Jean Bryan passed away on March 23, 2018 at the Consort Hospital at the age of 99.
Jean Alice Gilmer was born October 16, 1918 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the oldest of 8 children born to Sam and Pearl Gilmer. She grew up on the Gilmer homestead in the Neutral Valley and attended school at the Silver Beach School. After leaving school, she kept house for Jerry and Mabel McCarthy and George and Roseltha Bryan. On October 22, 1940 Jean married Herbert Victor Bryan. To this union were born Betty Louise, Patricia Marlene, Janice Colleen, Margaret Elaine and Leslie Herbert. Herb and Jean farmed the Bryan homestead south of the Neutral Hills until 1959 when they moved into Consort. After moving into town, Jean worked at the Consort Electric, Alberta Registries, as a census taker and took in boarders. After Herb’s death in 1980, Jean continued to live on her own until she moved to the Consort Lodge in 2002 and, finally, to long-term care at the Consort Hospital in February 2011.
Jean is survived by daughters Betty Healy, Marlene (Bob) Arp, Janice (Darwin) Liknes, Margaret Kelts and son Les Bryan, 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, brother-in-law Roy Anderson, sister-in-law Evelyn Gilmer and numerous other relatives and close friends.
Jean was predeceased by her parents Sam and Pearl Gilmer, husband Herb Bryan, grandson Calvin Healy, son-in-law Mel Healy, son-in-law Bill Kelts, sister Fay Doherty and her husband Wilf, sister Betty Anderson, sister Marie Collier and her husband Phil, brother Bill Gilmer, brother Bud Gilmer and his wife Ellen, brother Bob Gilmer and brother Ed Gilmer and his wife Gloria, great great granddaughter Myah Anholt, nephew Ted Doherty, mother-in-law Roseltha Bryan, father-in-law George Bryan, sister-in-law Ruby Hladik and her husband Ed, sister-in-law Pearl Hainer and her husband Fred, brother-in-law Russ Bryan, brother-in-law Orme Bryan and his wife Gertrude and brother-in-law Charlie Bryan and his wife Bertha.
Memorial donations may be made to Lake Road Cemetery or Consort Hospital Auxiliary
Jean Alice (Gilmer) Bryan
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Consort Knox United Church
Consort, AB T0C 1B0
Refreshments and music will follow the service at the Sportex Hall.
Heather Caseley has been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements; Coronation Funeral Home P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta TOC 1CO; 403.578.2928 Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca