December 28, 1928 – Stoke Newington, England
November 9, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Jean Oldrey (Nee Leslie) fell asleep on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
She was born in Stoke Newington, England on December 28, 1928. During World War II, Jean was evacuated out of London and placed with a Welsh family. She returned to London and eventually found her mother.
She married Albert Edward (Ted) Oldrey on December 24, 1947. On December 16, 1948 she gave birth to her daughter Rita. Then, on September 3, 1951 she had her son Michael. After the family came to Canada in 1957, Jean worked as an office worker until she retired, eventually becoming payroll clerk for Pinecrest foods. After retiring, she and Ted travelled extensively including an exciting trip around the world. Despite numerous health challenges, she lived her life to the fullest. She deeply adored her family, and always had time for her friends.
Jean is survived by her daughter Rita (Richard Beale); son Michael (Ann Copeland); four granddaughters; as well as great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty-five years Albert (Ted) Oldrey and five of her brothers. Jean touched many lives and her memory will live on through those she touched.
Jean is survived by her daughter Rita (Richard Beale); son Michael (Ann Copeland); four granddaughters; as well as great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty-five years Albert (Ted) Oldrey.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:00p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Hero Fund www.herofund.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jean Oldrey, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences