Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Myrtle Jean "Jean" Geiger

Female 1921 - 2014  (92 years)


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  • Name Myrtle Jean "Jean" Geiger 
    Born 25 Mar 1921  , Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Interesting religion, public service, life story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-199036 
    Died 16 Jan 2014  Cambridge Century Inn 991 King St. E., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I199036  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Jeremiah B. "Jerry" Geiger,   b. 30 Oct 1896, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1976  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Rosina "Rose" Thaler,   b. 2 Jul 1899, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1984, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F34453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GEIGER, Jean

      Jean passed away peacefully on January 16, 2014 at Fairview Mennonite Home. She was predeceased by her brother Willard and wife Ilah and her brother Jim and first wife Sylvia and second wife Sheila. Jean will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews Jane and George Cordiner, Jerry Geiger, Joy Geiger and Charles Whitlock, Ruth Curran, Barbara and Kate Geiger. She will be fondly remembered by her great-nieces and nephews Daryl and Janelle Cordiner, Suzanne and Chad Curran and Anna Geiger-Whitlock. Born in Alberta in 1921 to Jerry Geiger and Rose (Thaler), Jean was brought to Ontario as a young child and spent her childhood in Kitchener and Breslau. Jean's career began as a bank teller at the Waterloo Trust in Kitchener and continued in Toronto. Jean spent ten wonderful years in India with the Mennonite Central Committee and the Missionary Church. She later became Dean of Women at Emmanuel Bible College and finished her career at Young's Jewelry store in Kitchener. Jean was an adventurer. She was on the last ship through the Suez Canal before the 1956 crisis. In India she took train trips from the southern tip to the Himalayan Mountains, rolling out her bedroll at night and sleeping with the other passengers. Closer to home, she took the train to the Rocky Mountains and a favourite destination was always Algonquin Park. Jean's gifts of laughter, story telling, letter writing, hospitality and generosity helped her develop and sustain many wonderful friendships around the world. Jean's service to others ranged from knitting dolls for charities to book keeping for church organizations to providing meals and support to many friends and family. Jean's last years were spent at Fairview Mennonite Home. Her family wishes to thank the Fairview team including administrators and front line care givers for their kindness and support. Cremation has occurred. A memorial service and reception will take place in the auditorium at Fairview Mennonite Home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations can be made to Women's Ministries of Bethany Missionary Church or the Canadian Arthritis Society and can be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. Jean will be missed by her family and many friends.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1921 - , Alberta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 2014 - Cambridge Century Inn 991 King St. E., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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