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SKEET, Sheila Jeanne (nee Adamson)

July 20, 1930 – October 23, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Jeanne, on October 23, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

Jeanne was born in Winnipeg, MB; then the family moved to Calgary in 1940 where she attended Central Memorial High School. Jeanne married Allen Skeet on December 21, 1951. Jeanne loved her role as mother and grandmother. She was affectionately known to her two grandsons as Grammy. She spent many days taking them on outings, baking cookies and playing when they were young and was always their biggest fan, never missing a sporting activity that the boys were involved in. Jeanne and Allen spent most of their time at their cabin in Waiporous, which they had for over forty years. She was happiest out there, enjoying a cup of coffee on the deck with the chickadees and her “diamond days”. Jeanne worked in the oil patch in her early years and then worked at the Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary where she made many friends. In her spare time, Jeanne was very creative and talented and her passion was quilting. Everyone who received one of Jeanne’s quilts used and displayed them with great pride. Jeanne and Allen were able to travel over the years and visited many wonderful places, such as the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, and England.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband of sixty years Allen; son Jim (Susan); and daughter Jane Anne (David) Maryka. She will be deeply missed by her two grandsons, Taylor and Eric Maryka. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Audrey and Nancy.

A Private Family Service will be held.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation directed to the Rotary Flames House, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.

In living memory of Jeanne Skeet, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Joe & Gaille Koscher :

    Dear Al and family,
    Joe and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of Jeanne. We will always remember her gift for creating the most beautiful quilts and her many contributions to making the “Sierras” such a special place for so many of the residents that knew her. Please know that you, your children, and grandchildren are close in our thoughts in the days that lie ahead. May the memories you have shared as a family give you peace and strength in the days to come.

    Joe and Gaille Koscher
    “Sierras” residents

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  2. Wow what a full life she had. Many milestones along the way. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Dear Jane Anne,David, Taylor and Eric

    My symparthy goes out to each of you. Hearing of you mom/grandmother’s well-spent life in the beautifully written obituary makes it clear that she was a woman to love and to be loved by. Which makes the loss all the harder. Wrap yourself in the wonderful memories; you will be sad but it will get easier. Take good care of each other.

    Holly

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  4. Wayne and Carol Long :

    I (Carol) along with other members of the “Over The Hill Gang” remember the fun times we had together.
    Wayne and I enjoyed visiting Jeanne and Allen at their cabin in the Rocky Mountain foothills.
    She was a fun person and will be missed.

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  5. Jane Anne sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Diane Skene

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  6. Donna and Vic Kuzek :

    Sincere condolences to you Al and your family. May God bless you and comfort you during this very sad time.

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  7. Maureen , Steve, Meagan & Trevor Maryka :

    We’re so sorry to hear of Jeanne’s passing. She was such a lovely woman; so talented and creative. Please know we are thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Taylor and Eric – I’m very sorry that you’ve lost two grandparents in only a few weeks. My heart goes out to you.

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  8. Kevin & Patti Brown (Strickland) :

    Uncle Allan, Jim and Jane Anne,

    Thank you so much for calling to let us know of Auntie Jeanne’s passing. She was such a comfort to Mom in her last days. I am so pleased they were able to mend their rift before Mom died. Please accept our deepest sympathies and wrap yourselves in the comfort of the blanket created of warm and happy memories.

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  9. To the Skeet Clan,

    Words cannot express the sadness that I feel on Jeanne’s premature passing. I treasured her friendship while she was alive. I treasure her memory now that she has departed—and there’s alot of wonderful things to remember.

    Love Elaine

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  10. Bill and Joan Rawlusyk :

    Dear Allen and family
    Just heard about Jeanne and we want you to know we are thinking of you. We will always remember you and Jeanne as the best neighbors ever when you lived next door to us in Edgemont.
    Sincere regards,
    Joan and Bill

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