Jeanette Pidhirney, a loving wife, sister, proud mom, grandma and great-grandma, passed away peacefully August 17, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. She will be missed greatly by all her family and friends but will live on in our hearts forever.
Jeanette was born July 10,1942 in Drumheller, Alberta. She married Fredrick (Fred) Glenn Pidhirney October 28, 1961 in Edmonton and together they welcomed Shauna, Shelly, Sheri and Jordee into their family. Her life with her family was never dull; she moved across Canada for Fred’s work and experienced life in Nova Scotia, then returned to Alberta where Jeanette and her family made many more friends and enjoyed new experiences while moving around, from Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Wandering River, Fort McMurray, Athabasca, Calgary, Cochrane, St. Paul and finally Calgary again. She treated everyone she met with respect and kindness, leaving forever a trail of people that loved her and loved being in her company. She was best known for her quick wit, easy laughter and wonderful cooking.
Jeanette always kept busy. During her working life she became a hairdresser, realtor and property manager just to name a few things. And if she wasn’t working she was cooking, gardening, reading, playing cards, watching her favourite shows or enjoying her crossword. She especially enjoyed her music – she played the radio every morning. She sang along, tapped her toes and genuinely let the music touch her soul. Some of her most used expressions: “hey my kid, Smarten up, I love you Honey, so proud of you sweetie”, and “make sure you call me or text when you get home” will always remind us of her. Let’s not forget her razor-sharp brain, her sarcasm and her ability to whip you into shape – when needed.
Throughout her life though, her true passion was spending time with family. She passed her love of home, cooking and entertaining on to all of her girls.
Jeanette is survived by her husband Fred, daughters, Shauna (Richard), Shelly (Rob), Sheri (Kurt) and Jordee (Brad); sisters, Dianne (Dennis) and Lori (Don) and Randy (Deb) as well as eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
In honour of Jeanette’s wishes, only a private family gathering will be held to celebrate her life.
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