Jean Newcombe

Obituary of Jean Elizabeth Newcombe

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Age 74, of Falmouth, Hants County, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in the VG Site - QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born on May 1, 1950 in Payzant Memorial Hospital, Windsor, Jean was the eldest daughter of Thelma (Quinn) and the late Irvin Porter.


Jean was loved by her family and friends. She had a passion for learning and was excited to share new information and skills. She enjoyed reading, watching documentaries, crafting and taking classes of interest. She enjoyed genealogy, diligently researching her family for years.  Jean was a passionate textile artist. She followed her childhood dreams of learning to quilt and rug hook, being inspired by both of her grandmothers. This provided an outlet for Jean to express her artistic talents. Family and friends are fortunate owners of her artwork, which will continue to bring them joy from Jean into their homes.


Jean valued her family and friendships deeply. She was always welcoming to new people she met. “Nan” was a loving, positive role model for her grandchildren. She was able to share her creativity and sense of fun with them whether it was playing games such as Chinese checkers and cards, decorating together for holidays, crafting, designing rug hook chair mats or tea parties.


Jean is survived by her husband of 53 years, Terry, Falmouth; son, Jim (Marie); daughter, Laura (Keith); grandchildren, Julia, Sarah, Stephani and Sam, all of Hantsport; mother, Thelma, Windsor; sister, Anne (Kurt), Liverpool; sister-in-law, Diane (John), Iroquois, ON; and a special niece and nephews.


The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and doctors at the Victoria General Hospital for all of their efforts supporting Jean. 


Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A celebration of life will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2 in the Wellwood Community Hall at Hantsport Baptist Church, 6 Willow St., Hantsport. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:



Celebration of Life Open-House

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 2, 2024
Wellwood Community Hall at Hantsport Baptist Church
6 Willow Street
Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Jean Newcombe

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Jean Newcombe

1950 - 2024

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