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Jean (Hansen) Cox

COX, Jean (Hansen) - Sept. 12, 1920 ~ Feb. 1, 2017 Passed away February 1, 2017, Melfort, Sask. Jean was born the eldest of six children, to William & Francis Hansen in Melfort, Sask. Jean attended Brunswick School and Melfort High School. After Grade 12, she attended the "Household Science" class in Melfort, and went on to graduate from the "Home and Convalescent Aid" Program in Saskatoon, 1940. Jean married Francis Karle Cox on June 25, 1941, and they lived in Melfort until Karle enlisted in the Army. They travelled to Winnipeg, Port Arthur, Kingston and Toronto for Karle's army training. While Karle was overseas, Jean worked in Kingston at a nylon factory making parachutes and in Toronto in a munitions factory putting pins in BREN guns. This was one of the most memorable times of Jean's life as she was contributing to the war effort. Jean returned to Melfort just before the war's end and worked at the Melfort Co-op Hardware until Karle's return. Karle and Jean spent most of their married life on their livestock and grain farm, seven miles north of Melfort raising their four children. They moved into Melfort in 1973 but continued to farm for many years. Following Karle's passing, Mom enjoyed her Palace Ridge condo and was happiest when entertaining or visiting with family and friends. Jean is pre-deceased by her husband, Karle, son William, and grandson Karle Grainger; sisters Norma (Delaney), Arleigh (Chatfield), Shirley (MacKenzie); brothers Lyle and Neil Hansen; nephew Keith Hansen; niece Brenda Weaver. Jean is survived by her daughters Gloria Grainger (Lance) of Edmonton, AB., granddaughter Nicole (Justin) and great-grandson William; Loretta Unger (David) of Kinistino, Sask., granddaughters Susan (Neil), Joanne (Don) and great-grandsons Benjamin and Matthew and great-granddaughter Sasha; Aaron (Erin) and great-grandson Nathaniel, daughter Shirley Leonard (Wes) of Edmonton, AB., granddaughter Jessica; sisters-in-law Shirley Hansen, Helen-Louise Nebbling and Elfra Chapman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean's family extends their heartfelt 'thanks' for the support and care provided to Jean through these last difficult years to Dr. Robert Steffen and his nurse, the Parkland Place staff, the Nirvana staff, the Anglican Church Women Auxiliary (ACW), Shoppers Drug Mart, the Melfort Co-Op, and the Melfort business community where Jean loved to visit. Your kindness will not be forgotten. 'Thank you' to Myra Busby and the staff of the Melfort Funeral Home for their comfort during this difficult time. Memorial contributions in memory of Jean may be directed to Parkland Place Residents' Council and/or Charity of Choice.13148174
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