Bexton, Jean Edith
Jean passed away peacefully in the late evening of March 23rd, 2023 at Caressant Care Fergus, in her 92nd year. Jean was born in Toronto to her loving parents, Robert and Margaret New. Her family later settled in Chatham where she met and married David Ross Bexton (2006). They enjoyed living there for most of their 56 years. She was the loving mother to three children, Jeanelle (2014) and Drew Horlacher of Hamilton; Dave and Louise of Elmira; Gavin and his partner, Tracy, of Tilbury and Chatham respectively. She will be lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren, Chris and Meera Horlacher; Scott Horlacher of Hamilton; Tristan and his partner Maya of Athens, Greece; Thomas and his partner Val of Elmira; Alaina and Mathieu Lariviere of Hanmer; Garrett and his fiancé, Ashley of St. Joachim. She will miss her four great grandchildren and the joy they brought to her – Bella and Wyatt Lariviere and Katrina and Alexander Horlacher. She will also be lovingly remembered by her younger brother Gord and his wife, Jane and their family. She was predeceased by her sisters in law and their husbands, Eudora and Frank Watt and Barb and Jim Heaseman. Cremation has taken place.
Jean loved her family and was happiest for any occasions when everyone was together. She was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying golfing, tennis, curling, sailing and skiing. They had a cottage outside of Rondeau Park where they had a Hobie Cat sailing club, where they sold and rented Hobie Cats and Windsurfers as well as doing repairs and lessons. They hosted many Regattas at Rondeau and were part of the sailing community. They also vacationed at Carefree RV Country Club in Florida, enjoying a large group of like-minded friends there, both with sports and music. Jean enjoyed sketching and creating watercolours, which she would often gift to friends and relatives. She loved to travel and did so with her husband and then with Jeanelle, going to Egypt and the U.K. We will miss hearing her stories of her history and her witty outlook on her family times. Enjoy your new heavenly life, Mom, and reuniting with your family and friends. Slàinte Mhath.