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Jean McKnight Burnand (nee Young)

Posted By Obits On July 27, 2015 @ 3:05 PM In Obituary | 6 Comments

October 3, 1927 – Calgary, AB
July 24, 2015 – Calgary, AB

It is with great love and sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Jean (Nana) who passed away peacefully on July 24, 2015.

Mom’s strong faith in the Lord was displayed by her unending effort and dedication to the Women’s Fellowship, Grace Bethany and Board of Managers at Grace Presbyterian Church.

Her passion for the arts was proven when she attended the University of Calgary at the age of 52 where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She went on to display her artistic talents of Raku style pottery at the Centennial Art Gallery.

Family was Mom’s passion and delight and she cherished every opportunity to spend time with them. She loved life and will be forever missed for the love and joy she gave us.

Left to cherish her memories are Bernie, her loving husband of
63 years, her children; Peter (Dianne), Drew (Karen), and Heather (Steve) Walton as well as Son-In-Law Dr. Michael Richardson; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her younger brother, Harry (Audrey) Young, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her daughter Lisa Richardson.

The family would like to thank the many people who provided compassionate care to Mom at the Southwood Nursing Home. Most especially, we would like to thank Lorie and Grace whose professionalism, thoughtfulness and kindness meant so much to Mom and all of us.

Funeral Services will be held at GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jean Burnand, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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Condolence from Rod & Shelley Walton on July 29th, 2015 6:24 AM

To the Burnand family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you.
Rod & Shelley Walton

Condolence from Glenda Nyberg on July 29th, 2015 8:21 AM

There are so many memories of our times in the neighborhood when the children were young. It was a good life and Jean was a good and loving mother. So much to smile about and be thankful for even during this time of grief.

Condolence from Matthew Loh on July 30th, 2015 9:02 AM

It is with sadness but also with great memories that we hear of Jean’s passing. To the Burnand family please know that Jean’s, and indeed your family’s, hospitality is something that we shall always treasure. We all shall all cherish these memories… The Lohs.

Condolence from Gail & Paul Reinhart on July 30th, 2015 1:07 PM

Dear Bernie, Heather, Steve, Pete, Diane, Drew & Extended Family,
Our sincere sympathies on the loss of Jean. We thought the world of her and we know she will be greatly missed.

Paul & Gail Reinhart

Condolence from Sara Malone on August 1st, 2015 2:15 PM

I am deeply saddened by the news of Jean’s passing. When I think of the times she lunched ” up the hill “, I remember her with a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face, as she sipped on her white wine spritzer! A true lady in every sense of the word. My heart felt condolences to the entire Burnand family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sara Malone

Condolence from Frances Chapman on August 1st, 2015 4:39 PM

I wish to say I am sorry to learn of Jean’s death. She was a true friend, but I had lost touch over the years. I remember how she was such a supporter of Centennial Gallery, helping in many ways. We all feel sad that she is no longer with you and your family. She left behind many pots with the gallery members!

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