VIRGINIA - Jean Ann Rancourt, 68, crossed over Tuesday, July 22, 2014, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer in Accomac, Va.
She was born in Waterville, Maine, on Sept. 29, 1945, a daughter of Francis and Regina Rancourt.
Jean was a graduate of Thomas College and was an accountant most of her life, but her true calling was being a mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, sister and friend. She always put others before herself, even until the end.
Jean enjoyed gardening, genealogy, crocheting and cooking.
Jean is survived by her four children, son James Pomerleau Jr. and his children, Jarek and Jillian, son Jerry Pomerleau and his children, Melissa, RJ and Jamie, daughter Jean LaCroix and husband, Eric, and her daughters, Jonsy Tobias and husband, Zachary, Josette Tibbets and husband Doug, and daughter Jody Spaulding and husband, Edward; two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Maya; her mother, Regina Rancourt; three brothers, Reginald Rancourt and wife, Marie, Bernard Rancourt and Wayne King; two sisters, Betty McCaslin and husband, Daniel, and Sherry Rancourt; her lifelong best friend, Anita Dubois; two sisters-in-law, Rita Jean Santos and husband, David, and Shirley Small; former son-in-law Rodney Fuller and his wife, Brenda; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Francis Rancourt; her former husband and lifelong best friend, James Pomerleau Sr.; and by a brother-in-law, Dale Small.
Jean was selfless, kind and beautiful. She gave all to those who she loved. She is greatly loved and will be missed dearly.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free; I'm following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day; To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I found that place at the end of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy, Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much, Good friends, good times, A loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief, Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.
A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville. A celebration of life will follow at the Waterville Elks Lodge.