeans passing (received news from Bill Duckworth) you two a great couple . I would like to attend the memorial but a little too far away. Regards to all Bill Boden Grand Cayman Island

From: Lynn Huck
Relation: friend

My sincere sympathy to Jean’s family. I worked with Jean in the Court Registry and remember our acquaintance with a smile. Jean was a wonderful lady and I am sorry to hear of her passing. I am happy to have known her.

From: Rhonda Weber
Relation: Friend and Jeans hairstylist

I feel so lucky to have gotten to know Jean. I thought so highly of her and was in awe of her energy and optimistic attitude. My regards to her family and close friends, it is a real loss. She talked about her family with love each and every appointment.

From: steve and carole yarmie
Relation: friends

Bill..We’re so shocked and sorry to hear of Jeans passing. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Bob and Debi McIlroy
Relation: friends

Dear Bill
Bob and I would like
you to know that we are thinking of you today. We are hiking up the hill for Jeanie to let her know we are thinking of her too. Pass on our condolences to all the family – and on behalf of all of us here in Rincon we will have a toast for Jeannie tonight. Take care Bill and we will keep in touch. Bob and Debi McIlroy.

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