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HACKBORN, Jean “Nan” Loretta

November 25, 1931 – Cambridge (Galt), Ontario
July 14, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Jean Hackborn beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on July 14, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Jean worked in textiles at Newlands factory in Ontario for 19 years; she then worked for WeCare and Calgary Home Domestic Services before retiring in 1997.

She spent much of her time knitting for family and friends, even achieving 2nd place at the Stampede contest for an outfit she made. Jean also enjoyed attending live theatre with her daughter and spent many evenings playing crib with friends; She was known for being sassy at family functions and loved to crack jokes.

Nan is survived by her children Martin and Shelley Hackborn of Cambridge Ontario, Wendy and Shaun Davis of Calgary Alberta; daughter-in-law Jean McBurney; her grandchildren, Tanya and Nick Taffs, Carly Hackborn, Stephen Davis, Eric Hackborn, Sarah Hackborn, Darryl Hackborn, Brett McBurney and Erin McBurney; her great-grandchildren, Robbie and Olivia; and her brother Bill Gutscher and his wife Evelyn of Edmonton, AB.

She was predeceased by her former husband Kenneth Hackborn in May 2008, her son Ronald Hackborn in September 1997, and her parents Felix and Louise Gutscher.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. with the Graveside Service to follow on a later date at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, ON. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. The family would like to thank the doctors and hospital staff at the Rockyview and Peter Lougheed Hospitals for their compassion and care; and to all who knew and loved Jean throughout the years.

In living memory of Nan Hackborn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB. Telephone: 403-276-2296

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  1. Rev. Tina May Wilding

    I got to know Jean when she became a member of the Renfrew 50+ Club. She loved to come to our Thursday lunches. We became even closer and the two of us would go out for lunch or just hang at her apartment and talk and laugh. She had a great sense of humour.
    When I took a full time job at a retirement home I didn’t get to visit as often and I regret that.
    Jean will be missed. My condolences to her family. Take comfort in your shared memories.

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  2. Joe & Sylvia Miller

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear sister-in-law Jean.
    We haven’t seen her in awhile but always enjoyed our visits with her when she visited back home. I know she will be sorely missed by all her family.

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  3. My condolences to your family . God bless .

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