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MURRELL, Jean Evelyn

February 28, 1931 – Edgerton, Alberta
May 1, 2018 – Okotoks, Alberta

With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother Jean Murrell, at the Foothills Country Hospice on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

Mom was born in Edgerton, AB, to John and Etta Arneson. She was third in a family of nine. Mom grew up and went to school in Edgerton, then worked in a grocery store before she moved to work as a bank teller. She met Buff in the fall of 1951 and they were married June 5, 1953. Dad worked for Calgary Power (now Trans Alta/Fortis) and they lived in several places over the years, including Wainwright, Provost, Banff, Calgary, High River and eventually back to Calgary where Dad retired and they spent their golden years.

Mom’s whole life revolved around her family and friends and she had a great love of nature. She also had lots of creative hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, fishing, gardening and oil painting. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Brent and Colleen, Robert John and Maria; and daughter Cathy; her six grandchildren, Richard, Nicole, Julie, Naomi, Lyndi, Coulter; her sister Jessie; brother-in-law Bud; sister-in-law Phyllis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband Buff Coulter Murrell; her brothers and sisters, Jim, Eva, Stan, Mel, Betty and two brothers that died at birth.

At Mom’s request, there will be no formal service. Condolences may be forwarded through

We would like to extend our gratitude to home care nurse June and all the staff at Foothills Country Hospice. Their assistance has been invaluable during this difficult time.

In living memory of Jean Murrell, 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. Phyllis,Wendy,Mel

    DearSteven Brent and Colleen, Robert John and Maria; and daughter Cathy; her six grandchildren, Richard, Nicole,Julie,Naomi Linda, Coulter.
    It is with a heavy heart, and great sadness that we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss your Mother Jean. Mom has said so many times that Jean was like a true Sister to her. And Mel has many fond memories from when he was younger.
    Our wish for you is that time will soften the loss , and that your memories will bring you joy.

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  2. Condolences to the Murrell Family from Stonewall, Manitoba where Buff was born and raised. Buff’s parents lived next door to my parents. My Mother would contact Buff and Jean when she came to Calgary and they would have a nice visit. The Ross family sends it’s sincere condolences on behalf of Gordon, Bertha, Munro, Audrey and Craig.

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