Jean Elaine Geddes
(March 30, 1942 - December 24, 2018)
Jean Elaine Geddes of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at the age of 76 years.
Jean was born in the Coronation Hospital and grew up with nine siblings on Adolf and Molly’s farm east of Brownfield. After high school, she earned her R.N. at the Lamont School of Nursing. Then, she worked briefly at Red Deer and Castor before marrying Don Geddes on April 10, 1966. She was a loving wife, and became a fantastic mother, first to Sandy and later to Elaine. Wherever she moved to with Don and the girls, her warm smile and caring spirit resulted in many friends. Jean also periodically nursed and was a fine nurse in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan where the family settled down for about seventeen years. Many fine friends there were a result of Jean’s warm personality. In 1996, Jean and Don retired to Camrose where she continued her nursing interest at the clinic.
Besides being a fine cook, Jean always had an interest in sewing and making quilts for her grandsons that she adored. As well she made baby blankets that went to the Stollery Hospital and to other places of need. After her severe heart attack, Jean’s health began to fail. Still, she kept up her good sense of humour. Who else but Jean would design an Easter hat of a dog peeing on a fire hydrant and wear it in a contest at the Red Deer mall and win a prize? Her life was a blessing to all who she touched and she was always grateful for her caregivers.
Jean will be greatly missed by Don; daughters Sandy Geddes, and Elaine (Trevor) Janzen; grandsons Bennett, Samuel and Maxx; sisters Helen, Esther (Alvin), Shirley (Bill) and Linda (Leo); brothers Albert (Gwen) and Herb; and sisters-in-law Marie, Elva (Mike) and Izzy. She was predeceased by her parents Adolf and Molly Scheffelmaier; brothers Sam and Richard; and sister Verna.
A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2019 from the Resurrection Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeremy Osterwalder and Rev. Dean Rostad officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Jean's memory may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church as well as the charity of one's choice.