December 26, 1921 – February 4, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean LeGeyt. A life-long proud Calgarian, who passed away in the hospital following a complete hip replacement.
Jean was born in Calgary at the Salvation Army Sunset Lodge Hospital. Her younger years were spent in Victoria Park where the family home was and where she attended both Haultain School and Western Canada. After high school, Jean took business training and worked at The Commonwealth Press. In 1942, she married Phil LeGeyt and subsequently raised two children, Jim and Linda.
In the 1950’s Jean started as the Secretary at St. Martin’s Anglican Church where she was a member and was able to schedule her time so that she was always home to make lunch for Jim and Linda and arrived home as they did right after school. Jean also taught Sunday School at St. Martin’s, sang in the choir and could also be found in the kitchen for any event that needed a pair of willing hands.
From the age of 12, Jean was an accomplished piano player and her music was always the focus of any family gathering. She had seven talented brothers and sisters who either played an instrument or sang along with their voices in harmony. Music was a big part of her family life.
Jean was a founding member of The Orange Lodge in Calgary and always helped with fund raising efforts to support a variety of charitable causes.
In later years, Jean joined The Good Companions 55+ Club in Killarney. She was active in a variety of roles including volunteering in many ways and as President for a period of time. She could often be found playing the piano for sing-a-longs and her favorites were the songs for Robbie Burns Day and the seniors at The Club enjoyed her music.
Jean was nominated as a YMCA Woman of Distinction in the Volunteer category. She had certainly spent her life in finding places where she could be of service to others. She was a kind, thoughtful and generous person with her time and talents. Her favorite charities were the CNIB, the Salvation Army, and Inn from the Cold.
Jean is survived by her son Jim and his wife Mary LeGeyt of Sexsmith and their children Ernie, Jason, Jeannie, Jennifer, Clayton and Katlin; her great-grandchildren Shay, Cally, Talon, Kyrin, Krystalle and Kimberlee; her daughter Linda LeGeyt and her husband Larry Paterson of Okotoks, and Larry’s son Chris and his son, Austin; her brothers John and Bill Bailey; her sister Bette Durrant; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her husband Phil in 1999.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jean Le Geyt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences