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GRASSI, Jill Marie (nee McColl)

April 20, 1952 – Edmonton, Alberta
November 22, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jill Marie Grassi, beloved wife of Gordon Grassi passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the age of 66 years.

Jill was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 20, 1952, the fourth and final child of Douglas and Yvonne McColl. Jill grew up with three older brothers, Barry, John and Robin in Edmonton before moving to Banff, Alberta in her teens. Jill’s diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology from SAIT led her to the oil fields of Zama, Alberta where she met her future husband Gord Grassi. They were married in a backyard ceremony on August 20, 1983 in Calgary, Alberta. Gord and Jill made a home in Calgary and welcomed a baby girl in 1986. Jill loved to ski, bike, ride motorcycles with her husband, cook and bake and enjoyed hosting family and her daughter’s friends. She was a fun and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and auntie and will always be remembered with love by her husband Gord Grassi, her daughter Serena Groenen, her son-in-law John Groenen, grandson Burton Groenen and her extended family. Jill was predeceased by her parents Doug and Yvonne McColl.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through Jill’s full obituary at www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jill Grassi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of the devastating loss of Jill. Our hearts are with you in this painful time. Jill was a wonderful, friendly beautiful woman. Scott and Joy Tarrant

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  2. We were saddened to hear of Jill’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you.

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  3. Joanne Groenen :

    Jill will be remembered lovingly and often. I knew Jill because her beautiful daughter Serena is married to my son John. My favourite memory of Jill is of her pulling me aside at the rehearsal party and saying “You and I are going to share beautiful grand babies, and it is going to be so much fun!” Right you were Jill. My deepest condolences to Gord, Serena and John, and little Burton. Joanne Groenen

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  4. Deeply saddened by your loss. Darling Serena, I am heartbroken for you, Gord, John and baby Burton. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your precious memories and love carry you through the coming days and weeks. Love, Auntie Kathy

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  5. Oh my I am so sorry to hear of Jills passing. As always it is so sad to not have kept in touch with your family. Take care Gord and Serena my condolonced

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  6. Gary Harris & Tammy :

    We are so sad to hear of the loss of Jill your partner and best friend. Remember the great times you shared together.

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. Serena, Gord and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. I just saw her a couple weeks at Home Depot where she spotted me and we had a great chat as always. She was so proud of you Serena and of John and Burton. My fondest memory is of her reading to you on the bus as we travelled downtown and back. She was always so patient and attentive.
    You are in my thoughts.

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  9. Serena, you are in my thoughts and prays at this time, my condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Anne Whittingham :

    Dear Gord, Serena, Jon & Burton
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jill. I met Jill when Simon and I were living in Calgary from 1989 to 1991, and we had kept in touch ever since then. She was a warm, wonderful, and very genuine person, who was always welcoming and easy to talk to. I think of her often and will miss her immensely. We send you all, our love and thoughts at this very sad time.
    Anne, Simon,. Joe and Sophie. x

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