April 29, 1950 – April 1, 2012
We are sad to announce the passing of Jean Albert Joseph Rinfret on Sunday, April 1, 2012. He leaves behind his wife of thirty-five years, Helen Rinfret; daughter Jennifer (Kurt) Ellison and grandchildren Isabella and Donovan; as well as daughter Pamela (Marc Berube) Berube–Rinfret and grandson, Alexander. Jean also leaves behind his sisters Denyse Rinfret, Claire (Jean-Guy) Gauthier; a brother Pierre (Sonia Debray) Rinfret; a sister-in-law Michelle Rinfret; nephew Dominique (Martine Comiere) Gauthier; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins in Quebec.
Jean was predeceased by his father, Maurice; his mother, Jeanne; brother, Andre; nephew, Jean-Francois; mother and father-in-law Margaret and Eli Raffay; and brother-in-law, Jerry Raffay.
Jean was born in Shawinigan, Quebec. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1969 within the Air Force Branch and achieved the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Jean had a passionate love of photography that became his career choice. For twenty-six years he travelled with the military, giving him and his family the opportunity to see the world. Upon his retirement, Jean moved to Calgary, Alberta where he worked for Metro Ford, The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and finally Supply Chain Management. Jean had a love of sports and was an avid golfer, bowler and fisherman. He spent many weeks devoted to his latest past time at Chain Lakes with his fishing buddy, Deb. His generous spirit allowed Jean to touch the lives of his many friends and co-workers in a positive and enduring manner. He passed on to his children his sense of honesty, integrity and devotion.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
An Honour Guard will be present at the Memorial Service held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Bladder Research, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.
In living memory of Jean Rinfret, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences