Obituary of Jean Dolores Hamilton
Jean Dolores Hamilton
(June 5, 1936 - July 19, 2023)
Jean Dolores Hamilton of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Daysland, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at the age of 87 years.
Jean Dolores Hamilton was born to Nord and Ellen Pederson of Daysland on June 5, 1936. She was raised on the family farm in the Montrose district, along with two younger sisters. Jean was a strong student and a very capable girl who was adept at cooking, chores and child minding at a very early age.
Jean enjoyed a happy 68-year marriage to her sweetheart, Lorne Hamilton. They married in 1955 and to that union were born five children: Connie, Diane, Terry, Colleen and Brian. Jean’s family was treated to fresh baking almost daily, as Jean excelled at producing fresh bread, buns, angel food cakes, and her world-famous cinnamon buns for her family every day at 3:45. Jean was active in her community, teaching Sunday School, serving with the UCW, the Recreaton Board and the Daysland Cemetery.
Lorne and Jean retired early to enjoy travel and to spend more time with their family. They took numerous cruises, made many new friends while wintering in Arizona for 18 years, and visited their kids as often as they could.
Jean derived a great deal of pleasure from her 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was the provider of big meals, ice cream, back scratches, warmed bedtime blankets and the operation of a memorable summer camp known as “Kid Week” when all twelve grandkids, plus a few extras, would stay at the farm without their parents.
In 2015 Jean and Lorne moved from the farm near Daysland where they had resided for 37 years, to Camrose where they remained until Jean’s passing.
Jean is survived by her loving husband Lorne; children Diane, Terry (Ellie), and Colleen (Art); eleven grandchildren Warren, Carla, Greg, Aaron, Mark, Neil, Candace, Chelsea, Amanda, Richard and Christie, and their spouses; and twenty great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents as well as her son Brian; daughter Connie; granddaughter Andrea; sister Noreen; and son-in-law Dwayne Lassu.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2023 from the Our Lady of the Prairies Roman Catholic Church, 5202 59 St Daysland officiated by Susan Mackinnon.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Jean's memory may be made to Daysland Cemetery Fund or to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance.