It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jean James announces the unexpected but peaceful passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
Jean was born in Calgary in 1926, and grew up in Sunnyside with her sister Olive and her brothers Harry and Gordon. She met her husband Desmond while skating at the Crystal Ice Rink, and together they formed a wonderful partnership that lasted for over sixty-five years. She remained in Calgary for her entire life, except for the vacations she spent on the West Coast and Windermere Lake, where many lasting friendships and memories were formed.
Jean was the “nicest person I know” for many people. She enjoyed helping others and her positive outlook on life and sunny smile brightened many lives. Jean survived cancer as a young woman and other adversities afterwards. Through it all, she remained positive and joyful around others; she was an inspiration to us. Grandma Jean always had a warm hug, an “I love you”, unconditional love, and words of encouragement for her grandchildren. We take comfort in knowing that our dear Jean is watching over all of us. She will live on forever in her family’s hearts and her grandchildren’s smiles.
Jean is survived by her husband Des; sons, Tom and Robert; daughters-in-law, Eileen and Tanya; grandchildren, Stephanie, Marielle, Dylan, and Hunter; brother Gordon and his wife Mary; sister-in-law Leona; as well as by nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jean James, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences