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STREMEL, Jeanette

STREMEL, Jeanette

Jeanette (LeDrew) Stremel passed away on February 12th, 2018. She showed strength and resiliency in the months she lived with cancer, and is now at peace. She is survived by her loving family: husband John; daughter Krista; son Brent; granddaughter Josie; sisters Jean, June and Inez; and brothers Walter and Ivan. She is predeceased by her sister Elizabeth, and parents Harry and Flora LeDrew.

Jeanette was a selfless and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, (or “Nanny” as she was called) and an incredibly devoted sister and friend. In her 73 years, she made lifelong friends all over the world, from her early childhood in Traytown, NL, to her early adulthood in Vancouver, during her 2 years spent in Australia in the ‘70’s, and especially the 42 years she spent in Westbank, BC, from 1976 until her death. In her work as a medical office receptionist, she also touched numerous lives with her positive attitude and warm smile. She was loved by many, and loved many in return. In recent years, the most significant person in her life was her only grandchild, Josie Anne. Jeanette was patient, caring, and loving as a parent, and doubly so as Nanny. Her love for and pride in Josie showed in every aspect of her life.

Jeanette enjoyed nothing more than a day filled with phone calls with loved ones, a coffee, a walk, or a movie with friends, time spent in her garden, crocheting, knitting, or working on word jumbles or sudoku. She quietly volunteered her time when she could, including helping in a school reading program and a young mom’s group, and knitting children’s clothes to send to hospitals and overseas. She continued to enjoy both camping and travel throughout her life, and had opportunities to visit Singapore, Hawaii, the Cook Islands, New York, Quebec, Alaska, France, and Morocco, as well as to return to Australia in her later years. Jeanette’s was a life well-lived.

A memorial service will be held on February 24th, 2018, at 1 pm, at Emmanuel Assembly in West Kelowna, BC. Pastor Jeff will be officiating.

The family offers our thanks to the kind staff of Kelowna General Hospital, Dr. Alexis Thomson and Dr. Deepu Mirchandani, and the West Kelowna Palliative Care nursing team. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, Jeanette welcomed support of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.

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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 28, 2018
    John, so sorry to here of Jeanette's passing . She was such a beautiful lady.
    Marline and Larry Moore
  • Feb 21, 2018
    To John and family, so very sorry for your loss. Jeanette had a beautiful smile and a great laugh. She will be missed for sure. Our thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time.
    Chris and Bev Reiswig
  • Feb 20, 2018
    Dear John, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. We have great memories of the fun times we had camping with you & Jeanette and the Gilbert's, all those years ago at Keefer Lake. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, you are in our thoughts,
    Doreen & Gordy Detta
  • Feb 18, 2018
    Dear John and family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dear Jeannette. She was a beautiful, kind lady with the most welcoming smile. I will always remember the good times spent with you and the Gilbert family. May God give you peace through this difficult time. Love and prayers, Beth Gilbert and family.
  • Feb 18, 2018
    All my Love to you John, Krista and Brent. My Mum (Julie Morris) and I have been sharing stories about Jeanette and her wonderful sense of humor and warmth. So sorry for your loss and ever so grateful for knowing her.
    Laura Metz
  • Feb 18, 2018
    John and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Jeanette's smile and laugh. Thinking of you all, Cheri (nurse)
  • Feb 17, 2018
    To Jeanette's family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. I remember Jeanette from years of living in Westbank myself. She always had a smile and I remember how kind she was. I'm sure she will be dearly missed by many.
    Kathy York
  • Feb 17, 2018
    Jeanette was such a lovely lady. I so enjoyed our chats when she came in to the office. She always brought us muffins and fruit. Thinking of her family at this sad time. Patty
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Condolences to John and family. Jeanette had a quiet sense of humour and a ready smile. We will miss her.
    Ian and Clara Kirkpatrick
  • Feb 16, 2018
    My thoughts go out to the Stremel family. I have especially fond memories of floating down the Penticton channel while chatting with Jeanette. We were in the wake of a group of teenage girls who kept a safe distance ahead of us. It was a fun weekend for the Moms and the kids. I didn't see Jeanette often over the years, but she was always fun and interesting to visit with when such an occasion arose. I can attest to the fact that she was a very caring and loving mother.
    My condolences, Gail Glasscock
  • Feb 16, 2018
    So sorry to hear about Jeanette passing. The most wonderful lady to have around growing up.
    Eric Cullen
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Seeing Jeanette's smiling face brings back many memories of Glenrosa Elementary & especially the support & humour
    she brought to out parent-teacher meetings. Brent & Krista were her joy. My condolences to all of you.
    Jennifer Reece
  • Feb 16, 2018
    John, Krista & Brent,
    So sorry to heard about Jeanette's passing. She was such a lovely person. I always enjoyed talking to her when she was walking in the neighbourhood. She will be missed.
    Rick and Maureen English
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Our condolences to John and family. Jeanette will be dearly missed by all who her new her. Norma and Dave Johnson.
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Dear Krista, Brent and John, it was always such a delight to run into Jeanette either at Glenrosa school many years ago or in Westbank. She was always so cheery and eager to catch up on things going on with our children. You will have some wonderful memories to help you through this very sad time. Jeanette was a great mother because she had two very wonderful children.
    With sincere sympathy, Anne Coster
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Such sad news reading of Jeanette's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to John, Krista and Brent. You will be missed on your walks past our home and simply to say hi when we see you around town. Give Andrea a big hug from us please.
    Bob and Carrie Taylor
  • Feb 15, 2018
    I am so sad to hear of Jeanette's passing. We worked together at the medical clinic. She was a joy to be around.
    Love, Donna and Lucy
  • Feb 15, 2018
    My condolences to Jeanette's family, she was one of the receptionists at our Dr.'s office. Such a caring and kind person.
    Patti, Penticton, BC
  • Feb 15, 2018
    John and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. I will always remember her smile and quietness.
    Sue Cook
  • Feb 15, 2018
    John, I never met your wife Jeanette but know her memory will be with you and your family forever. May the Lord bless you and all your family during these stressful times.
    John Mackay~
  • Feb 15, 2018
    John and family,
    Jeanette always had a bright smile and a hello whenever we saw each other around the neighbourhood. Her memory will live on through all of you.
    The Brealeys
  • Feb 15, 2018
    To John and family,
    I am also very sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. Stay strong at this difficult time. Will be thinking of you.
    Gerry Reiswig and family
  • Feb 15, 2018
    John, so sorry to hear of Jeanette's passing. I remember her as being a warm and friendly person with a very kind heart.
    Ron Buddo, Sooke, BC