We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved mother Jackie Henry (née Lebbert) of Calgary on Saturday, August 30, 2008. Jackie had been ill with esophogeal cancer for a year. She is survived by her children, Ken Connelly, Karen Connelly, Mara Peterson, David Connelly; by her grandchildren, Jennifer Kochis and Timo Chang; great grandchildren, Lucas and Jasmin. She was predeceased by her eldest daughter Tracy Kochis. Jackie was a wonderful mother and grandmother, a great friend, and an inspiring source of humour and kindness to her co-workers at the City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service. She will be remembered with the deep love and free-spirited laughter that is her most important legacy to her children and grandchildren. She taught us how to live with joy and how to die with grace, and we are grateful.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Her friends and relatives are welcome. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Please send flowers to the Eastside Chapel, or if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice #920 – 7A Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3J3 Telephone: (403) 284 – 5195. We would like to thank Dr. Marc Kerba and Dr. Scot Dowden of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and the dedicated staff at the Rosedale Hospice for taking such compassionate, loving care of Jackie. In living memory of Jackie Henry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences