Jean Kimpe

Obituary of Jean Kimpe

Kimpe: Dorothy "Jean" (née Maynard) -

A resident of Chatham, Jean Kimpe passed away at the Meadow Park Nursing Home on July 3, 2024 at the age of 92.

Born in Port Huron , Jean was the daughter of the late Calvin and Edith (née Beaudin) Maynard.

Beloved wife of 41 years to the late Charles Kimpe (2016).

Dear mother to Scott Mercer (Patricia) and Cathy Earle (Al).

Proud grandmother to Ron Atkinson, Charlie Atkinson, Katie Pelkey and Gregory Mercer; great-grandmother to Michael Gavin and Dorian Atkinson, Hunter Pelkey, Carson Atkinson and Keatin McLain.

Predeceased by her sisters Ella Doughty (Jim), Mabel Legue (Ed), Shirley Phaneuf (Francis); brothers George Maynard (Marg), Donald Maynard (Marg), Ken Maynard and Tom Maynard (Janet); and her son-in-law Wayne.

Jean will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Private family arrangements to take place. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.

Donations made in memory of Jean to the CK Rescue and Big Fix Grassroots Cat Rescue would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be left at


McKinlay Funeral Home

459 St. Clair Street, Chatham



Interment Information

Maple Leaf Cemetery
Maple Leaf Dr
Chatham, Ontario, Canada