WILEMAN, Jeltje "Jay"
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May 27, 1920 - November 11, 2012
Jay passed away at the Beverly Midnapore Care Center on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Jay followed the love of her life, Randolph, to Canada as a Dutch war bride in 1946. They resided in Calgary and Red Deer where they raised their family. Jay worked for the City of Red Deer as a Social Worker. Her proudest accomplishments in this capacity included facilitating the creation of Red Deer's Golden Circle Seniors Center and her tenure as a member of Alberta Seniors Council on Aging. Jay enjoyed the arts, sailing and was a great swimmer. She is survived by her daughter, Cora (Tom) Collins; her four grandchildren Tarah, Brandi (Brian), Brianne (Chris) and Jesse. She is also survived by her sister Ada Biljardt, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family, including Alice (Rigby) Easton. She was predeceased by her husband Randolph and her beloved daughter Aenid. A private celebration of her life will be held for immediate family. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jeltje Wileman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012