To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord… and so it is with our dear Mom.
Jean Anne Swihart died May 21, in her 90th year. She is the beloved Mother of Ric and Sharon, Sandie and David: the cherished Grandma and Great Grandma of Kristin and Jason with Ryley, Braxton, Camryn and Maleigh; Heidi and Shawn with Brinley, Luke and Nate: Lissa and Dave: Bryn and Kalyn: Craig and Shelley with Adelade and Xander: and Michael.
Jean was born on the family farm near Senate, Saskatchewan to Bill and Nellie Sanderson. She was blessed with six siblings and a wholesome rural upbringing.
She married the handsome Ted Swihart in 1944. They made their home in Fort Macleod, raising two kids, Ric and Sandra-Lee. Ted predeceased Jean in 1996.
She is survived by her sisters Gail and Delta, brother Lee, and her large extended family, and many friends.
Jean will be remembered for her unfailing faith, unmatchable hospitality, contagious sense of humor and fun, genuine interest in people, great love of the prairies, and ability to see a celebration in an ordinary day!