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HASDELL – Jill Louise

August 14, 1950 – December 31, 2009

It is with broken hearts that we announce Jill’s passing after a five-year battle against breast cancer.

The dignity, grace, and tenacity with which Jill fought her illness was an extension of the same spirit with which she lived her life. She has been an inspiration and support to her husband of thirty-four years David, children Rebecca, Vanessa and Benjamin, friends in Canada and England, former colleagues, and the many people whom she encountered on her journey. Jill’s legacy will continue in her children, who Jill nurtured and encouraged to live lives marked by the compassion and adventure that she modeled.

Jill was born in Northampton, England, where she trained as a registered nurse before moving to Canada with David in 1977. Jill and David settled in Calgary, AB, where Jill worked as a nurse for the next twenty years. She embodied the selfless nature of her career, and even in her illness, family and friends encountered the generosity of her time, attention and care. Along with the endless love invested into her family, Jill found joy in the award winning garden that she built with David.

Jill is survived by her extended family in England – sisters Linda (Bob) and Anita (John), father-in-law Roger, brother-in-law Dennis (Sue), sisters-in-law Catriona (Mick) and Nikki, nieces Hayley (Phil), Jessica, Hollie, Harriet, Emily, Samantha, Georgina and Alexandra, nephews Christian, Lawrence and Joseph, great-niece Mya, and great-nephews Jamie and Luke. Jill was predeceased by her parents (Robert and Iris) and her mother-in-law Joan. Jill and David built an extended “family” in their adopted home in Canada and have shared their life in Calgary with dear friends Pat and Richard and their children Ruth (Graham), Jamie and Tom.

Jill’s family would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and Agapé Hospice, who gave her strength when it was time to fight, and then gave her peace when it was time to let go. A special thank you goes to Jill’s team at the Tom Baker – Debbie Reinheimer, Dr. Alexander Patterson, Dr. Leslie Coulter, Dr. Tara Pickering and Dr. Linda Fong. Jill found support in B.E.S.T, her support group at the Tom Baker, who will miss the “Jill flair”, and the “Boosem Buddies” Support Group at Deer Park United Church.

Funeral Services will be held at Deer Park United Church (77 Deer Point Road S.E.) on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Jill Hasdell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Kathleen M Roberts :

    Dear David, Vanessa, Rebecca and Benjamin
    It was a pleasure to know your dear Jill and I too admired her strength and courage. Being a member of the Boosem Buddies at Deer Park United Church, I knew of her gentle, kind spirit, and even though she was on a tough, tough journey, her smile lit up the room. I am forever greatful to have known Jill even for such a short time. Blessings always, Kathleen

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  2. Dear David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Benjamin,

    Stuart, Ellen and Gord join me in offering our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Jill.

    She was a much loved friend who had such wisdom and a love of life.
    I will miss her wit, her smile and her grace. Most of all, I will miss our Sunday mornings ~ especially our catch-ups and our coffee time.

    I pray that your memories bring comfort as you grieve the loss of your wife and mum. May the love of family and friends continue to surround and support you in the difficult days ahead.

    Love,
    Beth

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  3. Margaret Ewert (Lough) :

    Dear David,

    Although it has been many years since I last saw you and Jill, I still have fond memories of the times Frank and I spent with you and Jill. Jill was a beautiful person. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sincere sympathy to you and your family,

    Margaret Ewert (Lough)
    Oakville, Ontario

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  4. Stephen & JoAnn Jackson :

    To David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Ben. JoAnn and I are saddened by the passing of our dear friend Jill. We wish your wonderful memories of Jill will help you through this difficult time.

    It was our honor to know Jill and we will never forget.

    Our heartfelt condolences,

    Steve and JoAnn Jackson

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  5. Anne Scappaticci :

    David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Ben, Jill embodied a high standard of nursing excellence and in a caring calm manner provided comfort, to many upset and distressed children, especially in the wee small hours of the night, in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Our attempts as “Jill’s Joggers” were to bring her some comfort, by letting her know that she was not alone in this fight and so that she’d be aware that we valued her greatly. Today, I am hoping that it may bring you some comfort to you to know she will not be forgotten as an incredible role model and wonderful person.
    Sent with heartfelt hugs to all, my sincere condolences, Anne Scappaticci

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  6. The Lewis Family :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lake Crimson Close lost a beautiful neighbour. God Bless you during this difficult time.

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  7. Suzy and Geoff Billett :

    We will remember Jill with lots of love and affection. She will be in our hearts and thoughts forever.

    David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Benjamin our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Peace be with you.

    Love from Suzy and Geoff.

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  8. Danielle Smith (Danie) :

    Dear David and family.

    It is with great sadness that I’m writing this letter. My deepest condolences goes to you David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Benjamin.

    Jill was an amazing person, a wonderful women, great friend, devoted mother, loving wife and so very proud of her family.

    She was such a huge part of our support group (B.E.S.T). Her smile, sense of humour, strengh, kindness, wisdom and especially her “Jill flair” that she gave us, will be greatly missed. I will truly miss her friendship so much and will never forget.

    Heaven has gain a wonderful Angel. May your loving memories of Jill give you comfort and the love of your family give you strengh through these difficult times.

    I give you all a gentle hug. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Comfort hugs and God Bless,
    Danie

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  9. Jill, it’s been a joy and a privilege to have been your friend since October 1968, when we met on the first day of our registered nurse training at Northampton General Hospital.
    I have so many happy memories of those times which I will treasure for ever.
    Rest now Jill, after your courageous fight.
    My thoughts and prayers are now with David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Ben.

    Love,
    Jane {Daventry UK}

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  10. Anna Duyunova :

    Dear David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Ben.
    Our family is offering deep and heartfelt condolences on the great loss of Jill. She was a wonderful person, and we would miss her badly.
    Love,
    Anna, Sergey and boys.

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  11. Anne Scappaticci :

    David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Ben, Jill embodied a high standard of nursing excellence and in a caring calm manner provided comfort, to many upset and distressed children, especially in the wee small hours of the night, in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Our attempts as “Jill’s Joggers” were to bring her some comfort, by letting her know that she was not alone in this fight and so that she’d be aware that we valued her greatly. Today, I am hoping that it may bring you some comfort to you, to know she will not be forgotten as an incredible role model and wonderful person.
    Sent with heartfelt hugs to all, my sincere condolences, Anne Scappaticci

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  12. Carol Beringer :

    David, Rebecca and family,

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. I had never met Jill, but having known the two of you, I can imagine her strength and her devotion to family, nursing, gardening and caring for and about others.

    Peace be with you through this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Carol B.

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  13. Alex & Millie Foster :

    David, Rebecca, Vanessa and Ben
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Jill and our neighbor and friend. Our deepest sympathies are sent to your family at this very difficult time. May your cherished memories and the love of family and friends support you through your sorrow.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Millie and Alex Foster

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  14. Dave, I am very sorry for your loss. You were there for me when I was going through this with my dad and I thank you for that. If you need anything just call me and I’m there. Derek

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  15. Suzanne Tough :

    Dear Rebecca and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May you find peace in the days to come through the sharing of memories and times spent together. Mothers are woven into the fabric of our being and in that way, may you find comfort in knowing you are never really separate. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Peace and Blessings, Suzanne

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  16. Stephen & Jan Broadley :

    It is with great sadness we learned of Jill’s passing.

    Our condolences to you David and your family.

    We first met you all in Bonavista Downs in the early 1980’s. Our daughter babysat on occasion for you. Over the years we went our different ways but we have always had that (English) connection. It was a pleasure knowing Jill – every time we talked she was always positive, gentle and so kind.

    Peace be with you all.
    Jan & Steve

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  17. Vanessa and family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Jane Goddard

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  18. On behalf of the Alberta Health Services and the staff of the Mental Health Unit at Alberta Children’s Hospital (formerly ‘W’ Cluster) we offer our sincere condolences to Jill’s family and friends. Jill was a respected and admired nurse on the unit for many years. Please take some comfort in knowing that she made a positive impact on the lives of many of the children she came in contact with. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

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  19. To Beck and all of Jill’s family:
    I was saddened to hear of Jill’s last days and passing as I know you had all hoped for a full recovery some years ago. Your loving words in her obituary say it all… you will miss her strength of character, compassion, guidance, love and friendship now that she has gone (all too soon). I am thinking of and praying for you now in your sad days ahead.
    Bonny Myers

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  20. I realized when I saw the photo of Jill in the paper that I knew her at Deer Park United Church and had enjoyed chatting with her occasionally, even as recently as a few weeks-months ago.

    What I knew of her she seemed like a neat person. May you as her family grieve in the way that you need to in order to honour her and yourselves.

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  21. Celeste Peters :

    Dear Vanessa,
    From what you’ve shared with me of your mother’s journey, it is obvious that she was a very remarkable woman whom you loved very much. May a gentle softness of wonderful memories grow to fill in the emptiness that her leaving has created in the lives of you and your loved ones.
    Celeste

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  22. Link and Dee Oikawa :

    Dear Rebecca and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss – I did not know your mother well but I know from Dana that she was a wonderful person and will be very missed by her family and friends. You are in our thoughts.
    Sincerely,
    Dee and Link

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  23. Christine Lee :

    Dear Hasdell Family,
    I want to thank you all for letting me visit with Jill at Christmas, it has truly meant alot to me.
    I value all the memories that I have of her, especially when she gave a tribute to my mum, I have always appreciated that. She truly will be missed by our family and if there is anything I am able to do please let me know.
    My condolences,
    Christine Lee

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  24. Mike & Sandy O'Connor :

    Dear Dave, Rebecca, Vanessa and Benjamin,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jill. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She will be dearly missed. You will have great memories to keep her alive in your hearts. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the kids.

    Mike and Sandy

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  25. Colin and Christine Stephenson :

    Dear Dave and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We knew you and Jill from Bonavista Downs but had lost touch over the years since we moved back to England.

    Please accept our heart felt condolences.

    Colin, Christine and family

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  26. Heather Hendrie :

    Dear Rebecca, Vanessa and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    You are incredibly beautiful, compassionate women – and I’m sorry I never got to meet your mother. Clearly she was a phenomenal woman and is leaving a beautiful legacy in the two of you.
    Thinking of you during this time.
    Love and support,
    Heather H.

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  27. Ron & Donna Ignas :

    Dear Dave & Family:
    Just thinking of you all today. And hope you are able to get on with your lives. Jill will be missed. But at least we have our memories and because of the person she was -we are the better for having known her.
    Thinking of you all
    ROn & Donna

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