SMITH, Janet (Jean) Kate (nee Hampton) – departed life on September 23, 2008 at age 95.
In June 1913, Jean was born in the home of the local doctor of Windthorst, Saskatchewan. She grew up on a homestead farm in the Graytown area and graduated as an RN in 1939 from Regina General Hospital. Married to James Lorne (J.L.) in October 1941, they moved to Calgary in 1944. She was pre-deceased by J.L. in 1966, and later by her sisters Gladys Hofas and Marjorie Hogg, brother Ross Hampton and nephew Garry Hogg. Jean is survived by her daughters Peggy Lathwell of Toronto (Mike Sherman, Willoughby, OH) and Betty Jensen (Bob) of Calgary; grandchildren Catherine Lathwell (Alireza Baibordi) of Toronto, Jody Lathwell (Jim Richards) of Euclid, OH, Dave Jensen (Marcie) of Calgary, and Diane Burnett (Brad) of Prince Rupert, BC; great grandchildren Colin and Mitchell Lathwell, Laura Jensen and Isla Kate Burnett; niece-in-law Ilene Hogg, nephews Syd Hampton, Greg Hampton (Robyn) and Roger Hofas and families. Jean was very community-minded and always willing to give a helpful hand. She was a long-time member of St. Matthew’s United Church and lived in Sarcee Meadows Housing Co-operative for 25 years where she was an active volunteer. She enjoyed playing bridge and participating in family activities. At age 91, when her health started to decline, Jean resided in Sarcee Hospice for 8 months in 2006, and then moved to assisted living at Wentworth Manor–the Court where she lived for 2 years. She was recently moved to the Dr.Vernon Fanning Centre where she passed away when her health deteriorated rapidly. Jean always did her best. She had special talent for growing beautiful house plants and her garden. She had an impeccable sense of style. We will all remember her cheerful disposition and bright smile. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made directly to St. Matthew’s United Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s United Church (2039 – 26A Street S.W.) on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jean Smith, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences