Jean Wiggins Obituary

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Jean Wiggins

March 1, 1943 - January 21, 2014
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Janina Ewa Wojewoda Wiggins passed away peacefully in her home at age 70 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. She leaves behind a husband, Jimmie; a son, Stefan (Tammy); 2 daughters, Maria Parker (Stephen) and Ewa; 2 grandsons, Bailey and Jimmie, and her beloved pooch, Floppy. Jean was born in a small village in Poland, located between Auschwitz and Majdanek, during World War II. After the war, she and her parents lived in a displaced persons camp in Germany before emigrating to Canada in 1950. She spent her early years in Windsor, Ontario and graduated with a master's degree from the University of Windsor in 1968. Word's cannot do...
Janina Ewa Wojewoda Wiggins passed away peacefully in her home at age 70 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. She leaves behind a husband, Jimmie; a son, Stefan (Tammy); 2 daughters, Maria Parker (Stephen) and Ewa; 2 grandsons, Bailey and Jimmie, and her beloved pooch, Floppy. Jean was born in a small village in Poland, located between Auschwitz and Majdanek, during World War II. After the war, she and her parents lived in a displaced persons camp in Germany before emigrating to Canada in 1950. She spent her early years in Windsor, Ontario and graduated with a master's degree from the University of Windsor in 1968. Word's cannot do justice to the life of this woman. Her devotion to education, whether her own or the countless students she taught over 40 years as a schoolteacher, was second only to her family, friends and faith. She spent her life in service to others, always leading by example, with the never-ending belief that the world could be a better place through love. She embodied the virtues of self-sacrifice and patience and there is no doubt that her loss will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held at Southern Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 PM - 8 PM. Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 AM at Saint Peter's Catholic Church on Lorna Rd in Hoover. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent to Father Emmett Hoffman's Soaring Eagle Indian School in Billings, Montana 59103.

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