It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Heck of Edmonton, AB, announce her passing on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Jean will lovingly be remembered by her four children, Judi (Russell), Ken, Debora (Gary) and Donna (John); nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brothers, John (Mary-Lynn) and Bill (Helen); and sister, Nancy. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Afan and Eva.
Jean came to Canada in 1936 with her mother, Eva, from Ukraine. She grew up in Onoway, AB, and after moving to Edmonton she met the love of her life, John Jacob Heck. They married on September 9, 1950 and after 66 years of marriage, John passed away September 16, 2016; a heartbreaking day for Jean.
Everyone knew of her passion for flowers. Her yard was a joy to see to any passerby. She inspired all her children and grandchildren to bake, garden, and enjoy life to the fullest.
Thank you to the staff at Rosedale, Griesbach; your excellent care and support made mom feel special and loved.
A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Friday, August 4, at 11 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean Heck can be made to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, 10230 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5G 0B7.