Marie Jeffrey, June 26, 1936 – July 6, 2022
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our cherished wife, mother, gramma and the greatest of great-grammas. She will be deeply missed by her love, Allan (Jeffy/Father), her children David (Mira, deceased earlier this year), Donna (Wade), Irene (David), Harold (Kris), Helen (Doug) and Karen (Dave). Missing her hugs and treats will be her grandchildren Nicole (Craig), Lyle, Katie (Matt), Jason, Michelle (Rommel), Shawn (Heather), Ryan, Michael (Kelly), Shane, Jamie (Colene), Kirk (Laura), Kyle, Stena (Rylan), Cosmin (Nicole), Jordan (Sheila), Janelle, Brandon and her great-grandchildren Colby, Noah, Alyssa, Logan, Addison, Luke, Carson, Catie, Evan, Lily, Naomi, Everett, Bennett, Johnny, Eligh, Max, Kayla Marie and Summer; her sister Jenny.
Born June 26th, 1936 in Edmonton, she overcame childhood illnesses (polio and mobility issues) that demonstrated her feisty spirit at a young age. Meeting the love of her life, Allan, in Victoria with a Halloween wedding in 1953, they went on to grow their young family with love, challenge and adventure.
Marie enjoyed camping with six small kids, and sometimes bears, road trips visiting family across the prairies, and exciting trips cruising to places like Australia, Hawaii, Greece, and Italy, where she was able to visit the Vatican. She loved and always looked forward to her trips across the border with Al to try her hand at the casino, and never met a bingo hall she didn’t like.
Her strong Catholic faith was something she was very proud of, and always took an opportunity to show off one of her many grandkids to the parish. Learning to read at the young age of 55, she showed her grit and determination to be able to read books to her grandkids.
Marie was a true joy, full of mischief, love, candy, and hugs for anyone who knew her. She truly loved her family above all else, and if you were fortunate to be part of a Jeffrey gathering you knew there was truly something special about what Marie and Al created and they never had a shortage of people coming by the family home for a visit. With iced tea, cold beer, and fresh bread at the ready, their house was full of laughter, tears, and love.
While we know she has been welcomed with open arms by her Lord, family, and friends in heaven, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank the staff at Veteran’s Memorial Lodge for their care of Marie, and Father Sean for her final blessing. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Broadmead Care Society, or a charity of your choice.