Thelma “Jean” Black (nee Thomson)

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Thelma “Jean” Black of Drayton Valley, Alberta on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre. Mom passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jean will be forever loved and cherished by her husband of 32 years, Ken Black; children, Allen (Sue), Kenna (Andy), Sharlene, Monte (Angela), Laurie (Joe) and Kathy (Serge). She also leaves to mourn her stepchildren, Tom (Dar), Ken Jr. (Denise), Sean, Debra (Mal), and Karen (John).
Jean (Granny) leaves behind many broken hearted grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also a very special aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews. Jean is survived by her adoring brothers, William (Connie), Ken (Ali), Robert “Bim” (Sheila) and her life-long best friend, Shirley Kelley. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Thelma and Ken; brother, Hugh; sister, Helen; brother in law, Edgar and son in law Robert.

Jean will always be remembered for being a wonderful cook, a colourful story teller and a talented quilter. She loved to feed people and loved to share a recipe, her freezer jam and cinnamon buns are legendary.

In keeping with mom’s wishes a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
For the wonderful and compassionate care provided to mom, her family would like to thank all of the staff at the Drayton Valley Hospital, especially Dr. Froud and chemotherapy Nurse Tanya Hines.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation, Continuing Care, 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1N8, or by visiting www.dvhealthfound.ca.

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Hazel Wirstiuk

My deepest sympathy to Jean’s family. I have only known Jean a couple of years through weight watchers but we became friends and always kept in touch. She was always pleasant to be around and we had lots of laughs. She will be sadly missed.

Ross and Lana Bohnet

So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. I have many great memories of her while growing up with Laurie. She was a great cook, and always tried to keep an eye on the kids, whatever type of mischief they were getting into. Thinking of you with sincere sympathy.

Susan and Charlie Thompson

Our thoughts are with you all Jean was a dear friend of Mom and dads for years . I have many memories of her over the years. She terrified me when I tried to sneak into the zoo under age . She will be remember very fondly by our family. Hugs

Dan & Carol Pankiewich

Our deepest condolences are with all of Jean’s family! We have many fond memories of Jean and will treasure them all! Love and hugs to you all!❤️

Christine Vickers

Sending our love and condolences to the many family and friends of Jean. May loving memories of her bring you peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time. <3

Sharon Lacoste

I only had the pleasure of meeting Jean a few times. But she always had a smile on her face. She was obviously gifted in many things, but her love of cooking and feeding people was definitely passed down to her daughter Kathy. I know there will be a huge void in all your lives, but praying the love she had for you all, will be carried on as you cherish the memories you all shared. Rest in peace Jean.

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