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TAYLOR, Jeanne “Jean” Marie (nee Laramee)

August 23, 1927 – November 5, 2011

Jean Taylor loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the age of 84 years.

Mom was born in St. Eustache, MB on August 23, 1927. She was one of thirteen children born to Edmond and Louise Laramee. Mom moved to Calgary in 1951 from St. Boniface, MB where she met and married our Dad Jack on November 22, 1952. Mom’s greatest passions in life were her family and her Christian faith! Mom lived well and laughed often. We all remember her wonderful smile and sense of humour and how she could just as easily turn a joke onto herself if she thought it would make someone laugh. Mom never had to work hard at relationships; they just came naturally to her. Her children, family and friends mattered more to her than anything. She cared about our lives and her relationship with each of us. She was always proud of her family and always celebrated each of our accomplishments. Momma Jean cared about all people and that showed in everything that she said and did. She was a great listener and was always pleased to lend a hand when needed. Mom’s compassion knew no boundaries as evidenced in the many Compassion children that she sponsors around the world.

Jean is survived by Jack Taylor; daughters, Arlene Smith, Karen Taylor and Jacquelyn Taylor; son Kevin Taylor and his wife Bonnie; granddaughters Carlye Smith and Sara Smith; as well as her siblings, Maurice Laramee, Alice Bachman, Ella Laramee, Terry Novak, Joe Laramee, Noella Cancade and Leo Laramee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents Edmond and Louise Laramee; and siblings, Irene Dame, Laurie Kalinsky, Simone Taylor, Paul Laramee and Andy Laramee.

We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at the Chinook Hospice for their care, compassion and dignity with which Mom was shown during her last days.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice Resident Care (cheques only), 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403) 258-0040 or 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 Taylor, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Your Mom always made me feel like part of the family. She was an incredible person. We will plant a tree in her honor here in New Glasgow Nova Scotia. It will grow incredibly big and strong like your Mom! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    All our love,
    Jo-Ann, Christopher, Jeffrey, Lyndsey and Lily Allen

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  2. Kim van Eeken-Dixon :

    Dear Arlene, Kevin, Karen and Jacquie,

    I have such fond childhood memories of your Mom. She was kind, warm and always had a smile on her face. I remember how she looked after us when our brother was born and how her home was always such a fun place to be.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,

    Kim van Eeken-Dixon

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  3. Mrs. Stan Nunn :

    Condolences to Jack and Family from an old friend, Ethel Nunn

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  4. My heart goes out to all the Taylor clan during this difficult time. I will fondly remember Momma Jean’s laugh and sense of humor. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to visit her while I was in Calgary just a few weeks before she died. She built such a strong sense of family and even invested in her many Compassion kids lives. Her love and generosity live on in all of you Taylor kids and in her many years of sponsorship to her Compassion kids. She was so loved by you all and so blessed to have such a strong support system around her. We will all miss her greatly. With much love, Patty xxoo

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  5. Barb and Dave Greig :

    So many memories come to mind of our wonderful ‘downstairs’ neighbors on 18 St. S.W. Your Mom was such a great lady and so much a part of my early days. She will be missed. Love to all the family.

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  6. A beautiful tribute to your beautiful mom, I can hear your voices and feel your love. Your mom always treated me and made me feel like I was one of the family. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed…her memory lives in my heart.

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  7. Uncle Maurice, Yours cousins Nicole, Guy & Michel Laramée :

    With all our sympathy,

    Accept these sincere condolences to ease this difficult moment and know that our thoughts are with you. As we also lost our mother, Fernande, last March, we know and feel exactly this indescribable and endless pain which you live. Please know that this message of sympathy is the expression of the felt condolence.

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  8. Susan Williams :

    Dear Kevin and Family,
    We were very saddened to hear of the passing of your wonderful Mom. I will always have fond memories of her great personality, humour and above all, her genuine interest in others. She “adopted” the Canmore group and she always made everyone feel like part of the family. She was truly a beautiful person. We are thinking of you all, Susan, Matthew and Taylor

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  9. Wayne, Jessie & Saira Taylor :

    Dear Jack, Arlene, Kevin, Karen & Jacquie,

    My first memory of Aunt Jean was in the 1960’s when we came through Calgary on our journey to Victoria. And going enmasse to the Stampede, I remember the love, exhuberance and the contagious enthusiasm. This seems to epitomize Jean’s attitude towards life. A light like Jean’s will be missed. Love to all the family, Wayne, Jessie & Saira

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  10. Uncle Maurice, Yours cousins Nicole, Guy & Michel Laramée :

    With all our sympathy,

    Accept these sincere condolences to ease this difficult moment and know that our thoughts are with you. As we also lost our mother, Fernande, last March, we know and feel exactly this indescribable and endless pain which you live. Please know that this message of sympathy is the expression of the heartfelt condolence. Family Maurice Laramée (cousins Nicole, Guy & Michel)

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  11. Marguerite Laramee :

    Dear Arlene, Kevin, Karen & Jacqueline

    Your Mother was a wonderful person with a very kind heart. I very much enjoyed staying with her when I visited Calgary. We always had great conversations about many things and especially about the Laramee Family.
    Leo has very fond memories of your Mother and how she looked after him when he was a little boy.

    We send our love
    Leo, Marguerite, Jacqueline & Christian

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  12. Ruby van Eeken :

    Hi Arlene, Kevin, Karen and Jacquie – I was so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed away. She was a good friend to my mom and she will be missed. I will always remember her smile and her warmth. My thoughts have been with you over this difficult time.

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  13. Arlene, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom! Though I hadn’t seen her in years, I remember her like it was yesterday. She was such a wonderful women! Though she will be missed, memories are for ever!

    Gary Kellins

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  14. Linda Quesnel :

    I am so sorry. I am one of Irene Dame’s daughters. Your mother was very dear to me. She was the only one that cared for my mom out of the whole family. She was the only one of the Laramee family that I got to know. I always wondered if your mom was still alive or not. I would like to get to know mom’s family. You have many many relatives on the west coast.
    Linda Quesnel

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  15. Linda Quesnel :

    Arlene you came out to visit us one year and we gave you two dolls to keep. Do you remember this?
    Linda Q

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