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Jean Sigrid Szabo (Tatlow)

January 9, 1941 - February 21, 2017


Jean is survived by her children Joanne (Garry) Osachoff and Dan (Wanda), her grandchildren Megan (Tyler) Smith, Nicole Osachoff and Tiara Shaw and her great-granddaughter, Hope, brothers Earle (Pat Ronalds) Tatlow and Bob (Sheri) Tatlow, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and all her wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Steve, her parents Floyd and Gertrude Tatlow, Steve’s brother Leslie, sisters Elizabeth and Marie and his parents, Joseph and Ethel.
Jean was born to Floyd and Gertrude Tatlow on January 9, 1941 in Tisdale Saskatchewan. Shortly afterwards, they moved to Kinistino, Saskatchewan. In 1959, Jean graduated from Grade 12 and started her nurse’s training at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. While there, she met other nurses-in-training who she has remained friends with all this time. She graduated in 1962 and moved to Creston BC to work in the hospital. It was during this time that she met Steve. It was love at first sight as they married in 1964 after writing many letters and seeing each other only five times. They moved to Nakusp where they made their forever-home. Jean felt blessed to have instructed, then worked with, the first class of long term care aids for Halcyon Home in 1981. In 1984, she became the bookkeeper for Szabo’s Mechanics Ltd and she and Steve worked together until he retired in 2004.
Jean’s family and friends were her most cherished gifts. She had many passions in her life including reading, genealogy, cooking, gardening and scrapbooking.
Jean was loved by so many, touched so many hearts and will be so greatly missed.


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From: Valley Funeral Home Staff

Valley Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marie Wanstall Taje
Relation: Friend since 1961

Thinking of you Jean and how we were able to spend many evenings together this past few months…you were always a welcoming friend into your home. You loved Nakusp and all your friends..I will miss you my friend. Your family and I know that you are with your Steve and other loved ones. I know you will rest in peace. Thankyou for your precious friendship.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 28, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Nakusp Arena

Nakusp , BC Canada

Nakusp , BC Canada

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PO Box 688
Nakusp BC V0G 1R0

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