Posted: May 26th, 2017

CARLETON – Jean passed away on May 22, 2017 at The Meadows Care Home in Swift Current, SK.  Jean was born on May 30, 1926 in Bracken, SK the oldest of 4 girls to Clark & Jennie Sim.  She lived 2 ½ miles southeast of Orkney and went to school in Orkney until grade 10.  She was very involved in chores such as feeding animals, pumping and hauling water as her dad had gotten thrown off a harrow cart and had broken ribs.  When she was 13 she was one of a group of students who rode all the way to Regina in the back of a 3- ton truck to see the King & Queen (King George VI & Queen Elizabeth). There were railway ties in the back of the truck for them to sit on and a tarp covering them.  They took bedrolls and slept overnight in a hall.  In the summers she worked for various neighbors milking cows, handing out mail from the post office, separating milk & cream, making meals, weeding gardens and babysitting.  On October 11, 1945 she married Ken Carleton and they had 3 children; Russel, Carol and Larry.  Jean did a lot of gardening, canning, rode horseback, chased cows, fed pigs, raised chickens to eat and sell and sometimes even sold 150 per year at the ready to eat stage.  She also drove school bus as a sub for 3 years.  She loved to square dance, play cards with neighbors, belonged to the Eastern Star and was very involved with the Orkney United Church.  She is survived by:  her son Russel (Shirley), grandson Raymond (Jodie, Taylor, Samantha, Damon, Logan, Danielle, Hailey, Cashton), granddaughter Marla (Robert Shirley, Kendell, Lydia, Camden, Evan);  daughter Carol (Perry Cochrane), granddaughter Crystal (Glen Mihalicz, Mathieu, Zach), granddaughter Caralee (Mark Novecosky, Braeden, Jared, Ethan), granddaughter Carmen; son Larry (Bonnie), granddaughter Tara (Chris Mantyak, Huxley, Ayzlin, Pepper), grandson Cory (Chelsey) Tryten, Peyton), sister Reta (Norman Schick), brother-in-law Lafe Griffin, sister-in-law Marian North, brother & sister-in-law George and Sophie Carleton and many nieces and nephews.  Jean was predeceased by her husband Ken, her parents Clark & Jennie Sim, sister Olive McGillivary, sister Irma Griffin, brother-in-law Raymond McGillivary, nieces Brenda McGillivary, Leanne McGillivary, brother-in-law Roy North, brother & sister-in-law Stanley & Lois Carleton and daughters-in-law Sandy Carleton and Louise Thomson.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Church.  The interment took place at the Orkney Cemetery, Orkney, SK.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Orkney Cemetery Fund, Orkney Hall or to the Alzheimer’s Society.  For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit  Arrangements are in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle.

7 Condolences to “CARLETON – JEAN”

  1. Byron and Mardel says:

    The Carleton Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    I will always remember her contagious smile and her friendly personality.
    Such a swell lady for the three of you to call your mother.

  2. Gail (Rapley) and Chris Beuhler says:

    I have know Jean all of my life. May she rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to all of Jean’s family.

  3. Ernie & Sharon Tustian says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Jean,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Gene and Diane Hunter says:

    Larry and Bonnie and family
    We are so sorry to hearing that your mom has passed away. She can rest in peace now. We are thinking of you all during this time of sadness.

  5. Tom & Kathy Bennett ( new Sim) says:

    Heartfelt condolences to all of Jeans family. I only knew her and Ken through Christmas card exchanges. I loved my grandpa Roy Sim dearly. Clarkes brother
    Hugs to all. Kathy

  6. Orville&Mavis Myrvang says:

    Mavis and I would like to express our most sincere condolences to the family in their sad time. The good thing is that she is with her Ken and Babs and all her own friends and is at peace. We remember all the great times at Orkney and the border station at Monchy. God Bless you all and I hope your day goes well.

  7. Janie Gillis says:

    To the family of Jean and Ken, my sympathies at the passing of Jean, and also Ken . I met your parents when I worked at the Palliser, I so enjoyed their sense of humour and genuine kindness

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