Jean Marlene Finley

February 6, 1937 - January 5, 2022
January 7, 2022 9 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Marlene Finley (Grimson) announces her passing on 5 January 2022 at the age of 84 years. She was the youngest daughter of eight, born to the late Grimur and Christine Grimson in Red Deer.

Jean will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years Bud; children Lori Finley (J.C.), Kandy Lovse (Tony) and Kym Schreiner (Kurt); grandchildren Kristin (Raad), Fraser (Chelsea), Rogan, Tyana, Katja, and Marleina; great grandchildren Ava and Alyssa; and numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers (Earl, Sam, Laurie) and her sisters (Alberta, Dorothy, Lily, Vona).

Jean was known by all as a thoughtful, gentle lady with a deep faith in God. She was proud of her Icelandic heritage and visiting there was a highlight of her many travels. Jean was a wonderful dancer, pianist, and curler but was a ruthless card player. Through her long service as a registered nurse in Ontario (Burlington, Welland and Sarnia) and at the Misericordia Hospital, Jean gave comfort to many.

A celebration of Jean’s life will be held Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at Westlawn, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton

If desired, memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories

  1. Mr. Finley, Lori, Kandi and Kim I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a good mom. The memories I have of her were from when we were all young girls. I remember being at #238 and she would make sandwiches. I think they were peanut butter and honey. I remember her wearing flip flops. I hadn’t seen flip flops before. Now I’m the one wearing flip flops. I remember your Christmas tree and those beautiful bubble lights. I remember that swing chair in the living room. It was so very cool, She made your house a home. These are just a few of my memories (from 50 years ago) but the one I will cherish the most is your mom always made me feel at home. Being an only child, life at my house was very different. It was special to feel as though I was part of a big family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mrs. Finley.❤️

  2. My heart is broken at the loss of my special Aunt
    Loads of Love (as Auntie Jean would say) to Uncle Bud, Lori, Kandy and Kym

  3. Heartfelt thoughts are with Bud, Lori, Kym and Kandy who have lost such a wonderful wife and mother.
    Will miss my friend Jean and all of our special coffee dates. Her favourite drink was vanilla latte!
    Will miss our chats and her laughter. She was so proud of and loved her “ girls” so much.
    Forever in our hearts♥️

  4. We are so saddened by Auntie Jean’s passing. We are sending all our love and prayers to you all. We have some many fond memories of her and they will always make me laugh. With love- she will live on in our hearts and memories. Love- Monique, Grant, Katy and Eton

  5. To Bud and Family,
    I am very sorry about your loss. I especially feel for you Bud. I can imagine what you are going through. Please accept my condolences.

  6. To Uncle Bud, Lori, Kandy, Kym and family, please accept my sincerest sympathies. Auntie Jean was such an important part of my mom’s life and part of a beautiful family. I felt in touch with you through these calls. I am sharing in your sadness. Love Cindy

  7. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Like Cheryl, I recall back 50 years ago when we were preteens and then teens. I remember your Mom’s beautiful smile and how she was so supportive to my Mom after my Dad passed. My Mom, just today, told me how much she enjoyed the walks/hikes with Jean and she remembers when Kym and Kurt moved in next door to our family home. Lori, though Rhoda, I have heard you are doing well. Kandy, I remember going to track practice with you. I heard, from my Mom, you are happy in Vancouver with your ”honey”.

  8. At this sad time, we would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Bud and family. Jean was a thoughtful, kind, compassionate and caring person, committed to her profession. She was a joy to work with and her sense of humour often made workdays easier. After she retired, we enjoyed seeing her and Bud socially, on occasion. She will not be forgotten.
    Gaye Wiggins and Gene Kretzul

  9. Bud, Lori, Kandy, Kym & families.
    My deepest condolences on your loss of such a wonderful person. To me Jean was friendly, soft spoken, & kind hearted And I will remember her fondly.
    From all the stories Lori would share with me about her mother I know that there will be many happy memories for all of you to cherish.
    My thoughts & prayers are with all of you at the difficult time.
    Love Judy

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