(Lynda) Jean Niblett


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Niblett (Mattock) in Leduc, Alberta at the young age of 66 years. After a brief stay in the Leduc Community Hospital, she slipped away peacefully surrounded by her loving husband of 48 years, Pat, and her two children, daughter Ann (Gord from Prince George), and son Jon (Laura from Leduc).

Jean and Pat were married young and had their family early. They moved from Edmonton to Redwater and raised their kids in this little community. Jean worked hard as a devoted mother, then juggled a full-time job as a production accountant in the oil patch, and volunteer for many organizations. When they both retired in 2011, they moved to Leduc. Jean’s love of travel continued, and they filled their photo albums with many more memories from every corner of the world.

Jean always had the brightest smile and most joyous laugh in any room.  She made every outing into an adventure.  Her greatest loves were her three grandchildren and she made them feel so loved and spoiled with all the time spent devoted to their happiness.  Brynn, Griffin, and Jack will miss their special Grandma Jean.

She had a deep connection to her big family and circle of friends.  Jean was a supportive and helpful daughter to Helen & Ab Mattock, a loving and generous sibling to 8 sisters and 4 brothers (one predeceased) and their spouses, an awesome in-law to Pat’s side of the family, and ‘the favorite aunt’ to numerous nieces and nephews and beyond.  Her many friends loved her spirit and positive outlook, and she will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and ‘up for anything’ attitude.

She battled breast cancer in 2016 and she was grateful for more life to live.  In the last three years she did what she loved:  spending time with family, traveling on a few big trips, reading, and quilting.  The new diagnosis in November 2019 was devastating but she never complained and was optimistic until the end.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton as she was thankful for the care she received there.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 14th at the Best Western Denham Inn in Leduc.  There will be an open house in the Marquis Room between the hours of 1:00-4:00 pm with some light food and coffee/tea.  Everyone is welcome to come and share stories of Jean’s amazing spirit.

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Best Western Denham Inn

5207 - 50 Avenue
Leduc, AB

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Fred Moody

I was really saddened to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and contributed tremendously to the Town of Redwater. Jon and Anne you were fortunate to have a mother and father who took such an interest in your education. I always looked forward to her and your dad coming in for parent/teacher interviews. She was one of the happiest, most positive people I have ever met.

Dave Cofield

Pat and family; were sorry for your loss, glad all your family and friends are there to support you, talk to you when we get home, take care.
Dave and Cathy Cofield

Tim & Debbie From

Pat and family, so sorry to hear about Jean, please accept our sincere condolences. Jean’s infectious smile and laugh will be missed by all. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

Tom , Joanne ,TomJ and Kristi Walker

We are praying for all of you to have peace and strength at this very sad time . Jeans life was a blessing ,her memory will be treasured . We send our deepest sympathies .

Lana Wilkins

Dear Pat and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. Jean was fun and fun loving and such a wonderful, kind and compassionate woman. Whenever Jean entered a room, it was instantly brighter and we’re all going to miss that light! Please accept my condolences and I hope that your memories of her offer you some comfort. You’re all in my heart and in my thoughts. Love, Lana Wilkins

Tania and Larry Schesnuk

Pat and Family
There are no words to ease the loss of your dear Jean. Please accept our deepest condolences. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
❤️ Larry & Tania Schesnuk

Al & Deb Knupp

Pat & Family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Jean. She was an exceptional person and will truly be missed.

Joanne Link

Dearest Pat & family,
There are no words at times like this. You two were a welcome addition to our little community here in Shannara Court in Leduc. We will miss Jean’s ready smile, her laugh, her beautiful flowers and stylish decor plus all of the wonderful traits that made Jean the fabulous friend and neighbor that she was. Please accept our most sincere condolences and our prayers. Love from Joanne and Darcy.

Mike/Helen Matsuba

Mattocks/Niblett Families
Our condolences and prayers go out to you in this time of need..
I will always remember the Japanese bonspiels with Jean, Pat and Jim.
Especially Jean’s, PeeWee Pickering delivery..
Our deepest sympathies to you
Helen and Mike Matsuba


Pat and family – so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of yesterday provide comfort in all your tomorrows and help to heal the pain.
Norm and Sandi Johnston

Lesley & Lorne Wog

Our familys grew up together and the friendship in our neighborhood was very important but it was also great fun when we as a group took on community projects. The backyard fires and refreshments will always be remembered.
Pat Jon. and Ann words of Condolence can not express how we feel.

Dave and Sheila Kryger

Dear Pat and All of the Mattock family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of Jean. She was such a beautiful person and always had a smile for everyone.
Lots of love Dave and Sheila Kryger

Heather (Gordon) Beztilny

I will forever have the BEST memories of times spent in Pat and Jean’s house, a large part because of Jean’s ability to make you always feel welcome.
Pat, Ann, and Jon hugs to you and your families. Hoping good memories of a wonderful, joyous, amazing, caring, fun wife/mom help comfort you ♥️

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