PERKINS, Jean Sneddon (nee Baillie)

Jean passed peacefully with family by her side at Peninsula Manor in Marathon, ON.

Jean came to Wawa in 1950 from Scotland and met her life partner Eric and enjoy 56 years of marriage before he passed in 2008. They raised their family in Wawa before moving to Peterborough in retirement. They enjoyed golf, cards, winters in Florida and travelling. Jean often commented on what a wonderful retirement they had.

She will be missed by her four children: Don (Nancy), Bruce (Irene), Linda McCoy (Danny) and Erica (Nelson).

Her grandchildren brought her much pride and joy. Robbie, Pamela McCoy Jones (Tim), Ryan (Bajah), Stacey Gotfredson (Mike), Dustin (Rachelle), Shawn (Marcella), Heather, Derek (Jaime), Bryden (Troy), Kaleb, Brittany (Ethan), Keenan and Chloe.
Great grandchildren Danica, Camryn and Jaxon McGuinn, Ayden, Daelen, Julia and Layla Jones, Conner, and Parker Gotfredson and Tylah and Davin Perkins brought Jean much happiness.

The family would like to express their thanks to the residents of Peninsula Manor for the past two years for the care and friendship they gave to Jean. Her conversations and card games with each of you were enjoyed immensely.

To the staff at the Manor, the Marathon Family Health Team Nurse Candace, Dr. Newbery, Dr. Zelek, Dr. Orrantia and Resident Justine who helped with Jean’s last wishes, words cannot express enough our heartfelt gratitude with the care, compassion and dignity our mom experienced in the last few weeks. We will be forever grateful to each one of you.

Rest easy mom, your work here is done.
We know dad is waiting for you.

No service will be held at this time. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Jean’s Life will take place at a later date.

Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #429, Wawa or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Kerry Funeral Home Ltd., Wawa.

Jean was a member of the Royal Canadian

Legion Ladies Auxillary for many years.


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  1. Chris McRae- Waterloo,Ont

    Linda, Erica, Don, Bruce and families, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.
    She and my mom Bella were two peas in a pod. I remember my mother walking me up to your house and sitting outside on the steps while they had a CUPPA together and got things off their chests about Bud and Eric.
    She was a good friend to my mom and always looked out for us girls.
    Deepest sympathies from “The Harron Girls”

  2. My condolences to Don, Bruce, Linda, Erica and your families.

  3. To the Perkins Family. It,s sadden me to hear the passing of your mother Please accept my heart felt condolences to all the family

  4. Wendy & Gord Bonitzke

    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of your Mom during her days working for my dad at the Post Office. You are in our thoughts at this time