Jeanette Jonson

Obituary of Jeanette Pauline Jonson

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jeanette Jonson on July 1, 2023 at the age of 85 years but it is with the assurance that Jeanette has been called home to be with her Lord.


Jeanette Beckman was born In Edmonton. Her mother and father, Agnes and Clifford Beckman raised her on a farm in the Edberg area in Alberta with her sister Shannon and her brother David.  She married Erling Jonson on August 23, 1958.  Jeanette obtained secretarial training in Edmonton and proceeded to work at various jobs including the Oil and Gas Conservation Board in Camrose. When her children were in their teens, Jeanette attended Red Deer College and became a Registered Nurse in 1978. She practiced nursing in Red Deer and Lacombe.  After caring for seniors for many years, she finally retired at age 72.


Jeanette’s life was grounded in the Christian faith, and she was very involved in church life.  Jeanette loved her family and sharing her home with visitors.  Her pies and cinnamon buns were a special treat when Jeanette hosted her many gatherings at home.  She also mastered Erling’s favourite Swedish foods, and these became an important part of family celebrations.  Jeanette enjoyed music and loved to play the piano. She was an avid gardener and loved to share her huge raspberry patch.  Her travels to Australia and volunteer work in the Philippines and Mexico brought many more visitors to share her hospitality back at home.


Jeanette will be deeply missed by her children Byron (Jodie) and Sheila (Dan); her grandchildren, David, Elise, Kyle, Erik, Aanika; great grandchildren, Olivia and Eliana; brother David (Sandra) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband Erling; grandson Ryan and sister Shannon.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the Meeting Creek Cemetery, Meeting Creek, AB.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 – 39 St, Red Deer AB  T4R 2G2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary AB, T2E 2P5.


Condolences to Jeanette’s family may be emailed to Please indicate “JONSON” in the subject line.

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