Jean Elizabeth Chertkow
1928 – 2018
It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Jean Chertkow announce her passing on October 3, 2018 in Kamloops, BC. Jean was born on November 8, 1928 in Vancouver, BC. She was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty years, Mervin Chertkow, her adored parents G.Roy Long and Pearl Ruth Long, and her siblings Ruth, Roy and Fred.
Jean is survived by her children, daughters Soretta Sharples (Geoff), Georgia Toevs (Michael) and son Ron Chertkow. Jean also leaves behind her beloved granddaughter, Emma Toevs, as well as several nieces and nephews.
As a teenager Jean was an equestrienne and participated in many gymkhanas in Vancouver. She was a member of a quiz team on a fine arts CBC radio program hosted by Sir Ernest MacMillan. She went on to attend UBC Law School where she met her beloved husband, Mervin.
Jean loved all animals and had many adored pets throughout her life. She opened her door to many rescued dogs and cats.
Jean was a movie buff and loved reading and watching murder mysteries. She loved to travel and was an avid learner throughout her life. She was a wonderful and welcoming hostess and a superb cook.
For many years Jean was an active member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and of the Kamloops Society for Community Living.
Jean will be remembered as kind, compassionate and fiercely loyal to those she loved. Her authentic interest in people and world events made her shine. She attracted devoted friends throughout her life. She will be greatly missed.
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