October 6, 1948 – May 17, 2020
Jean Little passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Care Centre on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 71 years.
Jean was born and lived her entire life in Calgary, attending Balmoral Elementary and Junior High School and then Queen Elizabeth Senior High School. After high school, Jean worked in several nursing homes and then the Foothills Hospital in the central supplies department. She enjoyed her work and made many lasting friends at the hospital. Jean was very fortunate in that she retained good friends throughout her life, who cared very much for her and demonstrated their care in many wonderful and practical ways right up to her death. Jean was an avid sports fan, devoted to the Calgary Stampeders, Calgary Flames, and Toronto Blue Jays. Some highlights for her were trips to Grey Cup games with friends and with her dear Auntie Enid. Jean also enjoyed her cats very much and had several treasured cat companions during her adult life.
Jean is survived by her sister Ann Lidgren and her husband Rob; niece Katherine Hurtig and her husband Jonas; nephew, Daniel Lidgren and his wife Sydony and children Sonja and Erik; Aunt Enid Carter in Delta, BC
Jean’s family want to extend a sincere thanks to the staff of the Brentwood Care Centre for their kindness and dedication in serving the residents during this unprecedented time.
Predeceased by her parents Andy and Vi Little.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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May 23, 2020
Jean was a wonderful friend and I will miss her. We were good friends since high school. I will miss our time we spent together.
She was always glad to see her friends and their pets when they were visiting. She will be missed by all of my family.
I would like to also send my condolences to her sister Ann and her family.
May 22, 2020
Just sitting here thinking of all the happy memories we had together, Grey cups, working at the stampede selling dream home tickets, and many years spent working together at foothills. Our special drives to lunch and all the laughs we have enjoyed. You were the best friend ever. Rest In Peace Jean. Your smiles and laughs we shared will be with me forever.
May 22, 2020
I could write a book about Jean’s kindness and the joy she gave me. And I’ve only known her since 2004 when I moved in just a few houses down the laneway from her. It was my cat, Dory, who introduced me to Jean. Unbeknownst to me, they would rendezvous every morning in Jean’s back garden. Jean loved Dory and Dory loved Jean as did I. Jean would always brighten my day. She was so positive, optimistic, gentle and kind. In 2009 we moved to the Westcoast and I am so happy we kept in touch. Since we had a distant relationship now, I really didn’t know much about Jean’s health as when we spoke on the phone she would talk about happy times with her family, friends, neighbours, birds, gardens, animals and how much she missed Dory. I really do think Dory missed her as well. Of course when COVID hit I called Jean to see how she was doing. Again Jean sounded positive and was making the most of the situation even with the lockdown and short staffing situation. So it was devastating when Ann called me today to tell me the news of Jean’s passing. I was shocked and still am. What a huge loss for us all. We need more Jeans in this world. I will miss her. Rest in peace Jean.
May 22, 2020
I am Pattie Copithorne, Jean's cousin, and I would like to share a message to Jean, from the Calgary Stampeders. I asked our friend Art Froese a former Stampeder, and member of the Alumni to ask the organization to send a letter, and this is what they sent:
"To one of our biggest fans of over 60 years,
Jean, you will be dearly missed!
You will be in our thoughts and your loved ones in our prayers. As a loyal and devoted fan we will look forward to feeling your presence once we are back on the field and it will be your cheers from just a little higher up that will continue to give us that extra push to do what the STAMPS do best.
Thank you for your loyalty and may you rest in peace.
Sincerely, Rene Paredes #30 Kicker, on behalf of the Calgary Stampeder Football Club"
May 21, 2020
I first met Jean as my co-worker and Good Friend at Foothills Hospital in C.S.R- Central Supply Room in 1978. We spent a lot of time together out of work hours.
Unfortunately we feel out of touch for awhile after I got married to my husband Bill.
I'm Very Happy to say that we were able to have time together again and had many a phone conversation since.
I will miss that time very much. We want to extend condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Good-bye my Friend!
Myrna & Bill Hubbard
May 21, 2020
Jean was a wonderful lady and great friend to my grandma. I will always cherish the fun memories at Calaway Park with Jean and Kathy as well as time spent visiting in her home. I want to extend condolences to the family during this difficult time. Jean will be missed ❤️
May 20, 2020
On behalf of my mother, Helen, a fellow resident of the Morrison Unit at Brentwood Card Centre, I share my deepest condolences in the loss of this extraordinary woman. Jean was my lifeline at Brentwood, keeping me posted on how my mom was doing during this time of isolation and confusion and showing great care and compassion for her fellow residents, most of whom have dementia. I marvelled at her incredible patience and ability to make the best of her situation, living among people who are many years older than she and not always able to remember from one hour to the next! She is a true hero and I will never forget her! Bless you, Jean, you made a huge difference in this world!
May 19, 2020
I am sad to hear of Jean's passing. I enjoyed visiting with her at the Brentwood Care Center with my P.A.L.S. dog Buckley. She was very happy to visit with the dogs and give them attention, she always said it made her day. Mary
May 19, 2020
Jean was my best friend my entire life. We became friends first through our fathers who were Police Officers, then through our high school years. Jean was like a sister to me and I would have done anything to help her. I loved her spirit, her tenacity, her love of animals. She certainly loved my Miss Mallory. I want to make sure she is remembered not as a statistic but as an amazing woman who was smart and kind and loving. Jean I will miss you forever. I’m happy you are with your Mom and Dad now and are at peace and pain free. Love luv, Noreen