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Jean F. Trenholm


Jean F. Trenholm

It is with heavy hearts that we share with everyone the passing of our beautiful mom, Jean Trenholm (nee Turpin) of Port Elgin, and formerly of Timber River, NB. With us at her side she left us Saturday morning after a brief illness. 

Family was everything to Mom. She loved spending time with us and our families, and was forever concerned about our happiness and safety. 

Mom was born in Heatherton, Nova Scotia, she moved to Timber River in 1961 and lived her entire married life in the home she and Dad built together ... and remodeled together too many times to count! We believe it was their shared passion along with the flowers, plants, bushes and gigantic maple tree found on their property. 

Mom worked at Cole's Grocery Store before taking on the challenge of delivering the mail for 25 years! She was also a custodian at the Port Elgin post office during that time. In her "retirement" she was a caregiver for the late Leona LeBlanc whom Mom came to love with all of her heart. Mom was a member of the St. Bartholomew's church and became a recent member of the Cape Tormentine Legion in memory and honour of her Dad who served in WW11.

Our amazing, loving Mom leaves behind her daughters, Darlene (Clifford) Smallwood, Joy (Shane) Banks and son Michael (Janice Lake); four grandchildren, Derek (Rebecca), Natasha (Nathan), Cally (Lukas) and Dylan; six great grandchildren, Brayden, Donovan, Sophia, Lily, Finn and Rosa and three step great grandchildren, Kamden, Hailey and Dax; two sisters, Shirley MacPherson, Wilda Trenholm; a brother in law, Norman Trenholm,  and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, Harold and Mary Turpin, mom was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Garnet Trenholm;  two brothers, Russell and Michael (Mickey); a brother in law Vincent MacPherson; a grandson Dustin Smallwood and her special lifelong friend, Elaine.

Special thanks to Dr. Stewart and all the wonderful staff at Westford for taking such wonderful care of our mom.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, Sackville & Port Elgin, NB (506-364-1300).  A private family service will be held at the St. Clement's Catholic Church Parish Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made in Mom's memory to the Westford Nursing home or charity of choice. 

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Mom's online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Location
Private Family Graveside Service At A Later Date

Burial Location
St. Clement's Catholic Church Cemetery

Requested Charity
Westford Nursing Home; Donor's Choice