Regina Grover (Dick) also known as Jean was born November 8, 1931 to Peter and Catherine Dick in Cereal, Alberta. She passed away peacefully at the Oyen Hospital on July 7, 2021 with her family by her side.
Jean was the eldest of seven children followed by Paul, William, Robert, Rita, Gordon and Rose Marie. Jean worked at the Oyen Hospital until she met the love of her life Abner Grover.
On July 21, 1954 Jean and Abner were married in Oyen, Alberta. To this union they had seven children - Dennis, Kenneth, Lorna, Carol, Janet, Brian and Ronald. They made their first home in Oyen, then in 1967 moved due to Abner's job to Consort. In 1975 to Hanna where they resided until November 2020, at this time the Oyen Lodge became their new home.
She loved to go camping - first starting out with a tent, then later obtaining a cabin at Gooseberry Lake. In the mid seventies, they purchased their first motorhome, where they made many miles throughout Canada and the United States enjoying the company of family and many friends. She was very proud to have been able to travel down south for 3 months each winter with friends for 19 years. Great times were had and great memories were made along the way. Jean was a great cook, but she really loved her Kentucky Fried Chicken and onion rings. She loved doing crafts and sewing. She made many clothes for her family and herself over the years. Crocheting and knitting was also her favorite pass-time while traveling. She made many afgans and stuffed animals for the grandkids.
What she loved most of all was her family, we were always greeted with a big hug. She enjoyed the visits and phone calls. All times spent with her family was so very special to her.
Jean leaves to mourn; her loving husband Abner of 66 years, her children; Dennis (Penny) Grover, Ken (Kathy) Grover, Lorna (Matthew) Robinson, Carol Carriere, Janet (Gordon) Resch, Brian (Darlene) Grover, Ron (Laura) Grover, 21 grandchildren, 43 great grand-children, her sister, brothers and extended families as well as many wonderful family and friends.
Jean was predeceased by her parents Peter and Catherine Dick, mother and father in law Glen and Hazel Grover, sister Rose Marie Rude, sister-in-laws Teresa Dick, Bonnie Dick, Margaret Kautz, Thelma Paulson, brother-in-law Clare Paulson, son-in-law Rod Carriere and great grand-daughter June Resch.
A recording of the service is now available. However, due to technical difficulties, the sound has stopped around the 10 min mark. It is in 2 parts.
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