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Jean Crosby

Jean Marie Crosby (Osiowy)

Sunday, February 26th, 1928 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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CROSBY, Jean Marie (née Osiowy) -
Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on January 3, 2019 in her 91st year, God wrapped his loving arms around our beautiful Mom, Sister, Nanny, Great-Nanny, Aunt & Friend and called her home. She rejoins her beloved husband Everett of 64 years, daughter Mary, brothers Joseph, Henry, Louis, sister Myrtle, parents Pearl & Stanley in heaven. Jean will be remembered with great love and affection by her children Debbie (Dave), Karen (Chris), David (Janet). Grandchildren Aaron (Carin), Carissa, Courtney (Aron), Matthew (Stephanie). Great grandchildren Mason, Emerson, Lincoln, Liam and Addalyn. Sister Helen. Nieces Carla & Tamis, great nephew James and great niece Eden. Mom was a loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews from the Crosby and Wilkinson families. Born on February 24, 1928 in Cloverleaf, Manitoba to parents Stanley Osiowy and Pearl Osiowy (nee Chura), Mom spent her childhood on the family farm with her brothers and sisters. She moved to Vancouver at the age of 15 where she met the love of her life, Everett. Married at Holy Cross Catholic Church, they settled in Oshawa to raise their family. Rooted in the Catholic faith, she loved to be involved with events organized by the Catholic Women’s League. She generously volunteered her time at St. Vincent’s Kitchen. Throughout her full life, Mom enjoyed spending winters in Florida with Dad. She developed many lifelong friendships through social gatherings, quilting, ceramics, exercise classes and shopping trips.
Jean loved gardening and baking. The Heart and Stroke group will miss her at their gatherings where she would often share her baked goods, including everyone’s favourite banana bread. Her greatest joy was her family. Mom cherished time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss her beautiful smile and feisty spirit at all our family gatherings. In Jean’s later years, confined to a wheelchair and in failing health, she endured her hardships in silence with strength, courage, determination and with God always at her side. Mom shared many of life’s lessons, including the value of honesty, integrity, hard work, faith and family. She leaves a legacy of love and laughter that will guide us throughout our lives. The Matriarch of our family completed her journey with the dignity and grace that embraced her life. Rest in Peace, “Dearest Mom.” Thank you for your unconditional love and being the best Mom in the world. We will love and carry you in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 9th at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 373 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 am. Internment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Taunton Road East, Whitby. Reception to follow at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby. Memorial donations to be made to the Parkinson’s Canada/Durham Region and condolences may be expressed online at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
    373 Simcoe Street South
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
    373 Simcoe Street South
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  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    355 Taunton Road East
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  • Reception

    W. C. Town Funeral Chapel
    110 Dundas Street East
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Jackie Van Wort

Posted at 12:36pm
I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom she was an amazing lady we had a lot of fun working together at Haugens so many years ago my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Linda Sampson Mackay

Posted at 09:10pm
hello to Jean Crosby Family i new your mom and Dad i live on handcock Rd i may have gone to school with some of you .i was sorry to hear about your mom.heather and i was talking about your parents and you kids i now live in Oshawa again .as kids we new all the Crosby family my mom and step dad there last name was fowler so for your lose . take care Linda

Gary and Nancy Crawford

Posted at 11:44am
To the Crosby Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mother Jean. We have fond memories of both your parents. We remember your Mom and Dad working in the garden and around the house and being good neighbour's. They were great friends to our parents and us. Sincerely, Gary, Nancy and all the Crawford Family.

Joanne Kazimierczuk

Posted at 06:08pm
Dave and Family: Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mom. Sincerely Richard and Joanne Kazimierczuk and Brian Bremner

Roseanne Albert

Posted at 09:01pm
To the Crosby family, My deepest heartfelt condolances, on the loss of your mother Jean. She was the sweetest lady with a heart of gold. I will miss her dearly. May you find comfort knowing she is now in the arms of Jesus.Hugs to you all. Rosie

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