Orsted, Jean R

Jean R Orsted was born January 19, 1933 in Dauphin Manitoba. She passed away peacefully on March 10, 2014. Jean met her future husband Lloyd in 1951 while working as a sales clerk at Eaton’s in Winnipeg. Jean and Lloyd together owned and ran several hotels in Manitoba. They moved their family to BC in 1968. Lloyd built homes in Summerland and if Jean was not busy with her five children she could be seen shingling a roof along-side her husband. Jean loved gardening, cooking (her beef dip was legendary), canning and occasionally making a batch of her “special cherries”. There was never a shortage of animals around her home. She never met an animal she didn’t like! Even up to her death Jean cared for any animal that strayed near enough for her to love. Jean was pre-deceased by her husband Lloyd, her mother Mary and father George as well as her sister Sheila Marie. She is survived by her brother Fred and her five children Heather (Allan), Donna (John), Scott (Marguerite), Kathleen (Bradley), and Cindy (John). She also was blessed with many grandchildren Spring (Aaron), Dorian (Deb), Joe (Jenny), David (Pamela), Robert (Larissa), Ghistaine (David), Russell, Thomas, Allison, Benjamin, Kristopher, Jarred, and Sam; along with many great-grandchildren. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at a later time. Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Penticton SPCA. Condolences may be directed to the family through

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.