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PORTER, Jean (nee: Head)


Porter, Mary Jean edited

1941 – 2022


Jean passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 23, 2022 after a lengthy battle with various cancers.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ken; children: Brent, Kevin (Jodie), Kyle (Shelley) and Cameron; 7 grand children; Uncle Ken Head and many cherished cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her son, Kent; grandson, Caelin; and her parents, George and Margaret.

Jean was a teacher by profession and later a career counselor at Concordia University.  She enjoyed travelling with friends and family, particularly to Hawaii.  She also especially enjoyed family dinner game nights, her various bridge clubs, and community contributions.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert.

Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (We Cross Cancer campaign).  The family wishes to send a special thank you to the many doctors, home and hospice care staff for their compassionate care.  Interment will be announced at a later time.

To view the service or to send condolences, please visit


Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel

(780) 458-2222