I have just learned that a co-worker, Jean Stewart, lost her 3 year battle to breast cancer. Jean had been a 12 year survivor only to learn the beast had returned. She passed today - her birthday.
Jean touched everyone she knew with a hilarious sense of humour and an amazing spirit. Jean was a Scot with a thick accent - although she would argue that it was you with the accent not her. Tireless, hard working, always a good thing to say and positive outlook on any situation - no matter how grim.
We recieved a notification from our organization that said, "Jean will be remembered for her intelligence, wit, commitment and enthusiasm. She can best be described as follows:
A special sense of humour, combined with her distinct Scottish accent and phrases, she brought a sense of joy, passion, and commitment to her work which was infectious and inspirational. Intelligent, analytical, wise and occasionally, “cheeky”, Jean had relentless enthusiasm for law and policy and commitment to the injured workers of BC. She made the Board a better place to be for those fortunate enough to work with her. She will be truly, deeply missed."
A lovely human being who made the world a better place for everyone who knew her.