UPDATES-In Memoriam, Jean Warwood, 1940-2023

In Memoriam

1940 – 2023

It is with great sadness that Bruce and Grey Branch Ontario Genealogical Society announces the passing of long time member and Branch Secretary Jean Warwood. Her contributions to the branch over the years are too many to list completely but include serving as Branch Secretary for twenty-three years, as well as the Secretary for Region III for a number of years, Research Committee Chair, looking after the Branch publications including burning the CD’s and creating the CD labels, digitizing the branch’s cemetery publications, looking after the Branch’s Marketplace Table at OGS Conferences, etc. etc. etc.
Jean loved talking to people about genealogy and helping them solve their family history mysteries. She often said how she loved sitting at the Branch’s table in Marketplace and just talking to all the people who came to the table looking for assistance.
I first met Jean when she was the Director of The Owen Sound Family History Centre. Later, when I joined the Branch, I recognized her and we quickly became good friends. Jean and I spent countless hours on the phone solving Family History mysteries whether for her own family or one of the numerous families she researched as Grey County Queries Editor.
Many in our Genealogy Community will miss her contributions to the branch but most of all we will miss her smile and her hugs. She gave the greatest hugs!!
I will miss her deeply. Over the years she was first a mentor, then a colleague then finally and best of all a treasured friend!

Roberta Clark, Chair of Bruce & Grey Branch

Jean’s Obituary



Updated, October 25, 2022: Check out our new Members Only Section! Our Surname Collection is online.

A , B, C, D,  E , F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, (X-none), Y and Z surnames are there for you to explore!  

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McGill County Atlas Index: Bruce & Grey Counties has been added under our Free Resources!


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