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Jill Harbicht who played flute in Band on the Bow and sang in Choral Waves passed away peacefully, Friday morning, September 23rd, 2011.

Jill HarbichtOctober 16, 1952 – September 23, 2011

Jill Harbicht, beloved wife of Stephen Harbicht of Calgary, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with amyloidosis and cancer at the Tom Baker Center on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the age of 58 years.

Jill was born on October 16, 1952 to Norm and Nora Harvey in Carberry, Manitoba. Throughout her childhood, the Harvey family called many places in Manitoba home. Jill married her husband Stephen in 1975 at the Rock Lake United Church Camp, Manitoba. For nineteen years Yellowknife, NWT was home to Jill, Steve, and her four wonderful kids; Kim, Laura, David, and Andrew. After retirement, Jill and Steve relocated to Calgary, Alberta and enjoyed much warmer winters. Jill lived a full and busy life, never wasting a moment. She devoted herself to her family and cherished her career as a Registered Nurse in Winnipeg and Yellowknife. Her life was balanced with music, church, volunteer pursuits, golf, and her many wonderful friends. Jill was a driven, loyal, strong, determined and honest person. To her husband, she was a beautiful companion, a loving friend, and a soul mate to the end. To her children, she was a great teacher, loving mother and an inspirational roll model. To her three beautiful grandchildren, she gave endless hugs and kisses and leaves them with wonderful memories they will cherish forever. She was generous, compassionate, caring, kind and a true friend to everyone she knew. We are blessed to have shared her life.

A Celebration of Jill’s Life will be held at St. Thomas United Church (100 Hawkwood Boulevard N.W.) on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. or to the Rock Lake United Church Camp Inc., Box 395, Crystal City, Manitoba Canada R0K 0N0 Telephone: (204) 873-2443.

In living memory of Jill Harbicht, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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