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Jean Isobel Germann
Female 1920 - 2015


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  • Birth  12 Nov 1920  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Jean Isobel Hayes 
    Name  Jean Isobel Robinson 
    Residence  2014  , British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-65144 
    Died  14 Feb 2015  Surrey, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I65144  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Henry Allen Germann,   b. May 1878, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Leonora Heller,   b. 7 Apr 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F186204  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Harold Speers Robinson,   b. 1918, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 2014 
    Married  3 Apr 2014 
    Children 
     1. Ann Robinson
    Family ID  F48570  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Allan Edward Hayes,   b. 23 Nov 1922, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1945, , Bahamas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Aug 1944 
    Family ID  F49383  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ROBINSON, Jean Isobel (nee Germann)

      Passed away February 14, 2015 at the age of 94. Born in Waterloo, Ont. she grew up in a household full of music. Luckily both Jean and sister Louise inherited their father's wonderful musicality. She married her high school sweetheart, Allan Hayes in 1944 and moved to Nassau where he was based. An R.C.A.F. Flying Officer, he was tragically killed months after they wed. With remarkable support from sister Louise, she returned home to continue a professional singing career, most notably on the Dominion Network in "Singing Stars of Tomorrow" and Good Year's "Parade of Stars". In 1946 and 47, she was hired as the concert soloist at the Banff Springs Hotel and the Chateau Lake Louise. In year two at the Chateau, she met her future husband and lifelong accompanist, Dr. Harold Robinson, who was also an accomplished pianist. A three-month engagement was followed by 67 years of marriage filled with love and music. In 1951 the family moved from Banff to Vancouver. Active in the music of her church and the Vancouver Philharmonic Music Club, she shared her talents with family, friends, and audiences her entire life. Jean's enduring legacy will be the joy of music she imparted to so many. When her husband became the Medical Director of C.A.R.S., she became an active volunteer in the Arthritis Society. Jean was a very loving and supportive mother and grandmother, attending nearly every musical performance in which her family was involved. Jean was widowed 10 months ago. She was also predeceased by her sister Louise and son-in-law Kurt. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Ann Neumann, son Chris Robinson (Paddi), grandchildren Chris, Katherine (Agustin), Caitlin, Jennifer, Michaela, great-granddaughter Magnolia, nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Crescent Gardens Care Staff for their tremendous care and compassion over the past four years. A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday February 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Canadian Memorial Church, 16th and Burrard, with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elektra Women's Choir in Jean's memory.1a

      1awww.hollyburnfunerals.com

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 2015 - Surrey, British Columbia Link to Google Earth
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