Juliette, peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, passed away on August 31, 2018 at the age of 92. Jay was born in rural Saskatchewan in the town of Storthoaks. She loved sports, was an avid golfer and a passionate curler competing for many years in the SK provincial competitions. At the age of 18 she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served during WW2 throughout Canada returning home in 1945. Jay married the love of her life, Gurney, and raised three sons in Yorkton, SK. They remained devoted to each other for 61 years until the Lord took Gurney home. During their retirement years, Jay and Gurney moved to Kelowna, BC reuniting with their 3 sons. Jay was loving and compassionate with a zest for life. She will be sadly missed by her family: Brent Baldwin (Rhonda) of Kelowna, grandchildren Kelly Zacharias (Les) of Rossland, BC and great-grandchild Ella; Lana Gregson (Matt) of Nanaimo, great-grandchild Olivia; Cory Baldwin of Kelowna; Scott Baldwin (Renee) of Kelowna, grandchildren Ryan Baldwin (Pam) of Calgary and great-grandchildren Brody and Brenner; Jordan Baldwin (Leah) of St. Albert, AB; Dale Baldwin (Sandra) of West Kelowna, grandchildren Samantha Rowe (Travis) of Kelowna; and Emily Poettcker (Lee) of Kelowna.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, October 26, 2018 at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church, 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, V1Y 9M9.
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