Obituary of Jean Cheney
In Loving Memory
Mrs. Jean Cheney of Delhi, passed away peacefully at her home in Delhi on Saturday, February 5, 2022 in her 100th year. On March 8th, 1922, a baby girl was born, Hazel Jean Dunkin, on a farm on the outskirts of Delhi. She would become the oldest of four girls, Dorothy (1999), Shirley (2015) and Donna (2007). Together, they would be known as the Dunkin girls. Farm life had given Jean many life values which she carried with her through her days. She was a caring, compassionate, occasionally feisty and always worrisome lady. Jean ventured from the farm and took on jobs such as a housekeeper in Hamilton, a grocery clerk in London, a switchboard operator and a secretary at Quance's Dam in Delhi. In 1947, Jean married her long time sweet heart, Harry (Red) Cheney (2009), and even though they had five children; Ronn (Don), Late Donna-Jean (1953), Dale, Harry and Deana (Rick), that did not slow her down at being a prominent member on the board for the Delhi United Church, an active member of the United Church Women, a member of the Uneedus Class and becoming Grand Deputy of the Fidelity Rebekah Lodge No. 314, Delhi. Jean will be missed by her grandchildren, Adam Cheney (April), Cori McLean (D.J.), Sarah Talley (Jamie), Ryan McLean (Amanda), Melissa Cheney and Melony Cheney and great grandchildren, Anastasia, Triton, Stephen, Addison, Arizona, Ryley and Aryanna. Predeceased by her grandson, Steven Cheney (1990), by her great grandson, Derek Burke (2005). Friends may call at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 (www.mfh.care) for visitation on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. & Register at www.mfh.care or call (519) 582-1290. (Facial Covering and Social Distancing Required). In consideration of the continuing health and safety of our friends and family, a Private Family Funeral Service will be held with Pastor Wendy Lowden officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery. Donations to the Delhi United Church Memorial Fund or the Delhi Community Health Centre will be gratefully appreciated by the family.