October 10, 1927 – December 3, 2009
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Lena Jacques. Her family is immensely grateful for the recent years that she lived full of optimism and determination, in spite of her illness. Lena was the fifth of six children born to Arni and Christina Halldorson. She leaves behind her loving husband of over 59 years, Richard; children, Donna, Harold (Julie), Christine (David) Stephure and Robert (Barbara). Lena cherished sharing in the lives of her grandchildren Tim, John, Carolyn, Tricia, Weston and Wade. She met Richard while teaching in the Peace River district of Alberta, not far from the family farm of her childhood. Subsequently, she devoted herself to caring for her family primarily in Calgary, Oklahoma City, Denver and Dallas. In 1986, Dick and Lee returned to Calgary to be close to family and many friends. Lena brought a quiet, welcoming love and sense of spirituality to all her relationships.
We wish to express our gratitude on behalf of Lena and her family for the wonderful care provided by Dr. Scot Dowden, nurses and caregivers at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
A Celebration of Lena’s life will be held at Living Spirit United Church (629 – 49th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 11:00 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 or directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433.
In living memory of Lena Jacques, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences