Passed away peacefully at her home in Exeter, on Monday, August 2, 2021 at the age of 96, with family present at her side. Beloved wife of the late Donald G. Jolly (2001) for 54 years. Cherished mother of Donald Jr. and Christina Jolly (Cann) of Edmonton, Alberta, Elizabeth Jolly and David Nicholl of Vernon, British Columbia, Robert and Karen Jolly (Johnson) of Exeter, and Katherine (Jolly) and Glenn Barrett of Paradise, Newfoundland. Proud grandmother of Timothy, Christopher (Kady) and Jeffrey (Melissa); David Jr. and Alexandra (Kris); Jessica (Sean), Luke, and Hayden. Great-grandmother of Donald and Wendel. Dear sister and companion of Marion R. Triebner of Exeter, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents John and Elizabeth (Lippert) Triebner, and her siblings Fred, David (Ruby), Leon, Gerald (infant), Gordon (Norma), Stuart (Jean) and Grant (Ada).
Proverbs 31: 12-13, 25-31 “The Good Wife”
Our mother had these verses highlighted in her bible. They describe the virtues, skills and strengths of a good woman, which she used as a guide throughout her life.
Jean was born and grew up on the family farm on Airport Line. She became a dedicated elementary school teacher in several South Huron Communities. As an active Christian she was a church pianist for decades, a member of the Triebner Gospel Quartet and a participant of the Women’s Missionary Society. Jean supported the Gideons International in Canada along with her husband Donald G. Jolly. Quiet and humble but never without strength. We rejoice that she is now reunited with her husband and siblings in heaven.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Monday, August 9th from 9:15 – 10:15 AM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the visitation, please click “Register Now” below to register.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 9th at 11 AM with Rev. Gerry McMillan officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Though the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh