Jean Elizabeth Boss (nee Wooding), aged 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown P.E.I. Born February 17, 1929, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Daughter of the late Leonard and Helen (Blacklock) Wooding. Jean was the wife of the late (Sgt. Retired CD) Milton Alfred Boss, from Nappan, Nova Scotia.
Jean was educated at St. Catherines Collegiate, in Ontario. Jean received her Nursery Nurse training at the Hospital for Sick Children and Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. She took her Nursery School Teacher training at the Prince of Wales Nursery School in Sheffield, England and received her Child Development Course Certificate from the Nova Scotia Teachers’ College in Truro, Nova Scotia.
Jean served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Medical Assistant, where she met her beloved Milton.
Jean owned and operated the Children’s Corner Nursery School, in C.F.B. Greenwood, Nova Scotia, for many years. Jean was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and former member of the Trinity United Church Choir and U.C.W, in Waterville, N.S. Jean was an avid reader and especially enjoyed history books. She loved to sing and sang in school and church choirs from an early age. In younger years, she was a member of the Canadian Youth Hostels Association, taking many bike trips throughout southern Ontario and walking tours throughout Great Britain. When Milton was stationed in Germany, the family toured many countries in Great Britain, Scandinavia and Europe. Jean loved animals, especially cats and had a succession of furry companions over the years.
Survived by her two daughters, Susan (Joel) Turnbull, Hammonds Plains, NS, and Barbara Boss, North Winsloe, P.E.I. Grandsons, Harley Boss (Sarah), Jeremy Boss (Sophie) and Patrick Turnbull. Great grandchildren, Rowan, Sam, Brynnlee and Adalyn Boss. Also survived by sister Joyce (late Rev. Murdo) Pollock, of London, ON, and several nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her sister, Margaret (late Alex) Wilson, also of London, ON.
Jean’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown, for the loving and dedicated care given to her over the past seven years. We also extend heartfelt thanks to staff in the R.T.U. and Unit Three at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their wonderful, compassionate care over the past week.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel, Coldbrook, followed by a private family interment in North Kingston Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jean’s memory, may be made to the Kings County SPCA, Waterville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).