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Jenny 'Jean' Zapp (Seynaeve)

Jenny (Jean) Rachelle Zapp

Thanksgiving of Life Celebration

Friday, October 11, 2019
2:00 PM
Coquitlam Presbyterian Church
948 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam, BC
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Obituary for Jenny (Jean) Zapp

July 22, 1926 – September 27, 2019

Jenny (Jean) Zapp passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer at the George Derby Care Centre in Burnaby, BC. Jean was predeceased by Fred, her husband of 35 years, and younger sister, Yvette. She is survived by her son, Ron (Jeannette); her grandchildren, Jennifer (Cassidy), Ryan (Marcella), and Jonathan; and great−grandchildren, Benjamin, Caitlin, Jacob, Gracie, and Aubrey.

Jenny was born July 22, 1926, in Belgium, immigrating with her parents as a baby in 1928. She grew up in Surrey and spent her adult life in New Westminster, Burnaby, and Coquitlam, with decades of enjoyable summers at her cottage in Birch Bay, Washington. From an early age, she was self−taught in many creative pursuits − sewing, knitting, quilting, making a family dinner of perogies, and, in the summer, digging clams or catching crabs at the beach for a BBQ. Jean accompanied family on many excursions and saw the world on cruise ships with her travelling companion, Earl.

A special thank you to the staff at George Derby Care Centre, Special Care Unit for their show of love and kindness in her final years.

A "Thanksgiving" for a good life will be held on October 11 at 2:00 pm at the Coquitlam Presbyterian Church, 948 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the George Derby Care Centre or the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jenny's memory may be made to the following foundations:

Alzheimer Society of BC

George Derby Centre

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