JEAN GLOVER

Obituary of JEAN GLOVER

GLOVER, Jean Montrose - Aug 5, 1921-Feb 27, 2018 – Jean Glover died peacefully in her beloved farmhouse on February 27 at the age of 96. Predeceased by her husband Murray Glover. Survived by children Douglas (and Melissa Fisher), Rodger (and Ellen Glover), John (and Janice Lewis); grandchildren Will Glover, Barrett Olson-Glover (and Toure Galligan), Karalee Olson-Glover (and Phillipe Burden), Mikaela Kraus, Kieran Glover, Jacob Glover, Jonah Glover, Sean Lewis, Eric Curley, Elyse Curley, Jessica (and Clay) Hankinson; great grandchildren Jocelyn Glover, Maple Jean Burden and Avery, Cole, and Brooks Hankinson. Remembered by beloved friends Marilyn Kado and Judy Wilkie. Predeceased by sister Margaret Scott-Atkinson, and brother John Ross. Jean was the daughter of an English food chemist, F. W. M. Ross, who founded St Williams Preserves. Her mother was Kathleen Brock, born of United Empire Loyalist stock in St. Williams. Jean was proud of her roots in the Long Point Loyalist Settlement and was always ready with a piece of family lore or local history. She grew up in Simcoe, Ontario, and went to the University of Toronto to study psychology. But in 1942 she dropped out of university to work on production lines in various defense-related factories in Montreal. Later she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving in Ottawa, Halifax, and Newfoundland, where she was stationed on VE Day. She was particularly proud of her service in defense of Canada and her status as a veteran. After the war, she returned to the University of Toronto and completed her degree. She married Murray Glover in 1947 and lived the rest of her life on the Glover family farm north of Waterford. In 1984, when Murray died, Jean took over the family tobacco farm and managed it successfully for another decade. In later years, she grew ginseng and assorted vegetables. Her career as a farmer was so notable that a photograph of her was used on the cover of a federal government report on women in farming in Canada. She was an avid gardener and a conservationist, being especially interested in trying to propagate threatened species like the American chestnut. She doted on her beloved grandchildren who have fond memories. A private service to be held. Arrangements entrusted with THOMPSON-MOTT funeral home, Waterford. (519-443-5332)