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METHOT, Jaylene Therese

January 10, 1963 – Calgary, AB
July 14, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Jaylene Methot passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the age of 51 years.

Jaylene is survived by her husband Rocky; son Joshua Methot; her daughter Amanda Methot (David Downey); her brother Randy Fisher; her twin sister Gaylene Fisher (Michael Playfair); her nephews Chad Fisher and Chris Fisher (Theresa) and numerous extended family and friends. She was predeceased her parents Raymond (Bud) and Arbutus Fisher.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire donations can be made directly to Calgary Health Trust; Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre and or the Tom Baker Cancer Centre Unit 47.

In living memory of Jaylene Methot, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Andre' and Arlene Methot :

    You were a treasured member of the family. Always in our hearts and never forgotten. God has another angel. May you rest in peace.

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  2. My heart is saddened at the loss of our dear Jaylene, she was such a strong willed lady. My heart goes out to Amanda and Josh, please know that we will be there for you in whatever capacity you need. Gaylene, your sister is at peace now. We know that Jaylene is no longer in pain, free from all suffering. God gives and takes away– thank you God for giving Jaylene to us for a time.

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  3. I’m sorry for the loss of ur mother josh and Amanda she was a beautiful kind sweet loving amazing woman and she will be deeply missed by all that knew her

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  4. Samantha Judson :

    So many fond memories of your beautiful mom. Amanda and Josh, I can’t explain how deeply saddened I am for you and your family. Your mother was so kind and welcoming. May she rest in peace and always be your guardian angel. Stay strong, she is no longer in pain.
    Love Samantha xo

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  5. Dawnya and Kael :

    Jaylene was such a sweet lady. She had so much hospitality in her, no matter how she was feeling, she always had a smile and never let anything bring her down. She laughed and shared this time with us. Our prayers go out to the Methot family and everyone that held Jaylene close to them. Rest in paradise and keep your head up Amanda and Josh, we are here for you guys if you need anything 🙂

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  6. Michael Playfair :

    My tribute to Jaylene as delivered at her funeral. We miss her so.

    Eulogy 2014-07-21, 11:17 PM

    I want to thank you all for coming today to help us celebrate Jaylene’s life and share our grief at her passing. My name is Michael Playfair and I became a part of Jaylene’s family about 21 years ago when I got together with her twin sister Gaylene. I first met Jaylene on a summer afternoon in 1994 when Gaylene brought me to her home in Mayland Heights. I was welcomed and made to feel at home by Jaylene, her family and the legendary Arbie Fisher, Jaylene’s Mom who happened to arrive at the same time as us, and under full sail. I remember a lot of laughter, loud voices, food, beer and a future Mother-in Law glaring at me quizzically. It was a rich first impression of my new Calgary ‘family-to-be.’ Jaylene and family eventually moved up to Marlborough where they bought a house. The door there was always open for visits, hanging around in the backyard, garage, gazing under the hoods of cars and always a cold beer. There were family ‘occasions’ and holiday dinners with huge food undertakings and always the dogs and cats adding to the chaotic scene. There were often new faces showing up – friends of the kids, co-workers, neighbours. Jaylene was like a Mom to everybody. She was a good listener and inquisitive, wanting to know your details but in a caring kind of way. She was a caregiver herself in many ways who offered counsel to those who needed it. She put everyone ahead of herself. A few years back, she even took in a friend of Josh’s, Lance, for a few years after his Mom had passed away.

    Something else I always admired about Jaylene was her strong-will and ability to manage everything she did with work, home and family. She had routines for keeping things running smoothly and a strong work ethic. Her hard-working, nature was instilled in her at a young age. Her Mom Arbie and step-Dad Billy Sim were both industrious and gave the twins chores to do teaching them that helping out around the house was part of the drill in the household and would also result in getting paid an allowance. They also helped out with their Mom at Billy’s furniture store.

    Later, in High school, the girls found themselves on the way to being self-sufficient by working on weekends at the top of Calgary Tower with their Aunt Lynn who managed the revolving restaurant. After high school, Jaylene moved quickly into the full-time working world and became established as a dedicated employee. She used her skills in management in a few different jobs before starting a long career at Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre in Food Services.

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    Eulogy 2014-07-21, 11:17 PM

    Jaylene was disciplined, efficient and organized in her working life but home life was where her heart was. She and her daughter Amanda were very close and best friends and she loved her son, Josh. Rocky’s daughter, Shandi, older sister to Amanda and Josh was an integral part of the family also. Her children meant everything to her and they were the central focus of her life. She always said “I’m proud of my kids.” Jaylene had a tremendous Drive to Live and she lived life the way she wanted to. Even after years of cancer treatment, Jaylene stuck to her principles and did what she wanted to be doing. Giving up was not a part of the plan. She kept on going and going, exhibiting unbelievable strength. If I were to take something from my observations of Jaylene over the years, it would be to work hard and live your life the way you want to. Sometimes you will run into obstacles but with perseverance you can maybe overcome them and be free. Jaylene battled for this but unfortunately had to leave us in the process. I will always remember her for her free spirit and courage in the face of tremendous adversity.
    Thank You

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  7. Jaylene I will always miss you! you are in my heart forever. I thank God for Bill Sims introducing me to you and your family. I loved dropping by with gifts unexpectantly and my heart will always be with you and your family forever! Love you lots! My deepest sympathy to your family as letting go means leaving you in the care of God hands until we meet again.

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