With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother Jean Klassen on March 24, 2022.  Jean passed away peacefully at the Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home in Carman MB with her family by her side.

Jean is survived by her brother Clifford Pokrant of Winnipeg, three children daughter Tracey Klassen (Rene) of Oak Bluff MB, son Jeffrey Klassen (Trish) of Beaver Lodge AB and son Darren Klassen (Michele) of Lake Francis MB. Jean is also survived by her 4 grandchildren, Jessica Knaggs (Gary) of Carman MB, Justin Owen (Kenna) of Carman MB, Kelli Klassen of Calgary AB, Tyler Klassen (Courtney) of Calgary AB, and 3 great grandchildren, Grayson, Lachlan and Fletcher Knaggs.  Jean was predeceased by her son (baby Klassen), husband Harold Klassen and brother Richard Pokrant.

Jean was born on the family farm in Rosenfeld MB on July 20, 1935. She loved spending time with family and friends. Mom went to school in Rosenfeld and finished grade 12 at the Mennonite College Institute in Gretna. In 1955 mom received her Permanent Teaching Certificate and taught in various places in Manitoba until around 1964 at which time she worked various jobs and began having a family.  Mom and dad eventually moved to Northern Manitoba where they spent the remainder of their working years and during this time made life long friends. Retirement brought mom and dad to Carman MB.  Mom was an active member and volunteered at the Carman Legion. She enjoyed having her family close by and hosting family gatherings which all were welcomed.

Our mother was a very loving, supportive, and strong lady who will be missed by her family and many others.

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Doyles Funeral Home
Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
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