CLOW, Myrtle “Jean”
June 22, 1929 – Galahad, Alberta
January 11, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Jean Clow passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary on Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Jean was born to Jennie and Tom Crawford on June 22, 1929 in Galahad, Alberta. She moved to Calgary with her family, later graduating from Crescent Heights High School. Jean then graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Calgary General Hospital in 1951 where she also worked. Jean was a member of Wild Rose United Church for seventy years. She sang in the choir, played the piano and taught Sunday School. She generously volunteered her time to the church serving on various committees, organizing Keenage group events as well as being a treasurer for the Woman’s Group. She was also found in the kitchen cooking and preparing food for different activities. Jean also canvassed for different organizations, volunteered for the National Film Board of Canada, volunteered in schools and at the Glenbow Museum as a docent. She loved and supported the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Opera and Theatre Calgary. Jean loved flowers, birds and gardening. She also enjoyed arts and crafts, reading, playing bridge, hiking and cross-country skiing in the mountains, but most of all, Jean loved her family.
Jean will be dearly missed by her children, Bill Clow, John (Lorette) Clow, Susan Clow (Elfner), and Allen Clow; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Pyatt, Jeff (Janice) Clow, Steven (Heather) Clow, Emily Elfner and Alison Elfner; great-grandson Samuel Clow; step-grandchildren, Lucas (Heather) Suppin, Aaron (Danielle) Suppin and Hilori Suppin; step-great-grandchildren, Cashton Bieker and Maliki, Isaac, Rachelle, and Andrew Suppin. She is survived by her brother Bob (Margaret) Crawford; her sister Doris (Mike) Lanuke and their families. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband Jim Clow in 2006.
Memorial Services will be held at Wild Rose United Church (1317 – 1st Street N.W.) on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Jean’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. A great thank you to the staffs at the Foothills Medical Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, South Campus Hospital and Extendicare Cedars Villa for their kind and compassionate care provided to Jean.
In living memory of Jean Clow, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences