December 4, 1927 ~ September 11, 2017
Jean Noreen Gilchrist (nee Leslie) passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice at the age of 89 years. Jean will be forever remembered by her children, Ted (Marjorie) Gilchrist and Judy Wallace; grandchildren, Trevor (Nicole) and Shawn (Amy) Nicholson, Jamie (James) Bengert, Loris Gilchrist (Craig Charlton), Ryan (Stacey) Gilchrist, David (Donna) and Dean (Karin) Wallace, Rick Wagenaar; great-grandchildren, Talia Rose and Charlie Nicholson, Meara Jean and Finley Nicholson, Wyatt Bengert, Ashlyn Gilchrist-Charlton, Carter, Hudson and Lennon Gilchrist, Russell Wallace, Michelle, Jordan and Brett Wallace, Raymond, and Marty, Gerad and Kyle Wagenaar. Also left to cherish her memory are her extended family, Dona Leslie, Winnie Leslie-Hanson, Isobel Gordon, Darlene Halladay, Keith Scott, Beverley O’Riordan, Bob Gilchrist as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Jack; daughter, Linda Nicholson; son, Jim Gilchrist; son-in-law, Glen Wallace; granddaughter, Karen Wagenaar; sisters, Jessie Foster, Helen Reesor and Midge Halladay; brothers, Bob, Jim and Dave Leslie; brothers-in-law, Ross Foster, Keith Reesor, Hugh Halladay, Bud Hanson, Barry Gilchrist, Jim O’Riordan; sisters-in-law, Bernice Leslie, Mary Ellen Gilchrist and Dorothy Gilchrist. The family would like to thank Helen and staff at Haven Care Centre and St. Joseph’s Home for their love and care they provided to Jean while in their care.
“This life for me is truly past. I have loved you all to the very last.
Weep not for me, but courage take. Now love one another for my sake.”
A Celebration of Jean’s life will be held at Whiskey Creek, 937 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Please use south entrance). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean’s name may be made directly to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8E8 or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre c/o of the MH & District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 4H6. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is