Elko, Billie Jean

It is with a deep sense of sorrow and loss our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Billie Jean Elko, of Fort Saskatchewan on December 13, 2021 at the age of 70 after a short battle with cancer.

Jean enjoyed travelling and vacationing with family to many locations such as Europe, Alaska, California, Florida, Las Vegas, Mexico and most recently Banff. She was an avid reader, and also enjoyed spending time painting as well as other arts and crafts, card and board games and family get togethers.

Jean will be forever remembered by her loving family, her son James, granddaughter Jayme-Lynn, James father Blake, sisters Linda, Sharon (Keith), Diane(Mark), nieces Laura(Mazi) and Heather(DJ), nephews Ryan and Michael(Andrea) and many others whos lives she’s touched.

Jean was predeceased by her parents Erma and William and her brother Gary.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Royal Alexander Hospital and Fort Saskatchewan Hospital who cared for Billie Jean during her stay there.

Memorial Donations in memory of Billie Jean can be forwarded directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation 11560 University Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2

Serenity Funeral Service ~ Fort Saskatchewan ~ 780-998-1422

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Jason McDonald

All the best seem to go to early , and Jean is no expection . She was coming into her own and just relishing the role of grandma ( like the daughter she always wanted) SORRY JAMES !!, but man the glow in her smile with every picture with jamie-lynn was something else .

I had the pleasure of knowing Jean for over 30 years , wait how is that possible , when I’m only 25 yrs old NOW. Lol… I feel like that is how she lived her life too , like she was 25 , always keeping herself busy with local adventures and traveling . And always smiling and keeping a positive attitude.

In all seriousness I did know her for over 30 years , from the time I was 6 or 7 yrs old , James and I hung out often as children , and at times she was like a 2nd mom to me. She was always good to me , FIRM but fair . As James and I were a bit of a handful at times to say the least !

Of course life gets busy and people move to different places , but I was still blessed to see her a few times in the last 5 years , and it was like not a day went by , expect that everyone got taller except her !

Heaven has gained another angel , and the only positive that can be taken from this is to be thankful and cherish every memory ,act of kindness and love that she gave us with her short time here on earth , as they will stay in our hearts forever and no one cab ever take that away .

Untill we meet again !

My sincere condolences to all Jean’s family and friends !

Jason McDonald

John and Julie Arbo

James and family, so sorry for your loss. We feel so very honoured to have met Jean. She truly loved her family.

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