Passed away peacefully at 3:00 am on Thursday, November 7, 2002 in Nanaimo Hospital.
A Memorial Service celebrating Jean’s life will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 11 am at the Nanaimo Evangelistic Tabernacle, 1300 Princess Royal Avenue, with Pastor J. Belzile presiding. A reception luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the Gideon Bible Society.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Walter Staudinger, who passed away in 1962, and by her daughter, Linda Jean, in 1994. Jean is survived by her devoted daughters, Mrs. Teresa (Larry) McLeod and Mrs. Deborah Melanie (Walter) Robinson; by her adored grandchildren, Troy (Tracy) McLeod, Sean (Tina) McLeod, and Marah Zola; and by her great grandchildren, Ashley and Tyler McLeod. She is also mourned by her loving sisters, Mrs. Georgina (Bob) Gartshore and Mrs. Verna Armeneau.
Jean Esme Staudinger (nee Tooley) was born in 1924 in Red Deer, Alberta, and was raised and educated in the nearby town of Sylvan Lake. She had over thirty years experience as an Early Childhood teacher promoting Christian care in Lethbridge, Alberta, as Director
of Aslan and Narnia Day Care Centres. Through her endeavors, a network of Christian Day Care Centres were established in Southern Alberta. Upon retirement, her work received recognition and praise from the Alberta Provincial Government and Federal Government of Canada.
Jean retired in 1989 to a small ranch in the Crowsnest Pass where she took great joy in riding her Tennessee Walkers with her family and friends. In 1994, she moved to Nanoose Bay, BC, and stabled her horse, Shadrach, at a family farm where she rode several times a week.
Since becoming a Christian over fifty years ago, Jean had been an ardent student of the scriptures. In latter years, she had been privileged to act as consultant, friend and encourager to pastors and their wives. She had taught adult study groups, mentored young Christians, and visited the incarcerated. For years Jean served as Superintendent and teacher of Sunday School.
Throughout the past four years, Jean devoted herself to the writing of a theological Study of the book of Revelation. Of her writing, Jean said, “Though lacking in formal training, I excel in practical experience. Many years in submission and service to Jesus Christ have deeply etched my understanding.” Her manuscript, TRIUMPH and TERROR: Revelation — the Truth for End Times, will be released by Trafford Publishers this Fall.
Jean Staudinger lived these words from II Timothy 4: 7, “I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the Faith.” She will be dearly missed as a source of great strength and wisdom by her family and friends.
SANDS – NANAIMO