Jeanie was born and grew up in Victoria, BC where she lived until her marriage to David Harold Cooke in 1948.  She spent the next 43 years in Toronto raising her family, enjoying Muskoka cottage life, winter sports and making life-long friends. Jeanie and Dave and all their family returned to Victoria and enjoyed many years of great family times on the island.

Jeanie was accepting of everyone, genuine and caring, generous and filled with joy; an eternal optimistic, a warrior, a social butterfly and a fashionista.  She was devoted to her husband, family and her faith; she could make friends anywhere she went and would find a common connection amongst complete strangers.  Jeanie had a gift of the gab and a way to bring people together. She provided unconditional love, support, and great advice and encouragement to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many close friends and relatives.

Jeanie does not want us to be sad but to rejoice that she had a wonderful life and is at peace.  She will be lovingly missed by her son Robert (Cheryl); daughter Lynda; grandchildren Nicole, David (Aubrey), Geoffrey (Hailey) and Graeme and great-grandchildren Everett, Colin and Rowan. She will also be missed by many Cooke and Stewart nieces and nephews, most of whom attended her recent 95th birthday party.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to For the Love of Africa Society and Our Place Society

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Lynda McCowan

    Robert and Lynda; Sending our sympathy and love in the loss of your Mother. The “university gang” was an integral part of our life experience. Reunions, cottage weekends, and many wonderful get togethers are precious memories. Jeanie was a vital connection – a beautiful, bubbly, and caring friend who inspired us all. The end of a legacy but never forgotten.

    In sadness and in friendship,
    Mary, Lynda and Ian McCowan

  • Dianne & Janet

    Jeanie was a dear friend, and she will be greatly missed. A very dear friend of our mother Edna Taylor.
    Our condolences to Jeannie’s family.
    Love Dianne and Janet

  • Douglas Watson

    Dear Lynda, Robert and Families,
    I was so sad to hear of Jeanie’s passing. It has been many years since our last visit but seems like yesterday. Your mom always met you with her big cheerful smile and welcoming spirit no matter how long between visits. Mom will sadly miss the phone calls that she and Jeanie had on a regular basis. We all have so many fond memories of family times to cherish and carry with us. We will remember and celebrate her life on Sunday as you do there.
    Love from Doug and Sue Watson and family

  • Randy Munnings

    Dear Lynda & Rob & Family,
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom.
    I have such wonderful memories of her from my earliest days. Always so gracious, kind, loving and accepting!
    Even though we’ve been separated for many years by distance, your Mom and your Family have always been in my thoughts and hold a special place in my heart.
    I know you will always miss her but I know her legacy will carry on in your families!
    Love always,

  • Tina Smith

    Kevin and Tina Smith

    Sincere regrets to the Cooke Family for the passing of Jeanie Cooke the matriarch . Such a kind, fun loving lady with a warmth for family and friends always . She will be missed.

  • Peter Gray

    Jeanie was a close friend and inspiration. We will miss her smiles at church and her frequent phone calls asking us to join her for lunch.

    Marj and Peter Gray

  • Lynda Ingram

    Sending all our love and condolences to Lynda and families
    So very sorry for your loss
    Love from Lynda ,Kelly ,Cathy and Alex Ingram and families xoxo

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