Marie Georgette Jean, SP
Apr 12, 1921 – Oct 5, 2014
Georgette Jean, SP
(Sister Jean Wilfrid)
Sr. Georgette Jean, a Sister of Providence for 74 years, died Sunday morning, October 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Residence, Seattle, WA, at age 93. Vigil Service: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m., and Funeral Mass: Friday, October 10, 2014, 11:00 a.m., both at St. Joseph Residence, 4800 37th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle. Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, Seattle, is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born April 12, 1921, the sixth child of 14 children to Wilfrid Jean and Alvina (Quellet) Jean of St. Antonin, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada. At the age of 11, her mother died suddenly. Sister Georgette’s, aunt, Sister Ernestine Jean, SP came and helped. Sister Georgette never forgot the Sisters’ care and devotion.
She entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Providence on May 18, 1940, made her first profession of vows on November 19, 1941, and her final profession on November 19, 1944. After final vows, she began nursing studies at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, graduating with honors and a BSN degree in 1949. She became a US citizen in 1947.
Sister Georgette’s early ministries included: helping in the infirmary and kitchen, and with the elderly at Mount St. Vincent, Seattle, WA; and was a companion to little boys at Providence Academy, Vancouver, WA. Other ministries included: nurse, supervisor, administrator, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Yakima, WA.; nurse, Providence Hospital, Everett, WA; nurse, Sacred Heart Hospital, Medford, OR; educator, nursing students, Seattle University; director, clinical unit, Providence Hospital, Seattle, WA; and supervisor and administrator, St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA. She also served on the General Council, Sisters of Providence, Montreal, and as the Local Superior, Our Lady of Providence Province, Winooski, VT.
She is preceded in death by her parents and several siblings. She is survived by her brother, Julien Jean, Quebec, Canada.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Sisters of Providence Retirement Fund, 1801 Lind Avenue SW, #9016, Renton, WA 98057-9016.
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