Jeanne [Jean] Ouellette nee Wilson (01 February 1910 – 20 November 1986) was born in Larkhall, Scotland. The family immigrated to British Columbia shortly after she and her twin sister’s birth. She was raised in a strong trade union family rooted in the coal miners’ struggles of Vancouver Island. The family settled in Ladysmith by 1916. Her father worked in both mining and logging industries during his lifetime. Jean married Walter George Ouellete, a native of Galiano Island, in Vancouver in 1929. They soon returned to Ladysmith where he worked as a boom man in the logging industry and Jean joined the I.W.A. Women’s Auxiliary. Jean raised her two children in Ladysmith. She was widowed in 1984 and passed away in 1986.