January 26, 2016 — We are saddened to learn that Jean Hewitt, a long-time member of Baptist Women of Western Canada and Women in Focus, in Calgary passed away on January 20, 2016 at the age of 94.
Jean was born on September 25, 1921 and raised in Calgary. She lived in Calgary all of her life. The first female bank teller in Calgary, she was a champion of women’s rights. She was full partner in Gordon Hewitt Construction and worked tirelessly and enthusiastically as a volunteer and leader in her church and beyond.
Jean is survived by her four sons and two daughters-in-law. Tom (Shirley), Paul, Russ, and Bruce (Susan); as well as by her grandchildren Kelli Vance, Sean Hewitt (Megan) and Kim Fedyshen; five great-grandchildren as well as by her sister Irma Nelson, seven nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Also surviving Jean is her honorary son Henry Le (Sarianna, Jenny and Michael). Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in 1989; her sister Ruth Fletcher; her daughter-in-law Cheryl Hewitt of Calgary, Alberta; her brother-in- law Louis Nelson of Lacombe, Alberta; her sister- in-law and brother-in-law Ruth and Phil Jones of Vernon, British Columbia; and a great-nephew Michael.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Westview Baptist Church, Fireside Room (1313 Ranchlands Way NW) on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m Funeral Services will be held at Westview Baptist Church (1313 Ranchlands Way NW) on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jean Hewitt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=jean-marguerite-hewitt&pid=177418406&fhid=6135#sthash.YIDrTC1d.dpuf.
Please pray for Jean’s family and friends during this difficult time, yet rejoice also, knowing that Jean is now home with her Lord Jesus Christ.