Jeanne Keir

March 27, 1949 – December 12, 2013

Jeanne passed away suddenly but peacefully in Yuma Arizona. Jeanne was the beloved wife, companion and best friend of Barry DeRosier of Summerland, adored mother of Neil Bernstien, of New Westminister, Deanna DeRosier (Lance) of Mission and Trina DeRosier of Summerland. Loved and cherished Oma of grandchildren, Michael, Melyssa, Christopher, George, Nikkita and Robert and great grandchildren, Eva and Olivia. Jeanne was predeceased by her parents Ted and Dora Moilliet as well as her brother Eric (2003) and sister Linda (2009). Jeanne will be lovingly missed, and always loved, by sisters Joyce Lovelace (Bill), Sundre Ab., Mary Moilliet (Tom) Kaleden and Madeline Moilliet of Vernon and many nieces and nephews.

Jeanne was born in Kamloops, BC and lived on the family ranch in Vavenby until she was 11. In 1960 the family moved to Vernon and then in 1964 moved to Summerland where Jeanne met Barry DeRosier, they fell in love and married in 1968, together having three children, Neil, Deanna and Trina.

Barry and Jeanne’s career with the Overwaitea Food Group, took them to ten communities in BC, where Jeanne was a loyal and strong supporter. Jeanne managed all related personal moving requirements for these transfers.

Jeanne made many friends in all the communities they moved to and kept in touch with many over the years. Jeanne’s unconditional love of life, family and friends, bubbling personality and contagious laugh will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

After retiring in 2008, Jeanne and Barry moved back to Summerland in 2011.

Jeanne was also a recent survivor of breast cancer in 2013.

There will be a service and celebration of life Saturday March 29th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at the Holy Child Catholic Church in Summerland BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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