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WILKINS – Jean Rebecca (nee Kelparchuk)

March 22, 1926 – February 2, 2011

Jean Rebecca Wilkins, born March 22, 1926 in Mundare, AB, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2011 with her family at her side. She enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a world traveller but Maui held a special place in her heart. She enjoyed socializing with friends and family. Spending time with her children and grandchildren gave her the most enjoyment in life. She enjoyed a special relationship with her niece MaryAnn and her husband Ed Morris, with whom she shared much Love and Laughter together. She spent her final years living at the Lodge at Valley Ridge and made many new friends there. She will be greatly missed by her sister Laura (Jim) Roebuck from Edmonton, AB. Jean was predeceased by her husband John Wilkins in 1988. She is survived by her three daughters, Carolyn (Spencer) Chivers, Janet Wilkins and Gail Wilkins; her son Matthew (Valerie) Wilkins; and her grandchildren, Carla, Nichole, Danielle, Jonathan, Alex, and Cameron.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation, Suite 140, 1935 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7C8,

In living memory of Jean Wilkins, 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. Kathy Vaughan :

    Dear Janet, Cameron and Matthew,

    Graham and I were so saddened to hear of the loss of your precious Mom. Your Mom was very cool and we enjoyed her company so very much. Fun, Spunky, Proud and Beautiful, are only just a few words to describe your Mom. We have many happy memories of our times we spent with her both in Calgary and Maui. We will truly miss her beautiful smile and presence. May you find peace through your family and friends to help you through this difficult time.

    With Love
    Kathy and Graham, Erin and Michael

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  2. Bruce McIntosh :

    Sorry I wont be able to attend the services for Jean as I am in Mesa Arizona. My thoughts are with you however and I join in your sorrow. Bruce McIntosh

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  3. Shirley and Greg Turnbull :


    Even in the darkest of times, one can expect illumination. We are thinking of you today, Janet, as you grieve your mother’s passing.

    God Bless

    Shirley, Greg, Jennifer and Lauren

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  4. Laura and Jim Roebuck and Family (Kevin, Kim, Bryn, and Marisa) :

    We extend our deepest sympathy to all of the family. We are so sad in the sudden loss of our dear sister & aunt and will love and miss her forever.

    May she rest in Heavenly Peace.

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  5. Mike and Sherry Price :

    Very sorry to her of your mom’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
    Mike and Sherry Price

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  6. Brenda Sanden :

    Dear Spencer, Carolyn, Carla, Nichole, and Danielle;

    I am so sorry to hear of your monther’s passing:( I am thinking of all of you and sending my sympathy to you at such a sad time.

    I tried to make it to the service, but had such a migraine I just couldn’t; therefore I will have to send my hugs through this note.

    If you are going to be in Calgary for a bit, or will be returning in the near future, if you have time, please send me a quick email and let me know. Would love to give you my hug in person. If there is anything you think I could help with, let me know.

    With my deepest sympathy, and much love,

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  7. Bill Andrusiak, Linda and Ron Rilling, Deborah and Lorne Lee and Ken Andrusiak :

    Carolyn, Matthew, Janet, Gail and families. It is with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of our Aunt Jean. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We have very fond memories of the times we had spent together, our family and yours.

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