Mary “Jean” Davidson (née McArter)
Mary “Jean” Davidson (née McArter) passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 28. She was in her 89th year.
The beloved wife of Cal Davidson (1996) for 40 years, Jean was the loving aunt of Murray (2022) and Gayle McArter, Joan and Doug Cloakey, Paul and Tracey McArter, Gary and Kim McArter and Joanne and Paul Weishar, and the sister-in-law to Cleve Davidson, Eloyce (Lolly) McCauley, Audrey Flewelling and Doreen Wilson.
She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, Ivan (Nellie) McArter, brothers Donald (Dorthea) McArter, Bill (Florence) McArter, niece Cathy (Doug) Snyder.
Jean was born and raised in Morris Township. She met Cal in Brussels and when she decided to move to Waterloo for work, he followed her. They spent over 30 years in Waterloo, finally deciding to move back to Brussels for their retirement. Jean didn’t retire though, and went on to work at the Brussels Sales Barn for many years.
When Cal passed away, Jean threw herself into her community, volunteering at the church, becoming a Lions Club member, helping at the Legion, and spending her Thursday afternoons at the 5R’s thrift store.
Jean was the Citizen of the Year winner for the Brussels community in 2016 and became a huge part of the Brussels community. She loved to help others and lived up to her name ‘Aunt Jean’. She was the rock that her family depended on and the glue that kept everyone together. Jean was feisty and loved to joke around.
She loved to bake and was known for her cookies, butter tarts, rum balls, peanut butter cups and the list goes on. Although she was known as Aunt Jean, she was a mother to all who needed her. She will be missed by everyone.
Friends and family were received at Riverside Funeral Home Brussels on Sunday, July 2 and the funeral service was held on Monday, July 3 at the Brussels United Church with Rev. Alex Jebson officiating.
Interment in Brussels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brussels United Church or the Brussels Lions Club would be appreciated.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca