Crooker, Jean (nee Gray) of St. Thomas passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
on Sunday April 14, 2019 at age 93, joining her beloved husband Carmen Crooker (predeceased
in 2006) to continue their great love story together forever.
Sister of Anna Cook (Bob), Mary Jane Dunn (Jim), Dick (Carol), Pat (Kathy). Predeceased,
brothers George, Jack, Paul, Michael, Jim and sisters Deanna, Bette Lou and Lenore.
Also predeceased by sister-in-law Dorothy Barney and brothers-in-law Earl and Albert
Jean was born in Aylmer Ontario on January 15, 1926, the daughter of the late George
Russell and Rose (Millard) Gray. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews,
and her “kids” Paula (Jerry) and Sharon (Craig). Jean worked at the Ontario Hospital
in St. Thomas for 24 years, and was co-owner of Crooker Shoe Repair with her husband.
It was Jean's request that her body be donated to science, and arrangements have
been made with the University of Waterloo. Also, as per Jean's wishes, there will
be no visitation or funeral service. Special thanks to staff at Metcalfe Gardens
and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for all they have done for Jean over the years.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital or Animal
Aide of St. Thomas Elgin (in honour of her cherished companion Skittles). Williams
Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.