GUARD, Jean Leona

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August 28, 1943 -March 10, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, of our beloved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, and friend, Jean.

Jean will be lovingly remembered by her brothers Albert (Iris) of Ottawa and Robert (Frances) of Calgary; her sisters, Elaine (Bob) of Kaslo, Joyce of Calgary, and Betty (Denis) of Cochrane; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Ella, who are waiting to look after Jean once again.

Jean worked at the University of Calgary for over thirty years where she made many life long friends. In her younger years, Jean loved travelling and enjoyed many trips within Canada and abroad. In the past few years, Jean enjoyed her time at the Boardwalk Retirement Community, playing cards and getting to know the many residents.

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 a celebration of Jean’s life will be held with her family at the Okotoks Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest, with her parents.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT
PO Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 www.lung.ca

  1. On 11/03/2016 at 4:29 pm Brenda Fell Said:

    Auntie Jean, you will always be in our hearts and dearly missed.

  2. On 13/03/2016 at 2:41 pm Alvin & Jodi Effa Said:

    Jodi and Alvin wish to express our sincere condolences to Jean’s family on her passing. Alvin knew Jean for many years at Varsity Park West and worked with her for many years on the Condo Board. We will also miss her at our luncheons. God Bless.
    Alvin & Jodi Effa – Calgary.

  3. On 13/03/2016 at 2:54 pm Alvin & Jodi Effa Said:

    Alvin & Jodi wish to express our sincere condolences to Jean’s family on her passing away. Alvin and Jodi have known Jean for many years and Alvin also worked with Jean on the Varsity Park West Condo Board. She will also be missed at our VPW luncheons. God Bless.
    Alvin & Jodi Effa

  4. On 13/03/2016 at 2:59 pm Alvin & Jodi Effa Said:

    Alvin & Jodi wish to express our sincere condolences to Jean’s family on her passing away. We have known Jean for many years and Alvin also worked with Jean on the Varsity Park West Condo Board. She will be missed at our VPW luncheons. God Bless.
    Alvin & Jodi Effa, Calgary.

  5. On 13/03/2016 at 7:39 pm Bonnie Cutcliffe Said:

    Bonnie wishes to express her sincere condolences to Jean’s family. I have known Jean since 1969 when she worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia and worked with Jean until she retired from the University of Calgary. Beautiful person we had a lot of great times together. She will be missed . Rest in Peace Jean.

  6. On 14/03/2016 at 4:58 pm Sandy Said:

    Rest in Peace my beautiful, amazing, and kindhearted aunt. I love you

  7. On 15/03/2016 at 11:45 am Rebekah Goedbloed Said:

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I was fortunate enough to be hired by Jean at The University of Calgary, and worked with her for a number of years. She was one of a kind! Kind, patient, funny – she will be missed.

  8. On 15/03/2016 at 11:46 am Rebekah Goedbloed Said:

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I was fortunate enough to be hired by Jean at The University of Calgary and enjoyed working with her for several years. She was one of a kind, patient, funny, kind – she will be missed.

  9. On 15/03/2016 at 11:55 am Allison Peters Said:

    With heartfelt sympathy. It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles and the laughter. I met Jean back in 1986 working at the University of Calgary and spent may coffee breaks with her. She will never be forgotten. God Bless you Jean.

  10. On 15/03/2016 at 12:57 pm Sheryl Johnston Said:

    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Jean’s family. I was privileged to work with Jean at the University of Calgary for many years. She will be dearly missed.

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