Helene Jeannette Lanthier was born in Cranbrook, BC to the late Thurief Louis and the late Marie Eloria Aurore Elmire Perron (nee Letellier) on April 22, 1922, the second oldest of eight children. Jeannette passed away peacefully in the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook BC on Monday July 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Jeannette was also predeceased by her husband Felix Joseph Gedeon Lanthier who passed away on May 19, 1984. Also predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. Jeannette is survived by son David Ronald (Lillian Faith) Lanthier of Westbank BC and son Donald Joseph Lanthier of Spruce Grove, Alberta and her brother Paul (Chloe) Perron of Victoria, BC. Jeannette is also survived by Grandchildren Stephen (Carol Landsiedel) Lanthier of Red Deer Alberta, Brian (Jennifer) Lanthier of Didsbury, Alberta and Matthew (Heidi) Lanthier of Westbank BC. She is survived by Great Grandchildren Ryan (Courtney Brown) Lanthier and Chelsey Lanthier; Breana, Nolan and Caitlin Lanthier; Kiryn and Alicya Lanthier. Also survived by numerous Nephews and Nieces.
Jeannette and Felix married October 6, 1941 in Cranbrook, BC and lived in Kimberley where Felix operated a Variety Store. In 1942 they sold the Variety Store and moved to Cranbrook. They purchased two properties on King Street in about 1948. In about 1952, they moved to and operated a Laundry business. When the building where the Laundry was housed burned down, they moved back to King Street. In 1968, they bought and operated the Green Store on 5th Street South until Felix passed away in May 1984.
Jeannette loved to travel, going to Quebec 6 times on a quest to find long lost relatives as part of her and her sister Anne Balding’s genealogy research. Jeannette enjoyed her friends and was often the instigator of get togethers. In her senior years Jeannette volunteered and supported various Charities: Cranbrook Food Bank, the Cranbrook SPCA, worked with other seniors in care facilities in Cranbrook and was a volunteer for the Fort Steele Historical Association where she spent a number of years archiving various
The family wishes to thank the Nursing Staff and Doctors on the third floor of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook for attending to Jeannette with tireless goodwill, care and kindness throughout her hospital stay and particularly her last days.
A private grave side service will be held on Friday July 15, 2016 In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the
Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Or the Charity of your choice.
Helene Jeannette Lanthier
April 10 1922 – July 11, 2016