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STONE, Jean

Posted By Obits On March 11, 2016 @ 11:20 AM In Obituary | 5 Comments

April 8, 1929 – Rose Valley, SK
March 10, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Jean, beloved wife of David of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Jean Beatrice (Erickson) Stone was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan on April 8, 1929. She was one of four daughters born to Betsy (Pederson) and Conrad Erickson. She and her three sisters Leverne (predeceased), Elsie and Connie grew up on a farm near Wadena, Saskatchewan. After graduating from nursing college in Saskatoon, Jean married David Stone on February 19, 1951. One son, Brian was born to the union. Jean provided nursing care in several Canadian cities during their many military postings, until she retired from her profession on Saltspring Island, British Columbia in 1986, where she was subsequently active for many years of volunteer work, sailing, knitting and gardening. Jean and David moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2014 to be closer to their family. They moved to Ste. Marguerite Manor in 2015, where she resided happily until passing away peacefully in Dulcina Hospice in the early morning of March 10, 2016 at the age of eighty-six after a long and fruitful life caring for others.

Jean is survived by her husband David, son Brian and his wife Jackie, granddaughter Lorelli and her husband Mike Nowell in Calgary, grandson Andrew and his wife Lisa in Melbourne, Australia, and six great grandchildren, Juliet, Lola, Lily, Henry, Jack and Oscar; her sisters Elsie Joyce and Connie Dodds, along with their and Leverne Anderson’s extensive families. All who knew Jean were extremely fond of her, and she will be sadly missed by her loving family, relatives and many friends.

In lieu of a public funeral and flowers it is Jean’s and her family’s wish that donations be made to the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association 1245-70 Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB, T2H 2X8 Telephone: 403-206-9938. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Ste. Marguerite Manor and Dulcina Hospice for the care given to Jean.

In living memory of Jean Stone, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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Condolence from Cecile & Herb on March 11th, 2016 9:05 PM

Dear Jackie, Brian & family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother & grandmother. We hope you can take solace in the life well lived of a kind and gentle soul.

Condolence from Lise Friesen on March 11th, 2016 10:02 PM

I have good memories of Auntie Jean, at extended family gatherings, such as our Granny’s 90th birthday, celebrated in Victoria BC, and at many happy Christmas carol parties at Wilmot Place, and the occasional beach picnic, which took place even earlier. She was a faithful, diligent wife, mother, and grandmother, and served others well throughout her career as a nurse for many years. One happy memory was having lunch with her on Salt Spring, where she kindly showed my oldest daughter, around ten at the time, how to knit. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, to be sure. Love and condolences to the family in Calgary and beyond, from Lise and Lane, and girls.

Condolence from Roger Stone on March 12th, 2016 5:52 AM

My sister-in-law Jean was one of my very favourite people, Margaret and I are very saddened by her demise. We are glad to hear that she did not suffer a lot.
Roger Stone

Condolence from The Shannons on March 12th, 2016 7:51 PM

Brian and Jackie,
We’re so sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you.
Allan and Helen

Condolence from John Gowans on March 15th, 2016 12:22 PM

Brian and Jakkie Mike and Lorelli, I was sorry to learn of Jean’s passing. She was a real pleasure to have known and I am sure she will be missed. Take care. John

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