Jean Smith of Calgary and formerly of Edmonton, passed away early Tuesday, March 18, 2008 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 92 years.
Jean was born in Winnipeg, MB, on December 27, 1915. Jean met the love of her life for sixty years, George Smith through her brother “Bill” in the 1930’s and in 1943 they moved to Edmonton, AB. Jean was well known for her contribution to the Catholic Church in Edmonton where she led a Tuesday and Friday Rosary group for over thirty years. She attended Our Lady of Assumption and Immaculate Heart Parishes while in Edmonton.
Jean will be sadly missed by her daughters, Valerie Kawalilak, Cherylyn Stacey; her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Sandra; granddaughters, Shannon (Jim) Cinnamon and Shea (Scott); grandson Blair (Sandy); her great-grandchildren, Michael, Riley, Teio, Kaden and Abbey; her sister Angela; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her husband George in 2001.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Park Memorial Chapel” (5008 Elbow Drive South West)) on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. A second Prayer Service will be held in Edmonton at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (9805 – 76 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB) on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at St. Joachim Cemetery (105 Avenue at 117 Street, Edmonton, AB) on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.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