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MACAULAY, Jean (nee Rider)

December 11, 1937 – High River, Alberta
September 20, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jean Rider-Macaulay of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Jean was an independent, self-sufficient member of the Bearspaw First Nation from Eden Valley, AB. She was schooled primarily in Longview, Black Diamond, and Okotoks, AB. Jean worked with her family on various Southern Alberta Ranches as a child. After finishing high school in Okotoks, she moved to Calgary to train as a nurse in the 1960’s where she met her future Husband, Allan. She worked for many years as a nurse, and raised her family in Calgary. Jean loved sports (Rodeo, Chuckwagon racing, and Hockey), she was also a skilled horseperson, and in her younger years, she participated in horse racing contests during the Banff Indian Days. Jean was also named Banff Indian Days Princess in 1956. Jean loved listening to country music and visiting with friends, relatives, and her grandchildren. She was always welcoming people into her home. Jean lived life to the fullest. In her final years, she exhibited a lot of resilience in fighting illnesses, never complaining and exhibiting tremendous strength right till the end.

Jean is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Natalie Shotclose; daughter and son-in-law, Sheri Macaulay and Darrin Wolfleg; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and grandchildren who considered her to be their second mom.

We would also like to recognize her extended families from the Stoney Tribe; Holloway, Dixon, LaBelle, Daniels, Lefthand, Stevens, Amos, and Salter. From the Blood Tribe; the Wadsworth and Goodstriker families; and from her fathers side, extended family in Montana.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Allan Macaulay; Father, Raymond Shotclose; mother, Jesse Rider; youngest son, Douglas Macaulay; brother, Clifford Rider; sister-in-law, Gaye Rider; sister, Elizabeth Rider; brother-in-law, George Duncan; sister, Hazel Rider; and brother-in-law, Allan Yates.

The family would like to thank all the staff of the Bowcrest Care Facility for helping mom get through her final few years with grace and dignity that all of us can only wish to have in our final days.

Those wishing to pay their respects early, may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wake Services will be held at the Residence of Wanda Rider (Eden Valley) on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Eden Valley Church on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Rider/Shotclose Family Plot in Eden Valley. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jean Rider-Macaulay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Dear Sheri,
    Your Mom was a kind lady to my family and will always have a special place in my family’s life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Mel, Brian and Janice.

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  2. Sheri,
    Your Mom was an amazing lady and Aunt. to me. I will fondly remember her always.
    She is with us all in our hearts as well as in spirit.
    She has reunited with Uncle Allen.
    Very Blessed to have known her. Love you girl.

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  3. Dear friend/sister Sheri & family.
    Sending you my sincere condolences, your mother was a very kind hearted lady. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Respectfully; Aileen & Shawn Runner

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  4. Sending our love and condolences to you all, wish we could make it but doesn’t look like we will 🙁 God bless you all, I love you Auntie ❤️ Rest In Peace

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  5. Everybody knew her as auntie Jean. She had a heart of gold and always had her door opened. She will be greatly missed by so many that knew her. My condolences to the family.

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  6. To Sherri and Rob:
    May the Lord hold you in his arms in this most difficult time, sending condolences and prayers to the entire family
    Adele Rabbitt and family

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  7. Phyliss St. Dennis

    Sending my condolences to the family, Jean was a wonderful person.

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  9. My deepest Condolences to Sherri & Rob & family; yes she will be sadly miss she was a great lady; kind; and considered to all that needed a guiding hand. She will be tuck away in many hearts… never forgotten…. but sadly miss.

    Patsy Simon

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