Malloy, Jean Agnes (McVean)
Mrs. Jean Agnes Malloy of Perth, Ontario passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at nine in the morning at the age of 88 years. Jean was born in Smiths Falls on June 7th, 1930, and grew up in Elphin, Ontario. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Parish, and together with her husband Francis operated their farm and raised their family outside of Perth. When they were not working hard they would be out at a dance, which both Fran and Jean loved. Jean was the beloved wife of Francis Malloy for over 65 years. She was the loving mother of their six children: son James and wife Sonia Malloy, daughter Catherine (Malloy) Walters-Gilhuly and husband Randy Scott; son Tom Malloy and wife Diana Murray, daughter Jane (Malloy) and husband Bill Parsons; son Pat and wife Jane Malloy; son Paul and wife Lisa Malloy and chosen daughter Jennifer Prefontaine and partner Mike. She will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law Julie Moore, grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many close friends and acquaintances. Predeceased by her mother Bella McVean, her uncle James McVean, her father George Crain, her brother and sister-in-law John and Ruth Malloy, and brother-in-law Ernie Moore.
Jean's first job was in Jergen's office. From there she went to Singer Sewing Machine in Ottawa where she worked in the collection department as secretary. After marrying Fran, they lived on the Scotch Line and she was secretary for Joe Perkins. After moving to the first line of North Elmsley, Jean was the treasurer for North Elmsley Township, secretary for the Perth Fair Board and she did billing for Taggart Service at night. She left these jobs in about 1974 and went to work in the Lanark Catholic School Board Office where she stayed until retirement after twenty-one years. Her first years there were as accounting clerk and her last five years were as a receptionist. Jean was called back in many times when help was needed. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth.on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John's Catholic Parish at 1:30 P.M. Interment will be held in St. John's Parish Cemetery followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to St. John's Catholic Parish Memorial Fund.