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September 15, 1920 – January 10, 2012

Jean Cunningham of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home at the Lodge at Valley Ridge on January 10, 2012 at the age of 91 years.

Jean was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, was raised in Vermilion, Alberta and spent most of her adult life in Edmonton. She worked for many years until her retirement as a secretary with Air Canada. She took full advantage of the perks of working for an airline and travelled the world. She particularly loved the beaches of Hawaii and the Caribbean. Jean’s strong will and spirit taught us all just how much you can do in life and how much you can overcome with a positive attitude. We will miss that dry sense of humour that kept us laughing until the end.

She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her niece Jennifer Gilmour-Nishimura (Doug Nishimura) and great nephews Logan and Declan Nishimura.

Jean was predeceased by her parents, May and Edmund Cunningham, her brother Victor Cunningham, her sister Bessie Besse, and her little sister and best friend Mary Gilmour as well as many other relatives and friends.

We would like to thank Dr. Morse and staff at Caleo for great care, as well as Jean’s previous doctor, Dr. Atnikov. Thanks to everyone at the Lodge at Valley Ridge. Special and loving thanks to Lorie Aizzier who has been Jean’s caregiver for years. Our gratitude for her dedication to Jean’s care cannot be expressed in words. You are forever a part of our family.

A private burial will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens on January 13. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes in Jean’s name may be made to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation, 471 Stonegate Way N.W., Airdrie, AB T4B 2Y2 or at

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In living memory of Jean Cunningham, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Linda Buckner :

    Beautiful obit and tribute to your sweet little Auntie Jean, Jen. Our deepest sympathy to you, Doug, Logan and Dec.
    Love Linda, Mike, Sean, Jeff and Matt

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  2. Our sincerest and deepest sympathy to Jennifer, Doug and the boys. Our thoughts are with you all. We know how much you loved Jean and hope that your cherished memories will help you through this difficult time.

    Tracey, Steve & Oscar

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