Born March 29, 1943 in San Francisco, California of Bart Abbott and Lee Miller, finished this journey May 3, 2013 at her home in Grand Forks, British Columbia surrounded by loving family and dear friends.
Jill, the second eldest of Jack London’s five great-granddaughters, lived in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Petaluma, California and Index, Washington before
immigrating with her children to Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada in 1978. In 1979 she moved to the Boundary Creek/Greenwood area and began farming and horse logging. During this time, Jill became an accountant, a counselor and an accomplished horsewoman. She moved ack to Grand Forks in 2001.
Jill loved the ocean, dancing, music, anthropology, and read voraciously. During the 1960s Jill built a strong spiritual foundation through intensive study. These years of study gave her a huge love of children and animals and her close connection to the natural world gave her strength and peace. Her awareness of social justice issues and her love and wisdom touched the lives of many people.
Her children invite her friends and neighbors to gather in celebration of Jill’s life on May 18 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., 54 – 85th Ave. (Riverside Dr.), Grand Forks. Bring food to share. In lieu of flowers, donations towards Jill’s last alternative medical therapy would be gratefully accepted.
Jill is survived by her children Deborah Spitler, Adam Spitler, Sequoyah Combash, Justin Gould, son and daughters in-law James Heidt, Tracy Anutooshkin, Amber Hay; grandchildren Josh and Laela Heidt, Max Gilchuck, Brody Anutooshkin, Forest Spitler, Nicholas Lorimer, Kelhan and Piper Gould; and sisters Julie Jaman of Washington, Darcy Abbott, Chaney Delaire and Tarnel Abbott of California, and Margarita MacClarty of Montana.