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ADKINS (NEE THORNHILL), Jean

ADKINS (NEE THORNHILL), Jean

Jean Adkins (nee Thornhill), widow of the late Robert H.C. (Bob) Adkins, passed away on January 24, 2018 at the Kelowna General Hospital. Jean is survived by her younger sister, Norah Dias of Edmonton, AB; her three daughters, Laurie Benn (Rob) of Medicine Hat, AB, Jacqui Adkins-Cassidy (Carson) of Kelowna BC, and Gillian McDougall (Peter) of Fredericton, NB; grandchildren, Melanie David (Cam), Michael Benn (Lisa), James Benn (Amber), Breanne Thompson (Jason), Matthew Hedges (Marie), Stephanie Gallant (Shawn) and Christopher McDougall (Kim) ; and great-grandchildren Kaleb Benn, Roland David, Kaydence Thompson, Kamryn Thompson, Marcus Hedges, Hannah Hedges and Max Gallant.

Jean was born in Red Deer AB, November 2, 1935 and then grew up in Edmonton, AB where she eventually met and fell in love with Bob, a Royal Air Force Sergeant. Ever a pragmatic and resourceful woman, Jean sold her much-loved horse saddle and her roller skates to purchase her beautiful wedding dress and to pay for professional photographs of their wedding day


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