Jean Frances Kramer, a life-long resident of Calgary, succumbed to her ailments on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Center.
She was born on July 31, 1939 in Carmangay, Alberta and after completing her schooling at St. Mary’s Girls School in Calgary, she completed her studies in nursing care. She worked in health care for many years, particularly enjoying the time she spent at Carter Place, providing care to the residents there. In addition to her family, her great loves were her association with St. Francis Parish Church in downtown Calgary and her relationship with Sisters of Loretto, a religious community founded in the United States. She volunteered for many years at St. Francis Church, providing pastoral care and bringing communion to senior citizens and helping them secure help for their various needs. She became a co-member of the Loretto Community in 1977 and as a member of Loretto, helped to extend their mission through her own work with the poor, handicapped and elderly. Jean’s life was one of simplicity – she gave food to the hungry, clothes to the poor, nourishment to strangers, visited the lonely and because of her great faith, is now enjoying the fruits of her labour. Well done, good and faithful servant!
She is survived by her mother Ottilie; her twin brother, John; her sister, Dorothy; her best friend and sister-in-law Jean Kramer; as well as her nieces and nephews, Allan, Deanna, Peter, Matthew, Keith and Chelsea. She was predeceased by both her father, Frank and her brother Donald Kramer in 2007.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (211 – 6th Ave. S.E.) on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thanks to the staff at Dr. Vernon Fanning 3 West for their care and compassion.
In living memory of Jean Kramer, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences