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Jean Cameron Williamson

Jean Cameron Williamson
We regret to announce the passing of Jean Cameron Williamson in Victoria in October 2023, with her son and daughter-in-law by her side.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Ray Cameron, her second husband, Dave Williamson, her brother, Frank Orgnacco and her sister, Mary van Goor. She is survived and forever remembered by her son Ian (Déa) and granddog Islay; and daughter Barbara Jean (Marcelo) and grandchildren Alexandra and Danny. She also leaves her sister Delfina Peressini of Revelstoke, many nieces and nephews, and numerous others who knew her as “Auntie Jean”.
Jean was born in Revelstoke and raised her family there.  Through the years, she belonged to many organizations, like the Women of the Moose Lodge, and volunteered regularly for the Canadian Cancer Society, among others.
Her greatest love was her family.  She also enjoyed gardening, entertaining and welcoming new friends into her life. In 1970, she accomplished her dream of having a “little cabin by the lake”. She loved her spot on Mara Lake, and she and Ray were a fun-loving couple that opened their home to countless family members and friends.  Lots of people said that they had more fun than anyone else they knew.
After Ray passed in 1991, she found love and happiness again with Dave Williamson of Sicamous, and she started a whole new chapter, spending the coldest parts of the year at their home high on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Baja California, Mexico.  They also wintered in Desert Hot Springs, and after Dave’s passing in 2010, she continued to do so until 2020. After that, Jean wintered in Victoria, close to her son, and there she formed more beautiful friendships in the Trillium community.
Ian, Barbara, and their families are missing her beautiful smile and zest for life.  She gifted her adventurous spirit to her children and encouraged them to take opportunities and experience new things. She taught them to work hard, aim high, be considerate of others, and stay positive.
Always energetic, she was a keen cross-country skier and swam or walked nearly every day. She loved music and believed in its power to uplift people. She kept a daily journal and pursued creative writing with her neighbours in California. Her wit is legendary, and her laugh was contagious. She had a very full life.
With her outgoing and friendly nature, she attracted good friends wherever she went. Missing her are friends from Revelstoke, Sicamous, Victoria, California, across Canada and around the world.
The family would like to thank neighbours Bill Hudson, Sterling Shoucair, and Jean and Wayne Steward for their support that allowed her to live independently at the cabin until the end.
We will miss Jean dearly, but we are so grateful for the precious moments we shared with her. Love you always, Mom.  Rest assured that your guiding light is with us every day.

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