Anita Jeanine Colley Peever

January 9, 2021 23 Condolences Print Obituary

With sad hearts the family of Anita Jeanine Colley Peever, 68, share her unexpected passing on January 6th, 2021 in Edmonton, AB.

Born in Dawson Creek, BC on January 5th, 1953 to Robert Keith Peever and Georgiana Genevieve Ball.

She attended Victoria High School and continued studies later in life, including training as a seniors home care aid and a florist. While helping many families and finding solutions for hunger in Canada, she was most well known as a board member for the Food Banks Canada Board of Director’s and managing the Food Bank in Fort McMurray, AB for many years. There she earned high recognition and was awarded for being one of the board members that began the Fort McMurray Food Drive in 1993 and saving the Fort McMurray Food Bank from possible closure. The major success of those Food Bank Drives continue to this day and is currently known as the Syncrude Food Drive. As a young women she enjoyed the outdoors and horse back riding.

One of her first jobs, she worked for a big game guide and outfitter as a cook. She had a natural talent in the kitchen with cooking as well as baking. Often not needing the use for measuring tools. She had a green thumb and enjoyed taking her time to tend her own fresh gardens, as well as supporting local farmers.

She will be remembered for making everyone feel her love and smile through food, as this was one of her favourite things.

She is survived by her partner Roy, children Russell (Des), Bruce, Leneah (Jeff), Cara, Chèré (Rob), Cole, Carrissa, brothers Rocky (Kim), Rory (Melissa), sisters Juanita (Brent), Rhonda, grandchildren Ben, Emily, Jake, McKenna, Hunter, Lauren, Brynn, Hayden, Rylee, Kyptin, Jacob, Beckham, Bodhi and Hartley, fostered child Janice.

She was predeceased by her life partner Wayne, son Roth and many dear family and friends.

  1. My condolences to the whole family. I have very fond memories of Jeanine and all of you helping out with those Food Drive. Let her rest in comfort for we know how many lives she has touched with all the years working at the Food Bank

    • Saddened for you all.
      As time passes, memories will sustain you and she will always be a part of you.

  2. Rest in the light Jeanine, your personality was larger than life, I had you for a sister inlaw for awhile, then we were co workers and board members of the Fort McMurray food bank, made some memories and milestones.
    My condolences and comfort to your children and grandchildren
    And I’m sure you are with your son Roth, holding him in your arms

    • You sure will be missed sis love you RIP

  3. Rest in peace ma belle!! Will cherish and remember you forever!!! Xxoo

    • I’m still in shock I dont want to believe you are gone a heart of gold and a kind gental soul it hurts to know we will never get our visit but you will never be forgotten love and miss you rest in peace ❤ our beautiful angel

  4. Sending our families condolences 💐 to Family n friends <3 RIP Jeanine 💐

  5. My sincere condolences to all the Colley families. Jeanine

    • My condolences to all the Colley family Jeanine and Wayne were good friends for so many years , Rest In Peace Jeanine

  6. My heart goes out to all of you. Keep her in your hearts.

  7. Heartfelt condolences to Jeanine’s family and friends. You will be truly missed by all who knew and loved you❤️

  8. I knew Aunty very well. It saddens me to know she has passed. When she was at Granny Opal’s we would cook and bake together in Dease Lake. Another fond memory I have of her was me trying to find her and Uncle Roy’s place in Edmonton. I went down for hockey school with my daughter and nephew. She cooked us a beautiful dinner and we watched a new tv episode together and reminisce and listen to her stories. The funniest one I have too is when my dad went to Edmonton and went MIA with uncle Henry (lol) I got ahold of her, she’s laughing telling me their adventures and don’t worry dear I found them. My condolences to her family

  9. Condolences to the family and friends of this fun loving woman I had the pleasure to call my friend . We spent time together when they stayed in Smithers for a spell.

  10. What a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful woman
    My heart breaks

  11. There are just so many wonderful memories I have of Jeannine. Gardening was one of true joys and going to the gardens another. I’ll never forget how many buckets she had us pick for strawberry jam and how good and big those strawberries were! In the summer she would show me what she had planted and of course it was immaculate. This year she was excited to tell me about Christmas tree farms and that next year she would show me how to get the best one, because of course she always did have the best one! She welcomed everyone and was always a fierce protector of her family. Her baking and cooking was a labour of love. And anyone who wanted to learn was toldjust how to do it! She made it sound so easy! Her true joy was her grandkids. She loved teaching them how to bake and telling them stories. I can hear her voice still. I know Kyptin was her little partner in crime over the past few years. She was such a great Grandma. Watching her with him, was a true pleasure. Her patience and attention to him was immeasurable. She was a treasure and will be missed immensely. The news that she has left us earth side, is still quite shocking. I know she was greeted by some of the best angels who passed before her and I’m sure as day that she will never be truly gone as her personality and spirit were far to big. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you in these passing days and I’m sending light and love toward her journey home. ❤️

  12. Dearest family
    My most sincere condolences. She meant so much to so many. She will always be remembered and loved with happy memories. I have known her my entire life and tho we have gone years in between visits, our love and conversations were always picked up without missing a beat. I am very sad to lose aunty she was a good friend

  13. My dear friend I will surely miss doing salmon with you in Telegraph BC. Condolences to the family.

  14. Sorry to hear about your sister Juanita. Condolences to the whole family. hugs

  15. So sorry for this huge loss Chere! Sending you and your family healing prayers and blessings. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
    Much love. Big 🤗 hugs.
    Katherine and Bevan

  16. A beautiful lady
    Taken too quickly

  17. Dear Cara & Family:
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. May she RIP

    • Just learned of Jeanine passing. My Mom was her Godmother and good friend. Condolences to the family
      Karen (Wriglesworth) Mackenziecns4

  18. I’m so sorry to hear this! It’s a great shock! My heart goes out to all the family.

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