Jean Ursuegui


On May 4, 2018 Jean Ursuegui of Keewatin passed away at the age of 91.  She was predeceased by her parents Stan and Margaret Cranston, brothers, Stan, Merril, and Gerry, sister, Marge Fickas.  She was also predeceased by her daughter in law, Diane McLay and granddaughter, Christy O”Dowda.


Jean is survived  by her two children, Ted McLay (Jennifer) and Wendy McLay (Ian MacIver), grandchildren, Kerry O’Dowda (Paul Jansen), Tracy Labossiere (Keith), Brendan O”Dowda and John McLay (Kelly), great grandchildren, Robynne, Melanie, Emma, Michael Riley and Scarlett.


Jean was born in Alameda Saskatchewan, moving to Kenora at an early age.  After graduating from high school, she entered nursing school in Brandon Manitoba.  When world war two broke out, she enlisted in the armed forces serving for two years.  Upon returning to Kenora, Jean met and married Jack McLay.  They settled in Keewatin and raised their two children, moving to Winnipeg in 1962.  Following Jack’s passing in 1979, Jean Travelled to Utah to visit her sister Marge.  It was there, she met and married Joe.  Together they began an adventure with their horses and sheep in the mountains of Utah.  In 2002 Jean and Joe retired to Keewatin where they spent many relaxing summers at their cabin on the river.  Mom was happiest cooking holiday dinners for her family, swimming with her wonderful neighbors, and working in her yard.


The family would like to thank the doctors at the Keewatin Medical Clinic, and the wonderful nursing staff on the second floor of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.  A private family service will be held at a later date. 

Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.