Posted: November 23rd, 2015

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JENNY DINGMAN-MELANSON, beloved wife of Raymond of Lethbridge, AB., passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at the age of 58 years.

She is the loving mother of Jodi (Bjorn) Bjornson of Bassano, AB., Cassandra (Steve) Lavoie of Red Deer, AB., Albert (Lisa) Hinnegan-Ware of Brooks, AB., and ten grandchildren.

Jenny is also survived by her sisters; Alice (Gerald) Stocking, Krista (Perry) Jyont, Tina Brandt, Heidi Brandt and her brothers; John Dingmen and David Dingmen.

She was predeceased by Percy Dingmen Jr., Florence Bowls, sister Mary Chalmers, and grandson, Lucas Bjornson.

Jenny was born in London, Ontario. She moved west in 1970 with her dad, grandfather and six siblings, living in Vancouver, Calgary and the Crowsnest Pass. In 1971, they moved back to London, Ontario where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married Kenneth Hinnegan in 1979 and they had three children. The family moved to Brooks and fought to remain in beautiful Alberta. Jenny moved to Red Deer and excelled in spiritual counseling. In 1999, she met the love of her life, Raymond, and together they started a family business.

They spent time on vacation in Mexico, Curacao, Arizona and places all across Canada and the U.S.A.Finally settling in Lethbridge in 2012, Jen and Raymond found the perfect place to call home, where the scenery and community was everything they could have dreamed of. Jenny loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and was a voracious addict for the written language. She loved poems and among her favourites was “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. She liked games on screen and in hand. Following an uphill struggle with cancer, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her and remembered as the one who brought peace and happiness to others.

Cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Jenny, donations may be made to the Cancer Research Society, 200 Isabella Street, Suite 305, PO Box 4613, Stn. E., Ottawa, ON. K1S 1P7.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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