STANFIELD (Le Vesconte)
1924 – 2014
Jean passed away peacefully on February 21, 2014 at the age of 89 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Family brought her joy and laughter. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ralph Stanfield (Sheila), Diane Zimmerman (Jimmy); grandsons Garrett (Kim), Aaron (Bailey) Zimmerman; great grandsons Lucas, Carter and Tyler. Also to cherish Jean’s memory are sisters Ruth Henderson (Calgary), Kathleen Schaeffer (Victoria), many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Jean was born in Regina. Sask. and moved to Calgary living out most of her life . Jean lost the love of her life Ross at a young age which resulted in her having to be sole provider for her children. She worked hard and was proud of her jobs at the McGavin’s Bakery, Palliser Hotel, Carolina and other restaurants she managed where she made many friends and even more memories. Also learning many life lessons that she passed on to her family. Jean was an avid bowler winning many trophies and top awards, was always ready to play cards, going to crib tournaments and always ready to yell BINGO at her weekly Bingo games. She enjoyed knitting, crosswords, watching game shows and reading her weekly magazines to keep current with the world of entertainment. Jean was very active running the Bingo at West Hillhurst Community Association in Calgary, volunteered with the seniors go-getters and various other groups. Jean was predeceased by her husband Ross; her parents Olive and Ernest Le Vesconte; sisters Noreen Kayter and Dorothy Kimmit; several other family and friends. Jean lived her later years in Red Deer with her daughter; lived at Parkvale Lodge from 2008-2013, a short time at Pines Lodge and Unit 31 at RDRH. Jean’s family extends their most heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and doctors for their care, kindness and compassion they provided Jean and her family as they made Unit 31 her home in her last months. It was a rollercoaster ride filled with restful days and on Jean’s good days she showed the world there were still sparks and humour left in her.
“To be absent from the body is to
be present with the Lord Jesus.”
The family will host a memorial tea at Parkvale Lodge, Red Deer, AB on March 1, 2014, starting at 2:00 p.m.