Jean MacPherson

Obituary of Jean Ann MacPherson

Jean Ann MacPherson

Highlands, NL

March 19, 1939 - January 16, 2022


Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone.

Jean Ann MacPherson (Lee)

It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Jean Ann MacPherson of the Highlands announces her passing on January 16, 2022 at the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville, NL, at the age of 82.

Born in Bonne Bay, NL on March 19, 1939 her family later moved to Corner Brook where she met her loving husband of 41 years Donald Alexander MacPherson (known as Don) who sadly passed away on June 13, 1999. They were married and then moved to the Highlands where they began their own Family of 7 children. In May 1965 they moved their family to Toronto, where Jean was a stay-at-home mom raising the children, until they were older, then she went to work at Max Factor & then on to Louis Kool & Sons until they happily left and moved back to the Highlands and opened their own convenience store.

Leaving to mourn with broken hearts and fond, loving memories are her 7 children Diann (Eugene) Gillis, Highlands, Derm MacPherson Port Perry, ON, Donald (Wendy) MacPherson Kearney, ON, Audrey (Darrell) Holloway, Milton, NL, Gerald MacPherson (Shiann Butler), Highlands, NL, Pattie MacPherson Enfield, NS, Sherri (Trevor) Quilty, St David’s, NL. 18 Grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way, 2 great great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly. Sister (& Best friend for life) Nora Russell, Brothers: Dermott Jr (Ann) Lee, Clarence (Susanne) Lee, Derick (Sherry) Lee, In-law’s: Ruby Lee Barbra Brown, Ann Stromp, Mary (Aubrey) Madore, Dan (Madge) MacPherson, Elise MacPherson, Elorna MacPherson and a large number of nieces, nephews and good friends.

Predeceased by: Granddaughter Dana Rae MacPherson Parents: Dermott & Euphemia Lee, Son in-law Bradley Legge, Parents in Law: John Howard & Ann Elizabeth MacPherson, Brothers, Baby William (died at childbirth), William Lee, George (Gwen) Lee, Joe (Anya) Lee, Gerald (Margaret) Lee, Francis (Alice) Lee Sisters, Molly (Edgar) Reid, Ethel (William) Tracey, Margaret (John) Johnson. In-laws: Leonard Russell, James McPherson, Gerald MacPherson, Geraldine MacPherson, Howard MacPherson, Phyllis (Richard) Lamphere.

The MacPherson Family would like to send a huge thank you out to the Staff at the Crosswinds Seniors Resort and Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital. Each and everyone of you took such wonderful care of Mom. We could not have asked for any better. Your kindness and compassion shown to mom and all our family was amazing.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Fillatre’s Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing, NL. A Memorial Service to commemorate Jean’s life will be held at a later date.

Dementia is a horrible disease for any person to go through and even harder for the family members. Any donations to find a cure for this disease is the only way we can think of that would be a great way of honoring mom. Donations can be made at

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