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MIKKELSEN – Laura Ethelwyn “Jean” (nee MacDonald)

January 17, 1930 – July 29, 2011

Jean Mikkelsen beloved wife of Jorgen N. Mikkelsen of Calgary, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

Jean passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of her family from complications of a stroke.

Besides her husband of 51 years, Jean is survived by one brother Donald of Edmonton, Alberta, her daughter Linda (Brian) Millions, son Kenneth, and special daughter Wendy and three grandchildren Spencer, Breanna, and Quintin Millions. Jean is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jean gave tirelessly of herself in order to serve the people around her. She demonstrated that by caring for her extended family from the time she was very young to orchestrating a teen program to be a source and outlet for teens to gather and share experiences so they could grow into young adults. She volunteered many hours of her time fundraising for various charities namely the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She had an amazing sense of humour and wit and there was nothing better than a good joke. She had an infectious laugh that filled the room. She was an award winning cribbage player, loved to play bingo, and was a ferocious reader. She was very proud of her grandchildren and was a very generous and loving grandma. We will miss her greatly.

Jean was predeceased by her parents William and Mae MacDonald and her twin brothers Alex and Angus.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jean Mikkelsen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Anne Eisler ( Wade) :

    Dear family of my old friend Jean, she and I have been friends since she was 10 and I was 6 and we moved across the street from her family. She walked me to school each day, we rode bikes together, played cutouts by the hour with Jean making hers, they were really nice. We went on from those days, never lost touch, she was my friend and I shall miss her letters and cards. I’d like to say how sorry I am for your loss.

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  2. NEIL AND DORIS MILLIONS :

    LINDA, BRIAN, BREANNA, SPENCER, QUINTIN AND KEN

    WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE THINKING OF YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

    NEIL AND DORIS

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  3. Ruth og Ove Nørkjær, Danmark. :

    Kære familie i Calgary
    Vi vil være med jer i tankerne, når I i dag skal bisætte jeres elskede Jean.
    Vi har mange gode minder om Jørgens kone,både fra hendes besøg her i Danmark med dig Jørgen og Linda. Vi lærte Jean at kende som en dygtig og dejlig svigerinde og vil savne hende meget.
    Mange kæslige tanker til jer allesammem
    Kærlig hilsen Ruth

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  4. Donna MacDonald :

    Wish we could have gotten Jean and her brother together sooner. We all must cherish the times we have with our loved ones, as it can all be taken away from us without warning. I’ll miss hearing from my ‘Auntie”, and I know my Dad will greatly miss his weekly phone conversations with his sister. We share your sorrow here in Edmonton.

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