|Hands that tenderly held many precious newborns and lovingly created knitted treasures are now at rest.
Jean Margaret Irwin, of Lucknow and formerly of Wingham, passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Manor on Saturday December 3, 2022 at the age of 92. Born in Dungannon on March 14, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth “Lyla” and Harvey Treleaven. Predeceased by husbands MacPherson Rutherford and Harvey Irwin, brothers Allan (Bea) and Robert (Sharon) Treleaven and brothers-in-law Grant & Glenn Irwin.
Her feistiness will always be remembered, her love cherished and her presence missed by her 4 sons & their wives; Rick & Irene of London, Glenn & Maryann of Washington, ON, Jamie & Marlene of Lucknow and Kevin & Pam of Point Clark. Also survived and missed by 9 grandchildren; Sarah, Ellie, Janet, T.J., Ben, JamieAnn, Walter, Braden and Laura, 6 great grandchildren and sister-in-law Betty Treleaven.
Jean was passionate about giving back. Her hands were never idle as she was always busy with knitting or quilting projects to be given, with love, to others. As a member of the Lucknow United Church UCW and Nimble Fingers, she was able to combine her love of needle work as well as helping others. Jean enjoyed many years as an RPN working in the nursery at the Wingham & District Hospital from 1966 until her retirement.
Following Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service and interment will take place at Greenhill Cemetery at a later date.