pril 12, 1925 to October 23, 2011
Jean Logan passed away peacefully October 23, 2011 at Eagleridge Manor, Port Hardy at the age of 86 years. She was born on April 12, 1925 outside of Olds, Alberta, one of six children of parents Martin and Hazel Madsen who were wheat farmers. Jean grew up on the farm until she was 20 when she moved to Olds where she rented an apartment with her best friend Marion Reid. Jean worked as a cashier and joined a women’s baseball team. Playing ball was the highlight of her life. Jean met her husband Myrle Logan and was married May 14, 1954 in Red Deer, Alberta. They moved to the East coast where they had a son Raymond, born in Newcastle, New Brunswick. In 1960 the family moved out to Benson Lake, 25 miles west of Port McNeill. Myrle worked as a diamond-drilling contractor to Cominco. Jean looked after the books and her family. By 1970 the mine shut down, so they had to move to Salmo, BC leaving Ray behind to finish high school. Jean and Myrle stayed in Salmo until their retirement in 1980 when they decided to return to the North Island to be near their son. At Nimpkish Heights Jean and Myrle built a big garden and greenhouse living in their double wide with their beloved Brittany spaniel, Tammy. In 1986 Myrle passed away. Two years later Jean moved to Courtenay to a smaller property, bought a new car and started her independent life once again. She soon became close friends with her neighbors May and Jerry and enjoyed bowling regularly. In 1990 Jean suffered a brain aneurism, which meant a long recovery in Victoria. She finally returned to Courtenay with the help of home care for the next 10 years. Jean became wheelchair bound and in 2000 she moved to the newly built Eagleridge Manor in Port Hardy to be near her family Ray, Sandra and Taylor. For nearly eleven years Jean lived at Eagleridge Manor where we cannot begin to express our deepest gratitude to all that cared for her over the years. From doctors, nurses, caregivers, custodial staff, all went above and beyond the call of duty. For that we will be eternally grateful.
There will be no service for Jean however; memorial tributes may be made to Eagleridge Manor, Port Hardy.
May you rest in peace Jean, you’re in a better place now.