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REED, Jean Margaret

May 31, 1925 – Croydon, Surrey
October 14, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Jean Reed, beloved mother, loyal wife, and kind friend, passed away on October 14, 2014, at the age of 89 years.

Jean was born in Croydon, England. She worked for a time in Surrey before meeting her future husband, Alex. Two years later, in 1945, they were married and she became a war bride. The following year they moved to Canada and settled in Toronto where daughter Sharon was born. Jean later worked as a secretary for the Peel Board of Education for over thirty years. In 1997, Alex passed away, and Jean moved to Calgary to be closer to her daughter.

Animals, especially cats, were a source of great joy to Jean. Prior to becoming legally blind, she loved to read, knit, play bridge, and travel back to her beloved England. Jean loved going to Stage West with friends, and enjoyed attending the Southwood Seniors’ outings. She had a wonderful and endearing sense of humour and joy, which will be sorely missed.

Jean leaves behind her daughter Sharon and numerous family and friends in England, Mississauga, and Calgary.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75 Ave. S.W.) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Daisy Reader Project, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219. The family wish to thank all the wonderful staff and friends at Trinity Lodge, St. Peter’s Church, and to Dr. Evans and Dr. West who helped Jean while she was in Rockyview Hospital.

In living memory of Jean Reed, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. I have fond memories of working with Jean. She was the consummate professional in a demanding position. She was respected by all and deeply missed.

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  2. Sharon, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time…may you have many fond memories of the time spent with your Mother

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  3. Dear Sharon, May you always feel blessed by your mom’s love and filled with memories of her joyous spirit. Love Jo

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  4. jocelyn hession

    With fond and happy childhood memories from Clarkson, Ontario, my Mother, Shirley Clements and I send heartfelt condolences and much love to Sharon and others as you celebrate the life of the beautiful, nurturing soul that Jean Reed was. Blessings to all.

    Jocelyn Hession

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  5. chris mccormick

    Dear Sharon,
    Deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother,Jean.
    Thinking of you. Chris

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