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Jean Daniels Tribute Fund

DANIELS JEAN (TJINSKE) DANIELS, beloved wife of the late Dirk Daniels, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the age of 71 years. Jean is survived by her children Derk (Debbie) of Taber, Jake (Cathy), Hank (Sheree), Maggie (special friend Rick), all of Lethbridge, and son in law Gerald Meliefste. She is also survived by eight grandsons - Cam (Colleen), Brent (Melanie), Trevor (Angela), Tyler (Kim), Lyle (Lindsay), Blaine, Marcus, and Keith Konynenbelt - and two special granddaughters - Gwen and Eve, and six great grandchildren - Colton, Cody, Brooklynn, Ashleigh, Paisley and Alyssa. She is also survived by two brothers and two sisters - Klaas Kobes, Roelie Biesbroek, her twin brother Herman Kobes, and Jane Jongs. Jean is predeceased by her daughter Juanette, her husband Dirk, parents Jantien & Jakob Kobes and three brothers John, Sid and Al Kobes. Jean was born May 2, 1939 in Zevenhuizen Groningen, the Netherlands and with her family immigrated to Canada in 1952. In 1959, Jean was married to Dirk Daniels and together they raised five wonderful children. Jean was solely a homemaker until 1975, at which point she began 25 years of janitorial work at Perlich Brothers Auction Market. In her spare time, Jean enjoyed crocheting, gardening, working with animals, cooking for her family and friends, and sharing stories and memories of her life. Jean, along with her husband Dirk, had a catering service which was famous for their Bar-B-Q beef and baked beans. In her most recent years, Jean enjoyed spending time with her six great grandchildren and her two most recent grandchildren. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by family and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818-5th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Hugh Jack, officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Jean’s name may be made to the “Care from the Heart Day”, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5. Please make cheques payable to the “CRH Foundation.” Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. E-mail:

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