Capes, Betty Jean

April 13, 1926 ~ January 9, 2019

CAPES, Betty Jean – It is with profound sadness, but with deep gratitude for her life, that we announce the death of Jean Capes on Wednesday, January 9 at the age of 92 years. Jean was born on April 13, 1926 in Bickford, Ontario to Arthur and Marion (Neal) Brown.  She was a sister to Joyce.  She married Walter Capes (predeceased – 1996) on June 16, 1945.  She was the amazing Mom to Judy (predeceased – 2010), Betty (Sherry) of Pickering, Connie (George) of Corunna and Margaret (Kathryn) of St. Clair Township.  She was a much loved aunt to many and enjoyed the ties of friendship with many as well. Jean was a homemaker in the best sense of the word. She was the heart of her home and her family.  She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, quilting, cooking and baking.  She was happiest when her family was gathered around her. Jean was member of the Lambton County Rebekah Lodge and Calvary and Corunna United Churches and she was a life member of the United Church Women.  After many years on the farm, she enjoyed nearly 22 years as a resident at Thompson Gardens in Corunna. Special thanks to Mom’s caregivers throughout the past 3 years but especially Michelle Benson, Tina Stewart, Lisa Labelle Voisey, Kaitlyn Rumohr, Melissa Miller and Chelsey Martin – our family could not have granted Mom’s wish to be in her own home without your loving care throughout. Also, the endless support of Lisa Harris and Kim Dillon of Bayshore Home Health will be forever appreciated.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A Service to Celebrate Jean’s Life will be held at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill Street, Corunna on Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Blair Corcoran officiating.  Reception to be held at Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith Street, Corunna following the service.  Burial at Sutherland Cemetery in St. Clair Township will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received to Lambton Mental Wellness Centre, Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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  1. To the Capes family I extend my sympathy. I have great memories of your Mom and Dad and all the Capes family.. my mother Lyla Gray was your grandma Blanche’s best friend for most of their lives.
    When I would see your Mom I would hear all about her daughters Thinking of all of you.

  2. Dear Connie & family
    We were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, but she certainly was an example of a life well lived. Jean always seemed to go unchanged over the years, and she was always ready with a smile and a warm welcome.
    Your family was very blessed to have such a strong female role model and I know she was exceedingly proud of all of her girls. I lost my Mom last Oct, she was 96, but I still think of her every day – so I know Jean will be with all of you very close to your heart.
    Blessings & Love
    Ron & Susan Bedggood

  3. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom …she was indeed a great person,great Christian and was really family oriented …you were blessed to have her and she felt blessed to have you .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With heartfelt sympathy

  4. Margaret, Kathryn and family — my deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your dear mom Jean. I enjoyed the many years I was able to assist your mom (and dad). They were such a gracious couple. Your mom had a special quiet, sweet spirit and loved her family. No matter the age it always hurts to lose a special person in your life. The Lord gives us the precious gift of memories and I Know you have many special warm memories of your mom and I trust they will provide some comfort to you in the days ahead as you miss her. Blessings to all of you. I will pray for your family during this time.

    Don Dafoe

  5. Dear Connie,Betty and Margaret and families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very sweet lady from our farming community. May you find peace and comfort knowing that your friends and loved ones are thinking of you and keeping you in their prayers.
    Katherine Hayward Sullivan

  6. Our sincere sympathies and condolences to you Connie, and to George and your whole family. Thank you for sharing photos of your moments with her over the past year or two – you are obviously a very loving family, and we regret we cannot attend tomorrow to express our continuing support in person.

  7. Connie and George, As you remember and mourn the loss of your beloved Mom, know that you are being thought of with warmth, support and sympathy.
    Love and Hugs, Sue and Stan Ste Croix

  8. Dear Connie and family, so very sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  9. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Jean and Walter were good family friends (as well as next-door neighbors for awhile) We recall numerous great visits to and from this wonderful couple when we still lived in the area. Prayers and blessings to you all at this sad time. Ron & Evelyn Oke, Oxdrift, ON

  10. Wishing you comfort in this time of the loss of your mother.
    Jean was a great lady and I have always admired her

  11. I’m sorry for your family’s loss. Jean was a wonderful person to be around. I will always remember the picture of her wearing the Packers’ Cheese Head! Great Sport!

  12. Connie, Margaret, Betty and families , words cannot express how sorry We are to hear about your mom and our special friend from Thompson Gardens. Just before I left for Arizona I had a nice visit with her and was able to reminisce about old times. I am so glad to have had that time with her.
    May you girls remember the good times as I am sure you all have great memories.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Sorry we cannot attend the service as we are still in Arizona.
    Jeanne and John Pretty.