Junne Jenkins

A photo of Junne Jenkins

Junne was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Jenkins, and devoted and loving mother to Sandy (Richard Gilbert), all of whom cherished her and will miss her dearly.

Junne was one of ten children born to the late Bert and Lillian Graves on December 31, 1936.  They all lived on the family farm just outside of Ridgetown.

She is survived by and will be remembered with love by her sisters Joyce Campbell and Madeline Bateman, her brother Ron Graves, her sisters-in-law Nora Graves and Ruth Graves and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters Gladys Shoemaker, Dorothy Graves and Audrey Smith as well as her brothers George, Kenneth and Fred Graves.

Junne believed strongly in fellowship and service to her community.  She was an active member of the United Church Women’s League and the choir at the Morpeth United Church.  Following the closure of that church, she became involved with several activities at the Erie Street United Church in Ridgetown.

She remained active, playing shuffleboard at the Morpeth Community Centre in the winter, lawn bowling at Ridgetown in the summer months, and having lunch with the “girls” after church on Sundays.  In her earlier years, she was an avid curler who participated in may jitneys and bonspiels with her husband Bill at the Ridgetown Golf and Country Club.

Junne spent the last week of her life in the amazing care of the staff and volunteers at the Chatham Kent Hospice.  The family cannot say enough about the kindness and love this organization offers to their residents, as well as to their families, as they travel through this difficult final journey.  If you wish to honour Junne in some way, please think about contributing to this wonderful organization at https://chathamkenthospicefoundation.com/donations/.

Junne’s wishes were that cremation take place, followed by a simple graveside service at a later date in the spring at the Morpeth Cemetery.

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Dear Sandra: Sending you my sympathies on your Mom's passing. I ran into her occasionally over the past few years, and always had a nice chat about her family and growing up on the Howard Road. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Margaret Strysio

Sandy & Family I & family were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your dear Mom. We are sending our condolences and wishing you all peace and comfort at this most difficult time. Rob & family

Sincere condolences to Sandy and family. Thinking if you all during a difficult time.

Dear Sandy, so sorry to hear of your loss.

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

Bill, Sandy, Richard and the entire Graves family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Junne, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you. Death is not the end, it is only the passing on from time into eternity for the children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

Deepest sympathies in the loss of your Mom May all your memories bring you some comfort

Bill, Joyce & Families: Please accept our condolences in the passing of Junne. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this saddened time. Junne was a wonderful person and friend and she will be missed by all.

Bill & family Sorry to hear of Junnes passing, please accept our condolences. Happy memories will last forever.

Bill & Sandra, John & I send our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Junne. We spent many hours working together at Morpeth United Church & the Community Centre. Junne always had a smile, and would take on any project. She was a wonderful lady, and will be missed by many, but especially your family. Please know you are in our thought and prayers.

I am sorry to hear of Junne’s Passing, my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Dear Sandy,sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts are with you during this time.Aleks and Shellie

Aunt Junney, your sweet smile and kindness to me will akways be in my heart Hugs to all of you who loved her so. Sandra, all my strength to you and Uncle Bill Kim ♡

I am so sorry to hear of Junnes passing. Junne was a beautiful person and friend and I will miss our visits in the salon. Sending deepest condolences to The family.

I am so very sorry to hear of Junne’s passing. Junne was a wonderful person and friend and I will miss our visits in the salon. Sending deepest condolences to the family.

Ron, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your sister, Junne. God bless.

Joyce , So very sorry to hear of Junne's passing. Will miss seeing the two of you out walking together around our town. May all the moments you shared on these walks bring you comfort now and during the days to come. God bless.

Bill and Graves family on behalf of my mom Nora Graves we send our deepest condolences to everyone

Bill and family, please accept our condolences in the passing of Junne. She was a quiet lovely woman.Blessings to all. Dona and Anne Gammage

With deepest sympathies to the Jenkins family we send our condolences. June was a great lady.

Junne was always polite and friendly. Wonderfull lady. She will be missed !! Very Sorry !!

My sincere sympathy to all the Family

Extending my deepest sympathy to the family of June Jenkins.

Junne was a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit. I can still see her sitting in church at Erie Street, near the back on the right, so often smiling. Junne would support anything going on in the church and her warmth welcomed so many. She was loved and I was privileged to know her for almost 15 years. I know you will miss her deeply. She has given you a wonderful legacy of the love she shared with you. Deep blessings on all Junne's loved ones, family and friends.

June was a lovely lady and will be missed. We spent many fun times with June and Bill on the curling ice. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Jenkins family.

Condolences to all affected by Junne’s passing

Bill, Sandy and family, and the entire Graves family, So sorry to hear this news. I spent many years in the choir with Junne, and she was always a happy welcoming person whenever we happened to meet over the years. My heartfelt condolences are extended to all of you Bill Carnie

Aunt Junne, all those wonderful years we all had with you will be with us forever. RIP our sincere condolences are with Uncle Bill and Sandra and family till we meet again. love Rick & Louise Smith ( Sudbury On ).

Very heartfelt condolences to Uncle Bill Jenkins, Sandy and Richard; as well as Aunt Joyce, Aunt Madeline, Uncle Ron, Aunt Nora, Aunt Ruth, and families. Aunt Junne was most definitely a VERY special and wonderful lady, and will be missed by all of us; but will also be remembered with many special memories to cherish. Sending our deepest thoughts of sympathy and prayers; as well as lots of special hugs and love to all of the families. RIP Sweet Aunt Junne Sympathy & Love From Brad & Susan Smith and Family