October 28, 1958 – Scarborough, ON
November 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just over a year ago Kathleen Jeanne Carlsen, born Oct 28 1958, affectionately known as Jeanne to friends and family, lived life to the fullest, she carried that torch to her last breath, she adored her three children Kristopher, Laura Kaye, and Erika, and her treasured newborn grandson Gunnar. Loved by her mother Kaye, her brother’s Dave and John and her extended family.
A spirited competitive swimmer all her life with her husband Glenn Carlsen always at her side, together they not only swam but owned and operated Fitness Equipment Calgary from the summer of ’92 until it’s recent sale. Jeanne was a highly ranked Masters swimmer holding world records in her age group and some of that championship spirit can be accredited to her mother Kaye Neale (nee McNamee), and her late father Rich Ferguson, who were both Olympic athletes in their day. She passed away from complications of the advancing Cancer on Nov. 25 2014 at Foothills Hospltal. Courageous to the end she was still working out the day before and dancing in the halls. She was one of the great ones touching many lives and will be missed.
Please join us in Celebrating Jeanne’s Life well lived at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow with snacks and beverages. Dress is purple casual, you are invited to wear your Jeanne’s Team shirts.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers the family have asked that donations be made to Jeanne’s pancreatic cancer fighting initiative, albertacancer.ca/jeanneswimteam2015 a swim event to be held January 1, 2015, go to the web site and find out more.
In living memory of Jeanne Carlsen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences