Jean Florence Greyling (nee Cranna) went home to be with her Lord on Monday, August 28, 2023 at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital. Jean was born on March 28, 1930 in Cape Town, South Africa. In her long life she lived in Cape Town, South Africa; Portsmouth, England, and Toronto and Bath, Ontario, Canada. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bill (2000) and her daughter-in-law Debbie (1998).
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her children; Rod (Xin), Owen (Sue), Brian, Wendy and Adrian (Shawna), grandchildren; Mandy, Joel, Landon, Amy, Aaron, Matthew, Melissa, Meggan, Sarah, Cassandra, Timothy, Leah, Ian and Avery and, great-grandchildren; Jude, Angus, Isabella, William, Danae, Seth, Ethan, Thomas, Lexington and Addilyn. Jean will also be fondly remembered by Carolyn and Susie. Jean’s chicken curry was legendary in her family and was often the centre of many family get-togethers.
Friends will be received from 3 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, ON. The funeral will be at James Reid at 10:30 am on Friday, September 1, 2023 with interment at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Glenburnie, ON.
Jean was a mighty prayer warrior and began each day with intercessory prayer for the many people she felt called to commend to the Lord in prayer. Even in the last week of her life she was concerned about those who were her special responsibility in prayer. Thankfully, this mighty warrior is now at rest in the presence of the Lord she knew, loved and served for many years. “Her children rise up and called her blessed.”
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital who cared for Mum in her final days. They were truly exceptional and we will be eternally grateful.