Jean Bisschop

Obituary of Jean Lynn Bisschop

January 28, 1945 – Three Hills, Alberta

March 19, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Jean Lynn Bisschop (nee Stickel) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully in her own home at the age of 79 years, the morning of Tuesday, March 19, 2024.


Jean is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Wietse (Bill) Bisschop, their two sons, Jason and Craig (Kaytie); and grandchildren Harrison and Mylan. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Ida Stickel (nee Schafer).


Jean was a force to be reckoned with; she was incredibly courageous and strong, until the very end. Her resiliency and positive attitude inspired all of us to appreciate how precious life is, and her love for her family was her strength. She told us on her last day, “I wish I would have had a lot more time here on Earth to spend with my family, but I'm not sad, I am at peace. I just want to encourage you all to love each other, take care of each other, and be kind. I love you always and forever”.


Despite her health deteriorating which she hid well, quality time was spent with her family, showering all of us with deep affection and making a point to tell us how much she loved each of us and what we meant to her. She spent her last days shielding those around her from her struggle, using her strength and resilience to make things easier for those that she loved. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was courageous to the end. She is respected and admired by those who knew her and will be missed deeply; our lives are forever better because she was part of it and will forever be impacted by her kindness, generosity, compassion, and unconditional love.


It was Jean’s wish not to have a public funeral and instead spent her last days with her immediate family, laughing, crying, and telling stories. She will be laid to rest alongside her parents in Queen’s Park Cemetery.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Jean’s family here.


In living memory of Jean Lynn Bisschop, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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