Mary 'Jean' Foster

October 19, 1936 – February 25, 2023
Jean passed away at the Woodstock Hospital.
She leaves behind her husband Joe Timmons. Jean will be missed by her children John (Cindy), and Paula (John ‘Doc’). She was blessed with three grandchildren Jennifer, Trista, and Reba, and four great- grandchildren Clara Jean, Allen, Izabella Paula, and Geoff. Remembered by her many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband John Foster, and siblings Clara, Clifford, Alice, Bill, Fred, and Phyllis.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Oxford County made directly, or by cheque, through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario who have been entrusted with Final Arrangements.
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  • Jean will be missed by so many family friends and old neighbours. I am one of them myself and shared many happy moments with Jean chatting over the fence. She made our neighbourhood a happy area as there was a lot of laughter, fun and serious gardening. Jean will be missed by so many family and friends. We loved her.

    Dollene Paquette-Rampersaud
  • Some of us perhaps, were unaware of just how amazing Aunt Jean really was. The way she made people she loved laugh including me. She lifted my spirits when I was discouraged and always when I was down and out by demonstrating her unconditional Love for me verbally and with her hugs. She did this many times for me even though she also, was struggling within her own life, at times as well. And I feel that is what made Aunt Jean such a Caring, Giving and Beautiful
    Human Being. I will never Forget Her and will always Love Her for what She meant personally to me throughout my entire Life. Our Father in Heaven broke our Hearts to prove to us that he only takes the Best. RIP Aunt Jean.

    Keith Miles AND Mary Miles
  • Dear Aunt Jean Heavens new Bookkeeper ,Thank you for the whole of my life .
    You were 2 years old when I was born and 4 when my brother David was born .
    We stuck together like glue ,on the cliff of the Atlantic ,so close we could hear the pounding of the waves in the storms .You were our leader .Thank you from the depths of my heart for your giving heart oxYou have my prayers for the remainder of my life . Paul and I pray for your beloved husband Joe, your golden son John ,his beautiful wife Cindy,wonderful wonderful Paula , her devoted husband Doc and your beloved granddaughter Reba and family and all of Paulas family .
    Thank you for giving me all of your clothes when we were children and older! Thank you for the endless telephone calls that we enjoyed from coast to coast .Thank you for coming the huge distances to visit us on the West Coast .
    Say hello to John ,Gramma and my mother Dad and beautiful brother Phillip xo
    I’m imagining the whole family in angels flight around you ,the baby of the family xo
    Paul and I and our family send you dear Joe John Cindy Paula Doc Reba and family our deepest prayers and thoughts from our hearts at this difficult time xooxxo

    Alice and Paul Vance
  • So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family

    Tobin Toohey
  • My sister Alice and I grew up with Jean on Wallaces Road, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, one block from the Atlantic Ocean. What a great time the 3 of us had. When I look back the memories come rushing through like the Ocean tides How happy we were. Jean, here in Woodstock always had the open door to her house and was willing to listen and help. Thank you for Aunt Jean in our lives and our memories. Love and miss you, David and Norma Thomas.

    Norma Thomas
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss in your lives, my heart was very saddened when I heard of this sad news.

    I do wish that your happy memories of the great times will give you peace, warmth and comfort during this challenging time.

    Please accept my sincerest condolences.

    David Saunders

    David Saunders
  • Dear Jean

    You will be so missed so many phone calls and watching movies together thru the years.with your loving husband joe.. and your lovely visits to my home in cambridge when I lived there…I will treasure your lovely cards you gave me and your positive messages to me, that I could accomplish my goals in life…. we had good chats together and lovely times….Rest in peace. You will b.. lovimngly missed your niece and friend Dianne and family

    dianne talbot
  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure to meet Jean while I was in Woodstock hospital as well. She was a very kind soul.
    Sending my condolences to Joe and family members. May God strengthen you at this difficult time.

    Melissa Rutledge
  • Joe,John, Cindy,Paula, John and family. So Sorry for your loss. I new Jean for many years. I started to do her hair in early 70s. Always had great times. She loved getting her hair done. With Sympathy. Diane and Jim Longworth

    Diane Longworth
  • John, Cindy and Paula

    I’m sorry for your loss. I hope knowing that people are thinking of you provides you some comfort during this difficult time. I’ve been thinking back at the many fun times our families shared together during our childhood. Take good care. Sharen

    Sharen Robinson (Miles)

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