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Jennie Bryant

January 30th, 1929 - April 11th, 2024
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Jennie grew up in the Northern Ontario town of Atikokan, along with her two brothers Fred and Marlin. At the age of five her father passed away leaving her Mom a widow with 3 young children. Life was hard coming out of the depression but her Mother kept the family together by raising pigs and chickens and growing a large garden on a widows pension.

She loved to reminisce about her "wild years" , having fun with friends; picking berries, swimming in rivers, skating on frozen ponds in -30 and trying out the latest dance moves at the pool hall. It was in this small town where she met and made life long friends with Jenny Parr, Ann Wood, Martin and Wiesje O'Kroneg and Stella Brick.

Jennie married Don Delinsky and moved to Thunder Bay. Over the next 7 busy years they welcomed 5 daughters! In 1964 they decided to move to BC to get away from the Ontario winters. Always up for a challenge, Jennie along with her Mother-in-law boarded a train for a 4 day journey to Vancouver. She settled in New Westminster and remained in her home for over 40 years.

In the early 70's she divorced Don but remained close with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lorne and Willie, and her niece, Lisa. Forging a new path as a single mother, this was challenging, as she had not finished school or been in the work force since the mid 50's. With help from the government, she went back to get her grade 12, then onto vocational school where she graduated with an A average. She went to work in collections with Woolco then BMO for 20 plus years.

In 1974 she met the love of her life Carl Bryant. They married in 1975 and blended their two families together, she welcomed 2 step children into the fold. Now with 7 children life became hectic and busy. Those times were followed by many happy years celebrating graduations, weddings and the arrival of 10 grandchildren and recently 3 great grand children. Jennie and Carl's love story would last 31 wonderful years until Carl passed away in 2006.

Jennie volunteered many years at the Century House, Massey Theatre and Arts Center. She was a lifelong learner and was always game to try new things. She loved crosswords, puzzles, bingo and schooling everyone in cribbage. After health struggles became too much she moved to Mulberry Parc, where she found a wonderful caring community and made incredible friends.

She was an inspirational woman who led by example with her warmth, sense of humor and kindness. Quick witted and always up for a cup of coffee and visit. She made many supportive friendships throughout her life. Her family was the most important thing to her. 

Mom, we will miss your love, laugh, smile, hugs, crib games and words of wisdom. You were our North Star. You are now free from the challenges that you bravely faced these last years. 

Until we meet again, we love you.


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