Jean Annetta Colleaux of Calgary slipped peacefully into God’s arms on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
Jean trained as a nurse in Prince Albert, SK, and volunteered extensively in health-related activities while raising her family and in the years since, but her greatest pleasure in recent times was being “Gammer” to Katrina and Travis. She loved her summers at the family cottage at Lake Windermere, enjoyed her crafts and sewing, and in spite of “those darn four-card suits” continued to play bridge with her friends until Alzheimer’s made that no longer possible.
Jean is survived by her daughter Joanne (Denis Harvey) of Armstrong, BC; her son Steve and grandchildren Katrina and Travis of Calgary; her sister Agnes; sisters-in-law Anna and Lorette; as well as many nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her husband Ron in 1985, and her brother Jack in October, 2007.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle, N.W.) on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Bible Society, 110 – 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0B8 Telephone: (403) 261-4827 or to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com, or Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (4612 Varsity Drive N.W.). Jean’s family is grateful for the compassionate attention she received at Mount Royal Care Centre, and appreciates the continuing pastoral care of her ministers and friends at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church.
In living memory of Jean Colleaux, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences