Jeanne Pallentier King passed away peacefully at the age of 86 from complications associated with COVID-19 at St Mary’s Hospital in Montreal on February 17, 2021. She joins her husband, Robert Stephen King, who passed away 26 years ago on July 06, 1995. She is Survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Brent Jackson) and Margaret (Jean-Claude Tawil), and by her grandchildren Logan, Taylor, Joshua, Matthew and Zackery.
Our Mother and Nana was a very proud woman. She was a television producer at the CBC during the '60s,'70s and '80s. Working in a male dominated field, she always made her 4ft 11in frame feel like 6ft as she made her ideas and intelligence known. She invested time in her community, proudly working with charities and her various clubs. Jeanne loved nothing more than travelling the world with her husband, other than perhaps hosting dinner parties to show off new recipes that she picked up along the way. She carried pictures of her grandchildren with her at all times, using them as the perfect excuse to strike up a conversation with a stranger and show off her proudest achievements.
Jeanne was diagnosed with dementia in her 70’s, and the disease progressed very slowly. The care and help that she received from The Chateau Residence prolonged her happiness. Always smiling, she was warm in personality and gracious with her manners. In the last 5 years, she formed a great relationship with Bobbi Berkson, who regularly visited her, brought her coffee and listened to her endless stories of her life with her Hungarian husband. As well, the family would like to extend their gratitude for the wonderful care from the doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s hospital.