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Jean Flemming

 FLEMMING, Jean   Sydney   We, the family of Jean  Flemming (nee MacPHEE) of Sydney, Nova Scotia, regret to announce her passing, while in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Jean had first been diagnosed with cancer in
FLEMMING, Jean Sydney We, the family of Jean Flemming (nee MacPHEE) of Sydney, Nova Scotia, regret to announce her passing, while in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Jean had first been diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and had successfully taken it to task! However, when it returned earlier this year and only after a 5-month battle did she finally succumb in the early hours of October 3, 2019. Jean was the daughter of the late John D. and Agnes MacPHEE and was born in New Waterford, NS on August 9, 1931. She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Michael Flemming, whose career within the Canadian Military took the couple and their family to Germany, Calgary, AB, Halifax, NS, Kapuskasing, ON, Oromocto and Chatham, NB, before settling down here in Sydney, Nova Scotia where they’ve lived since 1978. Jean will be remembered by her children, Stephan (Ruth) of Ontario, Norman (Anne) of British Columbia and Leah (Derek) of Ontario. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Lauren, Sawyer and Hadyn Flemming, as well as her surviving siblings, sisters, Theresa Lee (Joseph), Viola Troke, Frances Smith and Margaret Hornung, and her brother, Steven (Dolly). Jean was predeceased by her beloved sister, Flora MacPHEE and her brother, John Patrick MacPHEE. She has many nieces and nephews spread throughout the Maritimes and beyond who will miss their ‘Aunty Jean’. Neither flowers nor donations please at the family’s request, however, those who wish to make a contribution in her honor may do so to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, where Jean was provided extraordinary care and comfort. Jean’s family wish to offer their genuine thanks to Dr. Gracie and his staff for their commitment to her health for the last 41 years. As well a special thanks goes out to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the Palliative Care Ward, the VON and her continuing care team each of whom did a tremendous job throughout her final journey. A service in celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the T.W. Curry Parkland Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, on Tuesday October 8 at 3 p.m. Those who knew and loved Jean are welcome to attend and following the service, a small reception will take place at Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion #101 Dorchester Street in Sydney at 4 p.m. To leave online condolences please visit www.twcurry.com

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