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Stad, Jean

Jean Stad of Fort Macleod, beloved wife of Neil Stad, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.
Jean was born on Aug. 26, 1930 on Flat Island, Newfoundland to Jessie and Edward Gidge. By the age of 17 she had her teacher’s certificate and taught in Newfoundland, before meeting Neil her husband-to-be in Halifax. They married on Aug. 20, 1951 and the following 12 years they were blessed with four children. Jean lived from coast to coast across Canada, moving with Neil to Fort Macleod, in July 2006 to be with family.
Jean was predeceased by her parents and brother Lloyd.
Jean leaves behind her loving husband Neil; children Heather Gunn (Robert), Judi Zalinko (Roman), Bruce Stad (Deanna) and Ed Stad (Sarita); 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; as well as several family members and many friends.
In honour of Jean’s prior wishes a memorial will be held in Hillgrade, Newfoundland, where she will be laid to rest beside her mother and brother.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Fort Macleod Extendicare, P.O. Box 189, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 Fifth Ave., P.O. Box 755, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit

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