After a long and healthy life, Jeanne went to be with her beloved Chris on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the age of 81 years. Jeanne was born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1952. She was active in the Red Cross for many years. Many will remember her through the City of Calgary swim programs. Jeanne will be sadly missed by her many friends in Calgary, Palm Springs and Holland, her golf and hiking buddies, and especially her family. She was predeceased by her husband Chris; her parents; and her brother Gerard in Holland. Jeanne’s vibrant and caring personality will be remembered by all who knew her. Her memory will be honoured by her children, Cari (Phil) Hauraney of Ottawa, Marianne (Bernie) Thiesen of Invermere, Pearl (Kevin) Latsay of Outlook, and Hank (Sue) Leeferink of High River; her grandchildren, Rachel, Ben, Amanda, Julie, Michael, Ryan, Michael, Darrick (Laura), Chris (Christy), and Matt (Crystal); along with great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Chase and Hannah. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Corry, Mien, Sjaak, Jan and Mary; and sisters-in-law, Willy, Riet and Inge, their spouses and children in Holland. 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, www.salvationarmy.org.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck
A Celebration of Jeanne’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jeanne Leeferink, a tree will be planted at FishCreekProvincialPark by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences