Jean Lewis

Obituary of Jean Lewis

Jean Mary (Watt) Lewis (b. February 28, 1927)


Passed away peacefully in Aurora, Ontario, on Sunday, June 25, 2017, with her family by her side.  Beloved wife of the late Dr. Frederick North Lewis and dearest Mum to James (Brad) Lewis and life-companion Karrie-Ann Craig Shepherd, and John (Darren) Lewis and wife Lori Lewis. Loving Nana to Kirsten Lewis and partner Josh Wright, and Olivia Lewis. Cherished friend and step-grandmother to Nic Koutros and wife Natalie Koutros, and Victoria Koutros and fiancé Jordan Bulloch and Maddie Shepherd.  Jean was born in Sydney, Australia, and was predeceased by her parents Catherine (Brady) and John Watt, and siblings George, Kathleen, and Leslie Watt.  Our Mum was a lifelong adventurer who left Sydney in 1953 for a solo trip to North America to "see what was out there," and never left. She was a devoted wife and mother who nurtured a wonderful sense of family loyalty and love in all of us.  A true Australian at heart, Mum made friends easily and took everyone at face value. She could tell a wicked story and could make us laugh until we cried. We will miss her outrageous sense of humour and all the fun she brought to our lives, but we'll always remember the way she made us feel.  The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES – NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue), Toronto on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 for a service at 1:00 p.m.  At Mum's request we will take a family trip at a later date to return her to Australia.  Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through