JEAN (JENNIE) GADD

    Jean (Jennie) Christina Gadd passed away at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Friday, July 20, 2007 after a short illness.
    She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Jenny Huwen; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jack Oliver, all of London, England; husband, Clarence Henry (Bud) Gadd; and in-laws, Alice and Din Hurley, Lillian and Harry Rushton, Frank and Olive Gadd, and Harry Caul.
    She grew up in London, England, joining the WAAF Women’s Air Force in 1941 and was stationed in Inverness, Scotland working as a teletype operator.
    She met and married “Bud” Gadd in June, 1943 and finally was reunited with him again in Canada in 1946. They settled in Bud’s hometown of Fort Frances, where he worked in the papermill and she as a housewife participating in the Knox United Church Women, Ladies Shrine Club, and a faithful member of the Overseas Wives Club, who became her second family.
    They enjoyed travelling to Florida, Hawaii, and England, and spent many summers camping and fishing.
    Very much a people person, she was an avid collector of friends throughout her life and she loved living in Fort Frances since she knew so many people in the area.
    She was dearly loved and will be deeply mourned by her children, Roger (Elaine) Gadd of Saskatoon, Sask. and Anita (Daryle) Komher of Edmonton, Alta.; granddaughters, Kimberley Gadd of Edmonton, Alta., Charma (Scott) McIntyre of Saskatoon, Sask., Charlene Wilson (Sean Lynch) of Kenora, Ont., and Lisa Romyn of Kenora, Ont.; great-grandchildren, Madison McIntyre, Kyle Wilson (fiancé Samantha Crandall), Cody Wilson, John Peters, Jasmine Peters, Kailey Strachan, and Alyssa Strachan; and great-great-grandson, Devon Peters.
    She also will be missed by her in-laws, Mary and Russell Fisher, Dorothy Caul, Dixie Crossman, Victor and Lorraine Gadd, and Bob and Shirley Gadd; as well numerous nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Andrew Hall officiating. Interment took place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
    The honourary pallbearers were the Overseas Wives Club.
    If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care—La Verendrye General Hospital, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.

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