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BURGESS, Jean Simpson (nee Randall)

January 6, 1930 – July 6, 2012

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Jean Burgess (nee Randall) of Calgary, on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the age of 82 years. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born in Sarnia, ON and lived the last thirty-nine years of her life in Calgary. Jean became a teacher prior to marrying Bill, her husband of fifty-two years. Once her family had grown, Jean continued educating as a teacher’s aide with the CBE.

Jean is survived by her daughter Pamela (Chuck) Morris; son Darryl (Susan) Burgess; and grandchildren, Krista and Scott Morris, and William and Caelan Burgess. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) Burgess, whom she tirelessly cared for after his stroke for twenty-two years.

A Memorial Service celebrating Jean’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, tributes in Jean’s honour may be made to The Foothills Country Hospice, PO Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5, www.countryhospice.org. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Foothills Country Hospice for their continuous compassion and care.

In living memory of Jean Burgess, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Suzanne and Roy :

    Dear Darryl, Sue, Will and Caelan,

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of your mom and grandma. I know she will be truly missed by all of you. She was a wonderful lady and a great mentor and support to you and your family. Please let Roy and I know if there is anything we can do to support and help you in any way at anytime now or in the future.

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  2. Julie Newcombe :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I appreciated knowing Jean at Lake Bonavista Elementary where she was an exemplary aide. In the last four years she has been an outstanding neighbour. I will miss her kind ways and beautiful smile. She loved all her family so profoundly.

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  3. Rick & Janette Randall :

    Aunt Jean was truly an amazing woman and
    will be greatly missed by all, so glad she came for a visit, makes our memories even more special, so sorry for your loss.
    Rick, Janette and family

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  4. Christine Beaugrand :

    I am so saddened to hear about Jean’s passing. I used to drive Bill to C3 and Jean was always so sweet…one of my favourite stops of the day. What a wonderful woman and beautiful family! I pray that you find comfort in the days ahead and that the loving legacy she leaves behind will hold strong in her family and friends!

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  5. Ward and Denise Zimmer :

    We are deeply saddened by Jean’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to the Morris and Burgess families.

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  6. Lori McNabb (Nee Heikkila) :

    Pam & Chuck, and Family

    I am so so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.
    Our love and prayers go out to you and your family during this such sad time.
    (Please call if you need anything).

    Love Lori & Dave

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  7. Enid and Lew Sargent :

    Pam, Darryl and Families
    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. We appreciated the call from Pam last night to tell us of Jean’s passing. Jean and Bill were great friends for many years. Our condolences to all.

    Enid and Lew Sargent

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  8. NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN PRAYER

    I give you this one thought to keep—
    I am with you still—I do not sleep,
    I am a thousand winds that blow;
    I am the diamond glints on snow;
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight,
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone—
    I am with you still—in each new dawn.

    May you find comfort in this difficult time
    With Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Love and Prayers

    Mike

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  9. Janice (Maness) Rising :

    To the family of Jean Burgess, I send my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. I was saddened to read in the Sarnia Observer of her recent passing. Mrs. Burgess was my grade 3 teacher at Devine Street School in 1958. She was my favourite teacher of all time and I never forgot her. I thought she was so pretty and she was so nice to all of the children we all loved & adored her. I can still recall holding her hand as we walked the school yard while she was on yard duty. She was always kind, she always smiled, and she appeared to love teaching! She was a wonderful lady who had a great impact on me and certainly made a difference in the life of a child! Love & Prayers

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  10. Tania Schmidt (Leigh) :

    Pam, I plan to be in Calgary in September on busines and was attempting to locate you. While searching to see if you were still in Calgary I stumbled across your mothers obituary. I am so very sorry for your mother’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your brother. Much love, Tania

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