Jean P. Smith
Jean P. Smith of Moncton passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Monday, February 04, 2019 surrounded by family. Jean was born in London, England to Rose and Angelo Avie. She had a brother Alan Avie who still resides in London. She moved to Canada at the age of 18. Regardless of how busy her life was raising her children, she never hesitated to contribute to her community. Giving back to various charity organizations was a passion for her. She spent 25 years on the board of directors for Crossroads for Women, worked with family planning organization, worked extensively with Big Brothers Big Sisters and started Wiser Women’s Coalition to help support women’s initiatives. She also had a great affection for local performance, and enjoyed acting, directing, and producing plays in her community through Curtain Call Theatre.
Jean spent the last 11 years battling various health issues including dementia. Her strength and resiliency were obvious to all who knew her. While still at home she enjoyed gardening, birds, flowers, and watching comedy shows. She kept up with her favourite sports, watching tennis, soccer, horse racing, and figure skating. She was passionate in all she did. Until the very end of her journey her sharp wit and sense of humour were evident to us all. She brought love, kindness and inclusion to all she met.
She will be missed greatly by friends and family, left to mourn are daughters, Sheila Landry (Merton), Gina Myers (Tammy) both of Dieppe; sons, Gary Melanson of Calgary, AB and Dale Melanson of Moncton; brother, Alan Avie; granddaughter, Meaghan Nadon (Alex) of Miramichi.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son, Kevin Melanson and former husband, Paul Melanson.
A Celebration of Jean's life will be held from Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00pm with a time of celebration to follow in the funeral home reception room until 8:00pm.
Interment will be held at a later date.
Donations in Jean's memory made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544
Online condolences may be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca