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Jean (Margaret) Schwan

December 24, 1942 ~ November 30, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Town of Battleford Cemetery.  

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Schwan (Edwards) announce her passing on November 30, 2020, at the age of 77. Jean battled Alzheimer’s since her late 60’s and her family is comforted knowing she’ll be reunited with predeceased husband Robert (2004). Jean is also predeceased by her parents, John (“Noel”) and Margaret (“Peggy”).

Jean is survived by her daughter Shannon Ross (Allen) of Bonnyville, Alberta and son Richard Schwan (Sharon) of Regina, as well as her three grandsons, Collin, Brendan (and fiancé Regan), and Conor.  She is also survived by her three sisters Shirley Smith, Kathy O’Hanlon, Nancy (Dennis) Milhousen and two brothers, John (Kathy) Edwards and Michael (Sharon) Edwards, as well as three nephews, two nieces and their families. On Robert’s side of the family, Jean is survived by two sister-in-laws, Marianne Benning and Joan (Floyd) Andersen, as well as several nieces, nephews and their families.

Jean grew up in Battleford where she was the eldest of 5 siblings and where she met Robert. They married in 1964 and raised their two children, Shannon and Richard, in North Battleford. Jean worked as a legal secretary in North Battleford for 40 years where she was known to be hard-working, dependable and yet, had a great sense of humour. Jean always loved to have fun and her mantra was “love and laughter”. She and Robert loved to dance, curl and travel, as well as creating so many memories at their cottage at Murray Lake.

Because of her kind, caring and fun-loving character, her friends and family created this “top ten” list of traits to describe Jean: (1) Fun; (2) Generous and giving – volunteering for numerous organizations; (3) Vivacious; (4) Devoted to family and friends; (5) Dependable work colleague; (6) Competent – except, as self-proclaimed, with anything electronic or digital; (7) Crafty – yes, in both sense of the word!; (8) Friendly; (9) Good curler, great dancer and extremely fast walker; and (10) Excellent hostess.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Harwood Manor in North Battleford who cared for Jean over the last number of years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlzheimersSaskatchewan/DonateNow.html  301-2550-12th Avenue,  Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 3X1. Arrangements are entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

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Services

Graveside Service
Saturday
October 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Town of Battleford Cemetery, Battleford, SK

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