Jeanette  MCEACHERN (nee Bougher)

Obituary of Jeanette Frances MCEACHERN (nee Bougher)

March 3, 1929 – Estevan, Saskatchewan
February 2, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Jeanette McEachern of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the age of 90.

Jeanette was born on March 3, 1929 in Estevan, SK. She married Donald, her beloved husband, on December 2, 1952, and they raised three children. In the 1970’s, Jeanette attended the University of Calgary and earned a Masters of Social Work, going on to build a career of remarkable service within Calgary. She was the proud Executive Director of the Distress Centre Calgary for seventeen years until her retirement in 1996, and was honoured to receive the Women of Distinction Award. Jeanette’s leadership was noted and admired throughout the community, and was particularly inspiring to young women.

Jeanette is lovingly remembered by her children, Barbara (Patrick), Jane and James (Sue); as well as her grandchildren, Victoria, Michael, Connor, Heather, Ross, Donald, Quinn, Abbey and Clara. Jeanette is predeceased by her dear husband Donald, her brother Barry, and her brother-in-law Ernest.

Jeanette’s family wishes to especially thank and recognize the extraordinary team of the Serenity Unit at Southwood Care Centre, who cared for Jeanette with moving compassion and outstanding skill.

A small, private service was held at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Jeanette’s obituary at

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