Obituary – Holt, Jean Milne (nee Parker)

Born: January 07, 1916
Passed: March 31, 2012
Born in Theodore, Saskatchewan on Jan. 7, 1916, Jean was the eldest daughter of Victor Wilbert Parker and Jean Milne Beattie.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Edward Holt in 1955 and her brothers Victor, Francis, Robert, and Hugh; by her sisters Allie, Grace, and Isobel and by her son Harry and daughter Fay. She is survived by her sister Patsy Martin of Armstrong, B.C. and her sons Edward of Salty Pines, Nova Scotia and Dan of Athabasca, Alberta and by eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
The Parker family moved from Saskatchewan to the Judah area of the Peace Country to homestead in 1930. It was here that she met her beloved Edward and they were married in 1933. Jean embarked on a life as a farm wife and mother to her four children.
Shortly after Edward passed away in 1955, Jean sold the family farm and moved into the town of Peace River.
There she embarked on her second career as newspaper reporter for the Peace River Record Gazette and later with the Medicine Hat News culminating with a long stint with a major daily newspaper out of Newport News, Virginia.
She retired back to Canada and lived in Slave Lake Alberta becoming an active member of the community and a prominent advocate for the betterment of life for seniors. Somewhat later she moved to Edmonton where she continued her activity on behalf of seniors.
Jean loved to travel and travelled extensively to parts of Europe, to Australia and New Zealand, and throughout the United States and Canada. She always wrote entertaining stories about her travels which she shared with her family. Jean lived a long, active, happy life and thoroughly enjoyed life.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held on April 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037-84 Avenue, Edmonton. The family regards this as a happy occasion and welcomes the wearing of bright spring clothing.

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