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GEMZIK, Jane Elizabeth, (nee Ravestein)

February 12, 1957 – July 24, 2011

Jane Gemzik, beloved wife of John and mother of Kristopher and Robyn, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, July 24th, 2011 at the age of 54 years. Jane was predeceased by her father Adrianus (July 2005), and is survived by her mother Maria, her brothers Henk, James, and Terry, and their families.

Jane and her family would like to thank their family and friends for their support during this difficult time.

A celebration of life will be held for family and friends. It was Jane’s wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes be made to The Cancer Society of Alberta at http://www.cancer.ca/ or The Children’s Cottage at http://www.childrenscottage.ab.ca/.

Please forward condolences to johngemzik@shaw.ca or through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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  1. Patricia and Garry Lawrence :

    Garry and I wish to extend our sincere condolence’s to you John, Robyn and Kristopher.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers daily.
    We wish you strength and courage in the coming days.

    Patricia and Garry Lawrence
    Sylvan Lake

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  2. Darlene Iversen :

    I worked with Jane at CIBC data centre. She was such a wonderful, pleasant person. Very very pretty. She was a very hard worker and always willing to help anyone.
    I am so sorry for your loss please know you are all in my prayers.
    May God comfort and hold you at this very difficult time.
    I know alot of people from CIBC loved Jane, she was a fantastic person you all can be very proud of her.

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  3. Stan and Jean Prochera :

    Stan and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to John, Robyn and Kristopher. Jane will always live within our hearts.
    God bless you and help each of you through this very difficult time.

    Love Stan & Jean Prochera

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  4. Beth & Dave Haley :

    Words can not express the depth of sorrow at the loss of such an amazing Woman as Jane. She was as beautiful inside as she was outside. John, Robyn and Kristopher if there is ever anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask. We love you all dearly and Jane’s presence in our lives has left us better people for having known her.

    Love Beth & Dave

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  5. donna schrader :

    Our Dearest John, Kristopher and Robyn
    We are holding you all so very close in our hearts during this very sad time. What a ‘GEM’ Jane was, such a beautiful, precious friend . We are so very blessed to have known her and loved her for who she was. She will have a precious place in our hearts forever. Our Love always. Randy, Donna, Bobbie-Jean and Karlie Schrader

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  6. Helen & Ian Clark :

    Ian and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to John, Robyn and Kristopher.
    Our thoughts are with you and wish you strength while going through these sad times.

    Love Ian and Helen Clark

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  7. Cindy, Brian, Ashley & Jeremy Bielesch :

    It is with great sadness we hear of Jane’s passing. We were family friends with all. Jane and I (Cindy) met at the CIBC and became friends after that. Our kids played with Robyn & Kris when they were small. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. The Bielesch Family

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  8. Jason Brooks :

    John, I just wanted to express my condolences to you and your family during these sad times.

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  9. Lauriston Bailey :

    Sandra and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to John and his family.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you

    Lauriston & Sandra Bailey

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  10. Elaine Van Staalduinen :

    Bev Dosenberger is my sister and she first told me about Jane going into the hospital, her struggles and then of her finally being able to let go. I knew Jane when we were very young and both living in the Kootenays; she was a year younger than myself. I was shocked to hear of her illness and find it difficult to believe that she is gone – for you, John, and the kids, that must be a thousandfold more so. I wish you all, the strength and courage you will need in the days to come to continue on with your lives and learn to live without Jane’s physical presence by your side but with her love for you inside each of your hearts and in the hearts of her friends and family that will surely be at your sides to help each one of you. God Bless.

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  11. Beverly & Murray Dosenberger :

    Dear John, Kristopher & Robyn
    Our words can not take away the pain and sadness you’re feeling which is what everyone who cares about you would like to be able to do for you. But sometimes words can help us to feel cared about and to feel just a little bit better, much like being wrapped up in a warm blanket on a cool winter day. Here’s hoping this poem makes you feel that kind of better.

    I am not Gone

    I am not gone
    I remain here beside you
    Just in a different form
    Look for me in your heart
    And there you will find me
    in our love which forever lives on

    In those moments when you feel alone
    Look for me in your thoughts
    And there you will find me
    in sweet memories that burn strong

    Every time a tear
    Forms in your beautiful eyes
    Look up to the heavens
    And there you will see me
    Smiling down from God’s glorious skies

    By Injete Chesoni

    Thinking of you all,
    Love Beverly & Murray

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  12. Peter & Jane Fraser :

    Jane and I are truly saddened by your loss and extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May courage, inner peace and God’s love be with you all during this most difficult time.

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  13. Very sorry to hear of your loss John.

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  14. Trinity Alonso :

    To John and family, I wish to extend our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  15. CHEIKH KOUNTA :

    To John and family,
    Very sorry to hear of your loss.

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  16. Dave & Christiane Sundby :

    John, Kristopher and Robyn, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jane was a lovely person. Wish I could say something that would help with your grief. Take care.

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