St. Stephen #8 mourns the loss of Sister Jean F. Flewelling

At the Saint John Regional Hospital on Monday, June 7th, 2021; Jean Freda (Watts) Flewelling of St. Andrews, NB. Born in Saint John, NB, she was the youngest daughter of the late Frederick J. & Myrtle F. (Conley) Watts and wife of the late Robert Flewelling. Jean was a member of Wesley United Church St. Andrews where she had served on many committees and had been in the choir and served as part time organist for many years. While growing up she attended Portland United Church in Saint John where she taught Sunday school and was in the choir. After she married she attended St. Mark’s United Church in Saint John and was a member of the hand bell choir under the direction of Maurice McIntyre. Jean worked for her father for many years in the hardware store that was located on Main St. Jean Robert (Bob) and family moved to St. Andrews in 1977 where Bob Managed the Save Easy and Jean went to work at Passamaquoddy Lodge for 18 years in the office.
Sister Jean was a past Grand Worthy Advisor of Canada, Order of the Rainbow for Girls and received the Grand Cross of Colour degree. She served twice as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, once in Saint John Chapter No. 14 and once in Algonquin Chapter No. 20. She served 34 times in the Grand Chapter of NB; 10 as Grand Organist and 24 as Assistant Grand Organist.
She is survived by her children Chandra Flewelling Keith Comeau), Lynn Small (Roger) and son Allan Flewelling (Heather) sister Doreen White (Murray) grandchildren Andrew(Hannah), Christine, Tara Brideau (Evan), Kristen, Adam (Christine), Brooke and Jacob; great grandson Jackson, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Aside from her husband and parents, Jean was predeceased by her first husband Alfred N. Peatman Jr. sister Margaret Briggs and nephew Keith Briggs.
In keeping with Jeans’ wishes there will be no formal visitation. Cremation will take place. An OES Service at noon precedes the memorial service in celebration of her life on Monday, June 14th,th, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506 – 466 – 3110). Interment will take place at a later date in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery in Saint John, NB. Due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic and under the direction of the Dept. of Public Health, seating for the service will be limited. Pre – registration will be required by calling the funeral home. Masks will be mandatory. Covid – 19 pre-screening protocols will be in place. For those who will not be able to attend; the service will be live streamed through a broadcast link that will be made available in her obituary, to appear soon.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Charlotte County Sports for Kids Fund, administered by the Fundy Community Foundation in St. Andrews, NB, c/o P.O. Box 3902 St. Andrews, NB E5B 3S7 - a donation to this can be linked by connecting to their website. Also donations to Wesley United Church would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com