Jean passed away peacefully at home on January 5, 2018 in Duncan, BC.

Predeceased by husband Joe Schauerte (2015), grandson Vladimir Vukmirovich (2016),and daughter Maureen Czop (1980), Jean is survived by her family, Kathleen (Bob) Drinkwater, Gordon, Frances (Doug) Benedict, JoAnn (Nathan) Green, Evelyn (Roger), Helen (Warren) Lawrence, Timothy (Gayle), Edward (Val), Daniel; grandchildren Sean (Ella), Chloe, Celina (Jonathon), Deion (Molly), Jordan, Danika (Rene), Naomi (Frazer), Cooper, Moses, Michaela (Matt) and Ryan (Shauna), Chris (Autumn); great-grandchildren Elias, Milo, Atticus, Carson, Riley, Leni, Wilder and Vladimir’s partner Meaghan.

Family and community were an important part of Jean`s life; she was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish for over 50 years, a member of the CWL, Mom’s and Tots, and was a key member of the Hospital Visiting Team for many years. In addition, she answered the call for help from many sent her way and was known as a second mom to an ever-expanding extended family.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 2060 Haultain Street on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM with Father Eduardo officiating. A reception will follow in the Church hall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Anawim House, 973 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1E7, a charity of your choice or performing an act of kindness to someone in need.

Jean touched many lives with her kindness and compassion and will be remembered and missed by many.

Condolences to the family may be offered below.

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  • Marian McLellan
    January 23, 2018

    I’m sending my love to all the family and am sorry I am unable to attend the service today for Jean. I’ll always remember her laugh and thoughtfulness and what a great friend she was to my Mom. I am honored to have been considered part of her extended family.

  • Marilyn Hewitt
    January 22, 2018

    Sending condolences to all of Jean’s family.

    Thank you, Tim, for visiting my mom, Marguerite, to share the news of your mom’s passing.
    My mom remembers Jean’ visits, her homebaked bread & jam & her gift of an enduring friendship They were close neighbours on Howard & Lydia Streets.
    Your mom is with those who gave gone before. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, love of family and her faith.
    Marilyn Hewitt (nee Jickling)

  • Yvonne Dawe
    January 22, 2018

    On behave of Rena OHara, I offer sincere sympathy to the family on the passing of your wonderful mother, Jean. She was a good friend to my mother, who misses her terribly. We have been hearing stories of their time together which contained lots of love and laughter. Mum is unable to attend Mass but you are all in her prayers daily.

  • Leona Jickling Brown
    January 21, 2018

    My heartfelt sympathy goes to Timothy and to all members of Jean’s family. My Mom, Marguerite Jickling, was a long time friend to Jean. Jean never flagged in her commitment to the friendship, phoning Mom for long chats and visiting Marguerite at her care home when one of her children was free to bring her down from Duncan. Their friendship stretched back to when Tim and Frances were friends with my brother and sister – Douglas and Patricia. The two women supported each other by sharing care of the children, sharing produce from the garden and by sharing stories. Marguerite has a memory of Mrs Schauerte leaving a loaf of home made bread, a pan of rolls and a jar of jam on our back porch the day after Marguerite’s Mom passed away. She is still touched by this kindness delivered when she was so sad.
    I am unable to attend the funeral service, however, I think that Jean would understand as Tuesdays are the day I volunteer in the kitchen at the Mustard Seed. I send love not only from my heart but also from my Mom and from my husband, Mark, who knows Tim.

  • Marilyn Hewitt
    January 21, 2018


    My mom was very touched by your recent visit to share the sad news of your dear mother’s passing.
    Thank you.
    She called me shortly after to share your sad news. Your mom and my mom, Marguerite, were great friends.
    In 1967, my Grandmother Newell, mom’s dear mom, passed away. A day later, she opened the back door and your mom, Jean, stood there with her famous home baked bread and jam, which was a gift from above, according to my mom. My mom has shared many happy memories of their friendship. My father would also the fresh vegetables from our huge
    garden on Lydia Street.
    Condolences to you all. Your mom is with those who have gone before.

    Marilyn Hewitt on behalf of Marguerite Jickling and our family.

  • Kathy McLellan Lant
    January 13, 2018

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the family as you remember Jean and all your special memories. She was a good friend to the McLellan family and will be missed. Her generosity, kindness and hospitality always made us feel at home, not to mention the smell of warm homemade bread that we enjoyed. What a wonderful legacy of caring and faith.
    with love and prayers,

  • Anne Borrowman
    January 13, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Her strength, caring and patience will always be qualities I will remember. (Also, as a child… her delicious puffed wheat squares!)

    Love and sincere sympathy to the family.

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