Jean Chrisdella Leaver was born on February 12,1914 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan and peacefully passed away at 7:10 am February 11, 2015. In 1933, Jean came to Alberta with her parents to the Sunnyslope area who later settled in Three Hills. Jean attended Prairie Bible Institute and had several jobs in Three Hills. Charlie became a frequent visitor at the Witwer house, as it was known, with keen interest in the oldest daughter, Jean. He and mom were married June 9, 1937. She leaves to cherish her memory Carrol (Jake) Zondag, Glen Crawford, Sharon (Frank) Wice, Beryl Schofield (Marcel) and Dan (Kathy) Crawford, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who loved her so dearly as well as, sister Ione (Horton) Boyce and a sister-in-law Helen Leaver, nieces and nephews. To us, her family, mother’s life has been a lighthouse. She was solid as a rock with her values planted on a good, solid foundation which radiated kind, loving feelings to everyone, hence people gravitated to her. Her sense of humor touched the hearts of those around her. Mother, so selfless, gave and loved unconditionally. Generous beyond measure, if you asked for one you received two. Mother never forgot her Norwegian roots. Mother and Verna’s famous smorgasbords that started with them saying the Norwegian blessing followed with lutefisk, krumkaka, pouet, and more dishes too hard to pronounce or even recognize being right out of the old country. Mother and Verlyn used to smack their lips through the bags of that chewy tasteless lefse. To the end of her days in Linden Nursing Home, she continued to care not only about each and every one of her family, but also for others in the nursing home. She longed to be with Jesus, her precious Lord and Saviour and with those who had gone before, especially her devoted husband, Charles, who had predeceased her in 1994. Sweet mother rest in peace. Heaven’s gain is our tremendous loss. It was Jean’s express wish that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to Safehaven Community Project, for the Permanent Residents Day program. Safehaven provides care for multi-handicapped persons. Granddaughter, Maria Wice is a recipient of their kind care at Aurora House in Ontario. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm from the Bethel Fellowship Church, east of Three Hills on Hwy. 583 and south at the sign. Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd. entrusted with arrangements 403-443-5111.