Obituary of Jean Bumphrey
Jean Margaret Bumphrey (nee Ireland) of Mossbank, SK passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 31, 2021, at Ross Payant Centennial Nursing Home, Assiniboia, SK at the age of 94 years. Jean is survived by her loving family, son Ron (Joan) Bumphrey; son Wayne (Michelle) Bumphrey; daughter Carolyn (Glen) Cartwright; grandchildren Shelley (Steve), Shannon (Troy), Katie (Jason), Heather (Brian), Carey, Taylor, Matthew, Danny (Brooklynn), Laura (Daniel); great grandchildren Jordan, Landon, Gavin, Connor, Nathan, Carter, Ben, Nick, Wil, Arianna, Maia; sister Marj Linn; sister-in-law Eileen Gillespie; and special friend Joe. Predeceased by her husband Gordon (2010); son Jimmy (1961); parents Sye and Evelyn Ireland; brother Bob (Marge) Ireland; brothers-in-law Bill Linn, Ken Bumphrey, Billy (Sandy) Bumphrey, and Bill Gillespie. Jean was the eldest child of Sye and Evelyn Ireland. She was born and raised on the family farm at Mossbank, a child of the Dirty 30’s. She rode her horse Bonnie to Center Ridge School and completed her schooling in Mossbank while residing with her Aunt Dorothy. After high school Jean continued to reside in Mossbank and took the train to attend secretarial training in Assiniboia. At the age of thirteen Jean’s father traded a cow and truck for a piano. Jean was passionate about music and could play any piece by ear. Many wonderful times were had playing for various dances in Mossbank and the surrounding communities. Jean married the love of her life, Gordon Bumphrey, on October 15, 1946. Jean and Gordon made their home in Mossbank, where they raised their family. Gordon and Jean were blessed with four children, Jimmy, Ron, Wayne, and Carolyn. They grain farmed, raised pigs, cattle, horses and chickens, and sold cream and eggs. She was known in the community for her garden, especially her corn and 14 foot tall sunflowers. Jean was a member of the Royal Purple and Mossbank 50 Plus Club. Jean and Gordon travelled in the United States, won a cruise to the Caribbean, and enjoyed annual trips to BC or Ontario to visit family. Jean was an avid knitter, loved to can, bake bread, and make homemade ice cream. Jean looked forward to Christmas and loved spending the holidays with her family. Tradition was important to Jean, and she continued to uphold the family tradition of enjoying tea every day at 3 o’clock with her sister Marj. After Gordon passed away in 2010, Jean continued to reside in their home in Mossbank until 2013, when she moved to Furrows and Faith Villa. Jean will be remembered for her kind heart and quick wit. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and will be dearly missed. United Church Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 2:00 p.m., at the Cornerstone Gospel Church, Mossbank, SK. Please consider wearing something red, Jean’s favourite colour. Interment will take place at the Mossbank Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Furrows and Faith Retirement Cooperative, Box 129, Mossbank, SK S0H 3G0 or the Children’s Wish Foundation, Saskatchewan Chapter, 3602 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7P 0B1.