FLEET, Jean

Obituaries

We are saddened to announce the passing of Jean (Martin) Fleet, age 84, at Valley View Villa and formerly of Trenton, on May 23, 2020.

Born Margaret Jean Martin, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Martin Manning and was adopted and raised by her maternal grandmother, Martha Martin in Westville, NS.

On May 17, 1958 she married Irvine Fleet and then raised their 5 children in Trenton. While her kids were growing up, she was involved with the Card Club and the UCW (United Church Woman), including a stint as President. Once all the kids were in school, she worked briefly at Zellers and Woolworths and then as church secretary at First United Church, Trenton until she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm on May 24, 1995. Her world changed greatly after that, leaving her with vision issues, speech deficits and partial paralysis. We were just thankful that she was still in our lives. Mom was a voracious reader, books before her aneurysm and then magazines after and until shortly before she passed.  She remained at home until suffering a fall in March 2019. She then spent 5 months in the Aberdeen Hospital before being transferred to Valley View Villa in August 2019.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Irvine; her daughters, Lynn and Donna; her sons, Doug, Ian (Rebecca) and Bruce; daughters-in-law, Tracy MacGregor Fleet and Kathy Cameron Fleet; and her grandchildren whom she adored, David (Josee) Rockey, Emily and Madison Fleet; Matthew and Jenny Fleet. She also leaves behind her siblings, Roddie Manning (Betty), Isabel Duggan (the late Paddy) and Richard Norris (Peggy) as well as many nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the staff of 5 South at the Aberdeen Hospital and the Elm Wing of Valley View Villa for the exceptional care provided to Jean.

Due to COVID restrictions, a family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Mom’s memory can be made to First United Church, Trenton or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca