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Jean Alice Driver

October 01, 1926 - October 10, 2021

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Obituary For Jean Alice Driver

It is with great sorrow and much love that we announce Jean Alice Driver, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away peacefully at her home, after a long fulfilling life on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the age of 95 years.

Jean was born on October 1, 1926, in Big Valley, AB. She was a teacher for 45 years, and was an active member of the Anglican Church. She loved her family, and was a good friend and mom to many more.

Jean knitted newborn toques for the QEII, tended her plants, and enjoyed watching the deer that frequently visited her yard.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Bazel Driver.

Jean will be sadly missed by her sons: Richard (Laura), Larry (Thérèse), Dennis (Lucille), Murray (Mary), and Norm (Josy); twenty-four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; as well as sister in-law Yvonne Godwin.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private invite-only Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00am, at the Christ Church Anglican (6610 Poplar Drive).

Cremation has taken place.

A link will be available 15 minutes prior to the service on Jean’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.

Memorial Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels (101 – 10127 121 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 7V3), or to a charity of one’s choice.

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  • 11/06/2021

    Goodbye dear Jean. You were truly one of a kind and an inspiration to many. Condolences to your family during this sad time. Enjoy paradise and and the full understanding of reality, and we'll see you again. Carmen Nicholson

  • 10/27/2021

    Richard, Larry, Dennis, Murray ,Norman and family. Carol and I are remembering the visit we had with Aunt Jean meeting everyone , she was wonderful , we will miss the phone calls on birthdays, anniversarys and when she just wanted to chat. Plse take care we will chat soon Robert & Carol Rayner

  • 10/25/2021

    To Murray & family ~ We really enjoyed getting to know your mother during our Meals on Wheels tour during the past 2 years. We always looked forward to having a wee chat with her every week! Jean always had an interesting anecdote to share with us! We were so looking forward to reconnecting with her next month, when we start up our 6 month round of Meals on Wheels again....so needless to say, were very taken aback upon learning of Jean's recent passing. We are very sorry for your loss! You've lost someone very special & it's going to take time to ease the sorrow you're feeling during this very difficult time. May your loving memories of all the special times you shared with Jean bring you comfort & peace. Please know that you are in our heartfelt thoughts as we share in your sadness..... Carman & Doug Scherlie

  • 10/25/2021

    To Richard and Laura and all of Jean's family - our sincerest sympathy in the passing of such a 'legend' - she was sweet, likeable and the best listener, she will be missed, Marge & Laurence Shannon, Airdrie, AB.

  • 10/22/2021

    Aunt Jean. So sorry to hear you have gone to see Uncle Bazil. Because we live far apart we did not get to spend much time together but loved every minute that we had when you came to visit Grandma Bird. RIP. Love Bonnie Jean.

  • 10/22/2021

    To Driver family; My sincerest sympathy in the loss of your mom. On her last visit to Thessalon, I was so pleased to have Aunt Jean over for dinner and to have an evening of catching up on family . Again, my condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Shirley ( Lawrence ) Brule

  • 10/22/2021

    Jean's family: A visit with Jean was pure gift! She lived gratitude. I loved her stories. My favourite was the response of her mother after a hail storm destroyed their crop. "We've got ice. Bring out the ice cream maker." And I was so very proud of her when she headed off to Australia, all by herself, at around 80 years of age. It was her dream and she was going to DO it! Yes! A grateful friend, Janice Orr

  • 10/18/2021

    Richard, Larry, Dennis, Murray ,Norman and family. Auntie Jean will be missed, I was so glad that I got to see her and visit some when she was at my birthday party, so glad she was able to come. No matter how old we are it is never easy to loose a parent, she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.🙏💕 Darlene Coates and family

  • 10/18/2021

    Jean and Bazel were wonderful neighbours. They often invited Derek and I in for coffee and a visit when we lived in the crescent. Jean loved to show us her flowers and backyard. Sending our condolences, Joyce & Derek Lawrance

  • 10/18/2021

    Mrs. Driver was my grade 2 teacher and I remember her fondly. She roomed and boarded with my folks, Stan & Bernadette Mitchell, in Spirit River and I believe that they stood up for her and Bazel when they were married. I remember visiting them near Hines Creek many years ago. My wife, Joyce, and I reunited with Jean again through Alberta Council on Ageing where Jean was an active member. Most recently we have delivered Meals on Wheels to Jean and she remembers! I will miss going into the cul de sac on 111 Ave. Joyce remembers her coming to the CWL Christmas Bazaar with a cast on her arm as she had fallen off her ladder while cleaning her eavestrough! She was a very loving and lovely person.

  • 10/15/2021

    To Richard, Larry, Dennis, Murray & Norman & families: I cannot put into words what Jean meant to me throughout my life. She was my godmother & grade 3 teacher. Truly she was like a second mother to me. I know that she loved her family beyond words & was incredibly proud of all of you. May the beautiful memories that you have help comfort you. She will be missed. Love, Sharleen Jager

  • 10/15/2021

    To Richard & Laura, and all her family,,,, Am sorry to see that Jean is no longer with us. She was a lovely person, and I'm honored to have known her. My sympathy to all of you. Janet Jones, Nelson, BC.

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