STAFFORD – Jean Rose, 85, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late Walter Chemist and Blanche Croft.
Jean was a former CNA working at Queens General Hospital for over twenty years until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Liverpool and a member of the Liverpool Firefighters Association Ladies Auxiliary. Jean will be lovingly remembered as being deeply devoted to her family especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her beloved dog, Cooper.
She is survived by her son Peter (Virginia) of Red Deer, AB; son in law Brian Silmarie of Brooklyn; grandchildren Stephanie (Corey) Tracy of Calgary, AB; Justin (Kelly) Stafford of Red Deer, AB; Jessie (Wayne) Hill of Dartmouth,; Julie Silmarie of Brooklyn and her beloved great grandchildren Olivia and Ethan Tracy, Narin and Lillian Stafford, Paishance, Wayne Jr., Jace and Kamden Hill.
She was predeceased by her husband Arnold, infant daughter Nancy, daughter Beverly Silmarie, infant son Robert and brother Gilbert.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. At Jean’s request, a private family graveside memorial will be held at a later date in St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, Liverpool. Father Charles Offor officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Mental Health Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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To all of Jean’s family I would like to offer my sincere sympathy. I worked with Jean for a number of
years at QGH.. I’m sure she will be greatly missed.
TO JEAN’S FAMILY SO VERY SHOCKED TO HEAR THE SAD NEWS. I HAVE KNOWNED JEAN FOR A LOTS OF YEARS . MY THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME ,SHE WAS AN AMAZING LADY AND WILL NEVER FORGET HER. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN RIP JEAN
I`m very sorry for your loss. Jean was a very gracious and pleasant woman. I had the pleasure of knowing her well throughout my teenager years, and I still have some great memories of her and her family, especially Jessie. I will hold on to those memories!
sorry to hear the sad news ,my condolences
Peter and Family,
It greatly saddens me to hear of your loss. Your mom was a very kind and loving person. She embraced life and always looked on the bright side… even when things were a challenge in life. She had an inner strength that was to be commended.
I will always remember her smile and hugs. I am thankful that I got to see her when I was home last year.
Hold on to the good memories as they will be yours forever.
You are in my thoughts. My sincere condolences.
To Jean’s family,
We are sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Barb and Brian
Jessie, Julie, & Family
I am sorry to hear of Jean’s passing.
I know she meant the world to you, as you did
to her. Her strength and devotion to family and
friends will live on through you. My sincere
Sending lots of love to my Brooklyn family. I have so many fond memories of time spent with you all and many of Jean that bring a smile to my face. One thing I loved about her was the fact that you never knew what she was going to say… Which was often a comedic remark. I also admired how well she kept up with the “hip generation” for her age; tabloids, celebrity gossip, emails & iMessage to name a few. Julie and Jessie, you will continue carry many of her admirable qualities. Love you all xox❤️
What a beautiful picture of your Nan, Julie. Thinking of you and your family. So sorry.
Shannon and Corey
I was so sad to read of Jean’s passing. We spent many shifts together at QGH and enjoyed many laughs both at work and outside of work. To her family, my most sincere condolences. Jean’s passing will leave a whole that you will fill with many cherished memories. She touched many lives and will be remembered with much fondness.
We are so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a lovely lady, full of fun and loved her family dearly. She certainly will be missed. Sincerely, Susan and Butch
Julie and family,
I am saddened to hear of your grandmother’s passing. You and your grandmother had such a special bond that will last forever. I just know she is watching over you now! Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Carla & Gaven Whynot
To all of Jean’s family. So sorry for the loss of a wonderful, thoughtfull lady. Jean was my Godmother…we always kept in touch. I used to love delivering her my Christmas gift every year and so excited to see what I received from her and Arnold.. May you rest in peace sweet Jean. I’ll miss you. Xo
Walter and Sherri miller
Peter and all of Jean’s Family
We were so saddened to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a great person, one that everybody loved. Walter and I have known her for years and I worked many years with her at QGH. Always lots of laughs and great times there but always got our work done.She will be greatly missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our condolences to all of you at this sad time.
My condolences to Jean’s family. I went to school with Jean and remember well her great sense of humour. We also had fun feeding the kids years ago at Pony Club Camp in Greenfield. Jean had many friends.
Helen & David Fox
So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing, lovely lady, condolences to the family.
Shirley and Paul Shot
To Jean’s family: I am sorry to read of Jean’s passing. She was a great lady. Her love for her family never wavered, her eyes lit up every time she mentioned your names. God Bless!
A truly amazing lady … rest in piece …
Jessie and Julie…..so sorry to her of Jean’s passing. She was a lovely lady who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Thinking of you during this difficult tome.
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Dear Jessie & Julie And Extended Families,
Francis & I Were Shocked To Read About Jean’s Passing. Last Time I Talked To Jean Was In The Hospital A Few Weeks Ago. What A Lovely Lady She Was. When Jean Came Into The Sobeys Store She Always Came To My Checkout And We Would Have The Most Wonderful Chats. I Would Always Get A Great Big Hug From Her Before She Left. She Worshipped Her Grandchildren, I Don’t Know What They Would Have Done Without Her. Jessie & Julie You Are So Lucky To Have Such A Wonderful & Loving Grandmother, She Never Left The Store Unless Your Names Were Mentioned, She Sure Was A Very Proud Grandmother. I Will Never Forget Jean & I Will Always Feel Those Hugs. Tuck Your Very Precious Memories Of Your Grandmother Close To Your Heart As I’m Sure There Are So Many To Hold Tight To, For They Will Get You Through Some Very Difficult Times Ahead. Jean Has Earned Her Golden Wings And Is Now Ready To Be With Her Husband Arnold. But Never Forget:::: She Will Always Be By Your Side Every Step Of The Way. God Bless You Jean, Now You Can Spread Your Wings And Fly And May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around All Of Jeans Family And Let The Healing Begin!!! May Jean Now Rest In Peace!!!!!
Peggy & Francis Payzant
Peter, Jessie, Julie and all your family: I was so sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandmother’s passing. I know she was proud of all of you. She was a very good friend of my parents, my mother especially, who enjoyed receiving her emails each night. In a way, our lives have been linked forever. I know you all have special memories of her. Please know my thoughts are with all of you at this time. Thinking of you —
Sincere condolences to Jean’s family and friends.. My parents were well acquainted with Jean and her late husband and attended St. Gregory’s parish together for years. Deepest sympathy.
Dear Peter,Jessie and Julie, So sorry to hear about Jean…I worked with Jean for many years at QGH..she was a great nurse and lots of fun to work with…thinking of you in the days ahead..she wouldn’t want you to think of her but reuniting with Arnold and Bev.
Scott and Wanda Joudrey
So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Jean was a special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Marjorie & Paul Freeman
We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our sympathy and prayers go out to you.
So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing and I pray that she is in heaven and at peace. My condolences to all the family and friends that will miss her.
Charlene White and Barbara Scobey
Our sincere condolences to all of Jean’s family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend !
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our condolences and heartfelt Sympathy to all her family.
We had many great times with Jean and Arnold. They were great people.
Jean was amazing, all the many things she did to help people.
She was a fantastic housekeeper. She will certainly be missed by her family and a lot of folks.
R I P Jean and God Bless her family.
Pam & Brian Foley
So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing, she was a customer of mine when I worked at Ball ‘n Skein, then later at Home Hardware. I always enjoyed seeing her, and still smile when I think of all the jokes she would tell me. Such a fun lady, she will be missed by many.
To Jean’s family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care & GOD Bless you all.
Linda & Robert
Janet Mac Nutt
Sending my condolences to the family . I knew Jean for many years great lady she will missed by many
Zona and Stephen
To the entire family
We are so sad to hear of your loss. Jean was a wonderful person, always for a chat when we would meet. I know that over the years many stories were shared by her. Even though she lived a long life it does not make the pain any better that you are going through. She was and will always be part of your lives. Lean on each other and share those stories that each of you have in your heart, I know she would enjoy this. Celebrate and cherish this wonderful woman’s life. May the Lord be with each of you as you grieve. Julie and Brain I am sending you a hug.
Julie, Jessie and families. So sorry about Jean’s passing. She was a wonderful lady.
Liz and Nelson
Lloyd & Joan Doane
LIOYD AND JOAN Doane our condolences to Jean’s family. She was a great friend we enjoyed our visits with her.we worked many years together at the Qeens General
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to the family.Jean was a wonderful caring person.she was also full of humor,never ceased to make me laugh .I will miss seeing her.Bless you all.
Brian, Julie and Jessie:
Sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Sending deepest sympathy to you.
Hugs, Aunt Helena
So sad to learn of Jean’s passing. She was a great lady and I always enjoyed seeing her and talking with her. Since I left Liverpool a few years ago, I haven’t seen her much but I will always remember our conversations and laughs. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.
Doug and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield
we are very sorry to hear of Jeans passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
To Jean’s family, so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I was so sorry to hear of Jean’s death – she was a strong & wonderful lady. Our long friendship gave us many laughs over the years – my deepest sympathy – she is now at peace.
Mike and Donna West
Jessie, Julie, Brian, Peter and families,
So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families during this difficult time.
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. I worked for Jean and Arnold when I was in my early 20’s and you could not have met two nicer people.they were very kind and considerate and also friends.Judy and I send our deepest condolences to all of Jeans family at this sad time She was truly a great and loving lady..
Jean’s family, So very sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
To Jean’s family
I am so sad to hear of her passing. I met her at QGH in 1973 when I was young & very green. She really taught me as much or more than I learned at St Martha’s. She had an incredible work ethic and an amazing sense of humor and was so totally comitted to her family. This is a great loss but know that she was loved by many.
Jessie, Julie & Brian
So sorry for your loss…..Jean was a lovely lady …God Bless you all
Terry & Debbie Doucettte
To the Stafford Family and Silmarie Family, I also met and worked with Jean at QGH. She was a great nurse,providing excellent care to her Patients, and unending support to her co-workers. I especially enjoyed Jean’s wit- you never knew what she was going to say or when, but you could be assured the message was clear and the laughs were true. Hang on to your good memories and each other, as she will live soon in each of you.- Debbie
Anne and Allan Laws
Julie, Jessie, Brian and family,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Jean. We’re thinking of you and sending love to you all.
Anne and Allan Laws
Ruth Anne Zwicker
To Jean’s family,
So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a lovely person and will be missed. Sending sincere condolences.
Sorry to hear of your loss.. It has been many, many years since my family would drive “up home ” to visit Aunt Blanche and then would head up to Jean & Arnolds to say hello. When my Mother ( Ellen who was Blanche’s sister) died would have been the last time I spoke to Jean. RIP Jean.
Cousin Judy ( Randall) and Ron MacWilliams
Elizabeth (Richards) Bamford
Dear Peter and family,
Very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a very special lady. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
My condolences to Jean’s family,near and far. I worked with her many years ago at QGH and she was a bit of a rascal which kept the work environment interesting.She didn’t like drama and didn’t mince words.A true nurse! In our last chat a few weeks back she filled me in on all the grandkids,with obvious pride.
Peter & Family, Very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a kind and generous lady. I remember when she and my mother ran the Pony Club camp at Greenfield. She was always enthusiastic even at six o’clock in the morning There were a lot of kids who wouldn’t have been able to ride ponies that week, if not for her. My thoughts are with you all. .
My condolences to all of Jean’s family.I worked with her for many years.She was my partner on the medical floor at QGH.She certainly was a rascal and I truely did enjoy and love this about her.She always brought back good memories when we spoke,we certainly did have alot of good laughs.Jean will always hold a special spot in my heart.
Condolences from the Nickerson family.
To the family, my most sincere sympathies in your loss. May memories ease your grief and may you find comfort in the company of family and friends.
Bill and Ann Cox
To Jean’s family.
Our deepest sympathy in Jean’s passing. Always a very pleasant lady looking for a chat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Betty-Anne Doll and Family
Our heartfelt condolences to Jean’s family. So sad to lose her. We live in Alberta so only got to visit Aunt Jean when we were out. Always gracious and with a great sense of humor. Loved to talk about her children and grandchildren. the loves of her life. We will miss you aunt Jean.
My sincere sympathy to Jean,s dear family. In talking with her at different times, she would always speak so proudly of each of you and loved you dearly. May you find comfort in the good memories of the special times you shared.
Thoughts of you at this time.
I have many wonderful memories of Jean from Queens Gerenal Hospital. I offer my condolences to family and hope that the memories that you share will help to bring you peace.