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MANSFIELD, Jean Ann (Leighton)


Born May 3rd 1951 passed away peacefully after a yearlong battle with cancer. Her daughter, Marie, and son Mike were by her side at the time of her passing. During the final stages of her life, she was surrounded with many family members and friends that shared support and love through the difficult time. Predeceased by her husband Garry in 2012. Jean was a teacher at St. Joseph's school for her entire career and touched the lives of many people. She was an active member of the Catholic Church in Fergus and in Kenilworth during the summer months that she enjoyed at her trailer. If we could have one wish, it would be for her to enjoy another season at the park with her close friends, enjoying walking Emma and watching the world pass by sitting on her new deck. Mom was someone who never wanted anyone to worry about her, she was always “fine”. Even through this difficult past year, she was focused on the impact on others and always told people to make sure to take care of themselves. She was always the first to reach out to offer support to those in need and always doing something to brighten the lives of others. From her baking, knitting, sewing, and handmade cards, so many of us were blessed with numerous gifts of kindness. Mom loved to do these kinds of things for people, not out of expectation or a desire to be thanked, but so people knew that she cared and for the joy it would bring them. Mom’s selflessness was something so rare and sometimes overlooked. When our hearts are filled with sorrow, take solace in knowing that she is at peace and would tell each and every one of us not to worry, she’s fine…..
Friends will be received at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus, on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 760 St. David Street North in Fergus, on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory can be directed to the Guelph Humane Society or Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

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