COMFORT, Jean - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jean Comfort announces her passing in the arms of family at University Hospital on November 1, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Maurice Comfort (1992) and much loved by children: Bob (Judy Pergau), Lesley (Paul Pergau), Ruth, John (Danielle Parenteau) and Nora (Bill Ryan); nine beloved Grand-Children and six cherished Great-Grandchildren. Jean is predeceased by 8 siblings and survived by 3 half siblings. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life is being planned for 2:00 P.M. November 26, 2016 at First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave. at Waterloo St., in London. A reception at the church will immediately follow. Interment at Robin’s Hill Cemetery with family will be taking place that morning. We would like to thank the staff at the Manor Village London for providing an environment where Jean could enjoy the past three months and the Emergency and Palliative staff at University Hospital for their caring for Jean in her final days. If you’d like to make a donation, it is Jean’s wish that it be made to L’Arche London and/or Christian Education at First-St. Andrew's United Church in London.
Cam & Mary Ann Murray
November 5, 2016, 9:06 am
Lesley, Paul and family;
Wanted you to know that our thoughts are with you and wish you comfort at this time.
John and Helen Bowman
November 5, 2016, 11:53 pm
Jean has been a valued friend and mentor since our days together at the Resource Centre. We saw Jean several times at Chartwell. As we passed by on our way to joint fit classes at Chesley we would often say "Hi Jean" as we thought of her often.Jean's life is to be celebrated as an example of a truly Christian life. She will be missed. Blessings
November 7, 2016, 7:09 am
Mary Ellen Renwick
November 7, 2016, 8:34 pm
Thank you for the privilege of allowing us to be apart of Jean's life. She is missed. Fondly, Mary Ellen
November 9, 2016, 12:06 am
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Aunt Jean. We loved her to bits and I know that my mom adored her. I will miss her. Hugs to you all. Love lian
November 20, 2016, 10:41 pm
When I think of Aunt Jean I think of goodness and grace, generosity, humility, and old fashioned Christian tolerance. I think of cheerfulness and kindness. The best parts of humanity.
Aunt Jean was always making time for and thinking of others. She never forgot birthdays. She remembered our spouses' names (!). She made us feel special. Held us to a higher standard, not by admonishing or shaming (never!) but by simply choosing to ignore the lesser parts of us and smilingly inquiring about and encouraging the positive. Because she was genuinely curious and she cared.
I am glad to know her mind was with her to her last days. What a gift to give her children, after a full and cherished life, a rich DNA legacy, and so very many beautiful memories.
Anne Carrier (Farquhar)
November 21, 2016, 12:55 pm
I will never forget the kindness of Jean Comfort and her family and how much it meant to me personally and, I'm certain, to my parents and family. I have so many memories of being a little girl as visitor to the farm and how magical it was! Most of all I remember the many many gifts of farm-fresh food (especially the corn!) or prepared items dropped to the manse, and I will never forget Jean's quiet but strong presence, full of care and love and how much this was so dearly appreciated, in particular during some times that were more challenging for our family... my condolences and sending love, fond memories and gratitude for Jean and her family - Anne Farquhar
November 22, 2016, 6:54 am
Our years in London were marked with countless acts of kindness and friendship. Jean Comfort was unobtrusively a support to us as well as being a good friend. She is often in our thoughts. Jean's family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
December 2, 2016, 8:07 am
How very saddened I was to hear of Jean's passing. She was a prominent and loving figure in my church life as a child and teenager in London.
I fondly remember the many times that we were invited out to "the Comforts'farm", and how excited I always was to go. These times, and Jean's constant presence at church are wonderful memories for me, and I feel so grateful.
My love to you all.
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