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JEFFREY – Orleane Roberta

November 9, 1921 – October 23, 2009

Orleane Roberta Jeffrey passed away on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the age of 87 years.

She was born November 9, 1921 to Robert and Marguerite Paterson of Victoria, BC. She attended Victoria College in Craigdarroch Castle, completing her teacher training in 1940. Orleane worked for the Imperial Bank of Canada where she met her future husband Howard. They were married on June 4th, 1949, raising their family in Victoria and Vancouver in the 1950’s, Jasper in the 1960’s and Calgary since 1967. She also worked for Birks during the 1980’s until her retirement.

While always a homemaker, Orleane had a lifetime passion for painting and drawing. After Howard’s retirement, Orleane attended and graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design in 1981. She loved her summers at their west coast beach home that she and her husband built and delighted in celebrating the achievements of her children and grandchildren. In addition, Orleane was a longtime member of the IODE, Bowfort chapter.

Orleane is survived by her children, Gordon (Stella), Catherine, Donald, and Paul (Brenda); special nephew Donald (Monika) Paterson; and grandchildren, Angela (Sean), Ryan (Holly), Alisa, Leanne, Daniel, and Alexis. Orleane was predeceased by her husband Howard in 1985, her sister Frances and brother Robert.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. A Committal service will be held at a later date in Victoria, BC. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111,

In living memory of Orleane Jeffrey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Barbara Kwasny :

    Although Orleane and I lost contact for a number of years, I have fond memories of our “BowFort” friendship and treasure a portrait/sketch she did of me then.
    I am sorry I cannot be at her funeral.
    My sympathy to you all — She was a lovely and talented lady.

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  2. Dear Paul
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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