It is with deep regret that I announce the death of Jean Roney who died early Wednesday morning. This is the obituary that will also be printed in the Calgary Herald:
Roney, Jean Marie
June 20, 1933 – June 3, 2015
Jean Marie Roney (nee Douglas) passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 3rd 2015 at the age of 81. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 48 years Doug, her daughter Valerie, her son Steven and his wife Jennifer, her grandchildren Nolan, Annella, and Grant, as well as by her extended family and her many good friends.
Jean was born in the Belwood area of Wellington County, Ontario. After graduating Nursing School in Guelph she took the train “Out West” and made her home in Calgary. While working at the Calgary General Hospital she met Doug at a hospital dance. After the General, Jean worked the bulk of her career at the Rockyview Hospital where her caring heart and organizational skills were put to good use as nursing supervisor.
She loved camping, trailering around most of Canada with her young family, and then a much more comfortable RV’ing around North America with Doug in their retirement. Her favourite times were gathered round the campfire with a mug of coffee and Bailey’s, roasting s’mores with kids, or playing a fierce game of euchre with family and friends. Jean was always helping someone with both love and practicality. Her smile and her sharp wit will be deeply missed.
Services will be held at St Matthew’s United Church (2035 26a St SW) on Saturday June 13th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, or to STARs ambulance.