After a short illness, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the age of 73. Jean, beloved wife and best friend of Bill. Loving mother to David and his wife Jen, and Steven, and adoring Grandma to Josh and Rebecca. Jean is also survived by her sister Pat Medcraft, of Treherbert, South Wales and her brother Ken Morgan and his wife Meryl, of Pontypridd, South Wales. Her family will miss her terribly.
Jean was born and raised in Blaencwn, South Wales. As a young girl growing up in the “Rhondda Valley” Jean spent many hours with her father honing her track and field skills and fostering her passion for music. All who know Jean will attest to her compassion for helping others. It is that caring spirit that lead Jean to Cardiff where she trained as a State Registered Nurse at Cardiff Royal Infirmary and where she met the love of her life, Bill Pryce. After their marriage, Jean and Bill immigrated to Canada in 1966. Jean spent time in London, Ontario and Nova Scotia before settling in Port Elgin in 1975. Jean was an active member of the Port Elgin community throughout her life here. She has touched many lives and will be greatly missed by her friends. Jean truly enjoyed music – a love she has passed on to her children and grandchildren. Singing in the choir at St. John’s Anglican Church in Port Elgin and the Port Elgin Centennial Singers brought her great joy.
The family would like to thank the many friends who have offered support to Jean during her illness.
Friends will be received at the Port Elgin Chapel of the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill St, 519-832-2222, on Sunday, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A funeral service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 516 Mill St,. Port Elgin, on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Mona Goulette officiating. Reception to follow. Memorial donations to St. John’s Anglican Church or the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.