Jeanne Laura Forest

14 October , 19294 July , 2018

Jeanne L. Forest (Nee Garon) passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on July 4th, 2018, at the age of 88. She was loved dearly and her memory will be greatly treasured by her children: Trevor (partner Nadine), Cheryl Angove (Bill), Robert (Becky), and Joe (Deb), as well as her grandchildren: Troy, Brad Angove (fiancée Sara), Steven Angove, Craig, Scott (Crystal), Kallun (Brianne), and Savanna Leddy (Brent), and great grandchildren: Brayden, Olivia, Parker, Kaius, and Harlow. She also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and special people like Theresa and her neighbour Lorraine.

Jeanne was predeceased by her husband Arnold, mother Alice, father Cyprien, brothers Louis, Paul, & Hector, and many in-laws.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Aspen House Senior’s Residence in Morinville, AB, for their kindness, compassion and excellent care during Jeanne’s time with them.

To quote our loving mother Jeanne: “Be good, go to church & have music in your life & you won’t have time to get in trouble!”

Please join us for prayers in her memory on Thursday, July 12th, at 7:00 pm at Hainstock’s Funeral Home, 9810-34 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

A mass in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 14th, at 1:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Parish, 10661-82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, with interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, 5346 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeanne’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Alberta.

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  • Troy Forest, Active Pallbearer
  • Kallun Forest, Active Pallbearer
  • Craig Forest, Active Pallbearer
  • Scott Forest, Active Pallbearer
  • Brad Angove, Active Pallbearer
  • Steven Angove, Active Pallbearer
  • Savanna Leddy, Cross Bearer


  • Prayer Service Thursday, 12 July , 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, 14 July , 2018
  • Burial Saturday, 14 July , 2018

Jeanne Laura Forest

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Joe Forest

18 July 2018

For You Mom.....

A Distant Song -

When evening skies turn from blue to red and open flowers bow their heads, the heavens stars begin to shine, and northern lights form their coloured line. The moon comes up and lights the way, a distant trumpet begins to play. Soothing notes are held out long, eighty-eight keys to be touched with song. Snare drums simmer with a beat that’s right, the band is ready, a welcome sight. Musics heard as Sachmo sings, the chorus cloaked in golden wings.

You’ve slipped away to a better place, to be rewarded for your faith. Gods great gates will open wide and wait for you to step inside. Family passed, open up their arms, to take you from your earthly harm. Old friends gather in the light, and help you with your new found flight. Feeling warmth and loves embrace while walking through the peaceful place.

A piano sits and waits for you, to strike some chords while you play with Lou. Each time we here those soothing Blues we’ll always stop and think of you.

Love you mom.


A poem for mom by Joe Forest

Brian Garon

11 July 2018

My earliest clear memories of Aunt Jeanne are from when you guys lived in Peace River. From that visit to this sad day my most vivid impression of her is that of a happy optimist. Every occassion I ever had to be in Aunt Jeanne’s company was a happy one filled with laughter. No exceptions that I can remember. The world is a little bit poorer place now.

A donation to the Parkinson’s Society of Alberta was made in Aunt Jeanne’s name though it seems a sadly inadequate tribute to one of the lovliest people I ever knew.

Penny Kadach

11 July 2018

Jeanne was one of the most amazing women I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. She had such an infectious happy personality and was so welcoming to me from the very first time I met her so I’m thankful that I’ll always be able to think of her with a smile on my face and with a heart full of happy memories of her.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.