Jean McCreedy

December 25, 1942 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 79)


Edith “Jean” McCreedy passed away at Capital One Hospice in Edmonton, Alberta on March 10, 2022. She was born December 25, 1942 at the Red Cross Hospital in Endeavour to parents Margaret (nee Milburn) and Rudolph Krenbrenk. She was the best Christmas gift to her big sister Rose. The family grew with the birth of their brother Ralph and a few years later another sister Kathy. She attended Veterans School for Grades 1 to 8. Then graduating from Sturgis Composite High School. There were no buses from the farm so she stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Milburn in Endeavour during the week for her grades 9 and 10. Following high school she attended Normal School in Regina and obtained her one year Teachers Certificate. Her first job was at Silver Springs School in Okla, Sask. She lived in a teacherage on the school site and had water and wood delivered by Mr. Wright the school Chairperson. Teaching led her from Ituna to Regina and then on to Winnipeg. Next, she moved on to Edmonton, where she returned to University to get her Teaching Degree. She taught school for approximately 40 years. She never was idle, from gardening to canning and preserving and huge flower gardens. She was introduced to candy making from her Father in Law Bill, who was a processional candy maker, and she set up a candy making shop in her basement.  Hours were spent dipping chocolates, making jellies and marshmallow Easter eggs. She also loved making cards, never sending out Christmas cards, because of being too busy making Christmas candy, she sent out New Year’s Cards. She had been busy making cards for this past January but they never were completed. Nothing was too hard to attempt, from installation of parquet flooring throughout her house, building a sunroom, if there was a need or a job to do she found a way. Another passion was helping at the church, she helped making apple pies for a fundraiser and planted the flower beds, with flowers from her own greenhouse of course. She had a group of friends that began attending Wards Auctions. They would come home with boxes of crystal and china and sit with cups of tea, dividing up the auction finds. She was an inspiration to all of her family and she will be terribly missed.

Jean is predeceased by her parents Rudolph and Margaret Krenbrenk, brother-in-law’s Russell MacDonald and Barry Ambrose.

She will be lovingly remembered by her Sister Rose, nephew Gordon (Sherry), Kristen and Colin; niece Grace (Barry), Meghanne (Logan), Jianna, Brynn and Ian;  Brother Ralph, nephews Clinton, Curtis and Calvin (Susan); Sister Kathy, nieces  Jackie (Deren), Spencer and Caitlyn , niece Christine (Bryon) Theodore; and many numerous cousins and many friends.

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March 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Preeceville Funeral Home
2nd Ave. N. E.
Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0

Funeral Service
March 18, 2022

2:00 PM
Preeceville Funeral Home
2nd Ave. N. E.
Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0

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