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.