September 4, 1941 – April 8, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Jeanne, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt passed away peacefully at 1:27 am on April 8, 2013 with her son Ken, daughter Shelley, and youngest grandson Taylor at her side following a brave, bold, and valiant battle with cancer. A continuous vigil of family remained at her side throughout her time at home and at Rosedale Hospice, Calgary, AB.
Jeanne was born to Armand and Yvonne Chrétien of Joussard, AB. She was a hardworking and dedicated Mother and Grandmother, greatly loved by all her knew her.
Jeanne leaves to mourn her son Ken Langstaff (Lyn); her granddaughters Crystal (John), Sarah(Jessie) and Angela; great-granddaughters Zaynah and Tessa; grandsons Joshua and Curtis; anticipated great-grandchildren, the twins of Crystal and John; her daughter Shelley Todd-Charuk (John); grandsons Jesse(Kailee), Callahan, Taylor, Harley, Hunter, Nicholas, Matthew and William.
Jeanne also leaves to mourn sisters Sally (Paul) Casavant, Ellen (Roland) Desnoyers, Verna Hollinger, Evelyn (Gerry) Leduc; her brother Gord(Cheryl) Koll; special and dearest friends Angela (Lloyd) Heydey, countless nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
Jeanne was predeceased by her parents Armand and Yvonne and beloved step-father Melvin Koll; brother Ray Chrétien and his dear wife Barb; her darling youngest sister Theresa and her husband Paul; and beloved brother-in-law Bill Hollinger.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice #1245 – 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8Telephone: (403) 284 – 5195. It is with heartfelt and deep gratitude that we thank all involved in her care at Rosedale Hospice – Truly amazing and gifted individuals provided Jeanne and her family the most loving and compassionate care in her final weeks with us. We will remain forever humbled and grateful.
In living memory of Jeanne Chretien, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences