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Thursday January 21, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday January 22, 2021
1:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve MacCuaig officiating. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date in the church of the Nazarene followed by interment in the Redcliff Cemetery.
In memory of
Jean Cozart
February 08, 1942 - January 15, 2021 - Age 78

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Jean Sharadon Cozart on January 15, 2021 at the age of 78 years, beloved wife of the late Abner Cozart. Jean is survived by her six children, Hal (Diane), Deni, Brett (Beth), Chris (Mark), Troy (Louise), and Kym; and many grandchildren all of whom held a special place in her heart; two brothers, Gordon (Val) and Rod (Sue); and her sister, Shirley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Halvor Hegland; her husband, Abner Cozart; one son-in-law, Don Watson; one brother, Don and several members of Abner’s family. Jean was born on February 8, 1942 in Lethbridge, Alberta but spent most of her childhood living in Empress hanging out with her friends, going to community dances, and having a coke at the local cafe. It was also here where she met the love of her life (Ab) at the age of 14. They were married on October 22, 1960, and lived in a little trailer prior to moving to a farm house in the middle of nowhere. For anyone that knows Jean this was not going to work, so with three kids in tow the family moved to Bindloss, where they had two more kids. The family moved to Medicine Hat and then to Redcliff in 1972 where Jean spent the remainder of her life. After some of Jean’s kids moved out, with five bedrooms to fill and to avoid being an empty nester, her and Ab decided to become foster parents. Ab passed away in 2000, but Jean continued fostering and fostered over 300 kids in total. She became Grandma Jean to everyone who knew her. It was during this time that one of these kids (Kym), became her sixth child. The family felt this was ironic as Jean always said her life’s goal was to be a mom and have six kids, three boys and three girls, and that is just what God gave her. Even after retirment she was still surrounded by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren each of whom she had a special relationship with. Jean was very active in her church and had an unwavering relationship with God. She prayed her family through all of life’s ups and downs. Jean loved to laugh and she had the best giggle, she was named Giggly Grandma by her grandkids. She touched so many live’s with her gentle heart and she will be truly missed by all who knew her, however her laughter and the memories we have will be forever etched in our hearts. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve MacCuaig officiating. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by searching for the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page where the video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date in the Glenview Church of the Nazarene followed by interment in the Redcliff Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Jean Cozart.

You may view the funeral service by following this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM-2MKmwz_w&t=76s

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Message from Matt & Jessica St. Pierre January 18, 2021
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Jean. She was such a great influence to everyone who knew her and will be missed by so many.
Jessica and I give our heartfelt condolences to her family during this difficult time.
Rest easy Grandma Jean and God Bless.
Matt & Jessica St. Pierre
Message from Carol and Joe Karl January 18, 2021
Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone. She will be truly missed.
Carol and Joe Karl
Message from Dan, Treena and Monica January 18, 2021
We are so sad to hear about Jean’s passing. She was an extraordinary lady. God bless her and may she Rest In Peace.
Dan, Treena and Monica
Message from Corey Place January 18, 2021
My deepest condolences on the loss of Jean. She was a wonderful person who will live on in the hearts of many!
Corey Place
Message from Cliff sackman January 19, 2021
My thoughts are with all the families
May she Rest In Peace
Cliff sackman
Message from Alana January 19, 2021
There will never be another “Jeanie Poo”, Jeans big heart, and loving spirit will forever be with me and with all who have been blessed by knowing her! Love to Kim,Troy, Chrissy, Deni, Brett, Hal and your families.
Alana XX
Alana
Message from Barry & Iona Robertson January 19, 2021
Our sincere condolences. Engraved on our Great Uncle Percy's tombstone (killed in the WW1): TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WE LOVE IS NOT TO DIE. Jeannie will always be alive in our hearts.
Barry & Iona Robertson
Message from Dorothy Hope January 19, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Family of Jean. Her smile and her wonderful personality will always be remembered.
Dorothy Hope
Message from Alice McNeil January 19, 2021
The Lord’s love for orphans gifted by Jean’s love and care of children in need of a home provide so so many living legacies. We will always remember.
My sincere condolences to all of the family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss 🙏😥
Alice McNeil
Message from Debbie Farand January 19, 2021
Chris my thoughts and prayers and with you and your family .
Debbie Farand
Message from Jake and Theresa Klassen January 20, 2021
To all the Cozart Family. We are so saddened to hear about Jeans passing. Jean was such a wonderful lady so full of love for all her family. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Jake and Theresa Klassen
Message from Elaine Hegland January 20, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Cozart family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elaine Hegland
Message from Lyle and Joyce Cozart January 20, 2021
Our hearts are sad for all Jeans children and Grandchildren.We will all miss her.
Lyle and Joyce Cozart
Message from Victor and Sandra Watson January 20, 2021
Deepest condolences to all of Jean’s Family!
Victor and Sandra Watson
Message from Patricia Moore January 20, 2021
Condolences=Heaven just became brighter with the arrival of St. Jean
Patricia Moore
Message from Deni Watson January 20, 2021
I was truly blessed to call you mom , you will remain in my heart forever ♥️♥️♥️
Deni Watson
Message from John Laura Evans and family January 20, 2021
Thoughts and prayers with you all at this time what a wonderful lady may you find comfort in your many memories at this time John Laura evans and family
John Laura Evans and family
Message from Cindy Aasen January 20, 2021
Such fond memories of Jean bringing her foster children of all ages into Sears Portrait Studio. She came in with a smile each time and how her wall of pictures grew of so many children she shared her love with.
RIP Jean as an Angel to all of your children 🙏
Cindy Aasen
Message from Sandi January 20, 2021
I am honoured to have been the flower girl at Jean and Ab’s wedding. I remember walking down the aisle and running to my mom. Rest in peace my cousin, you’ll be together at last. Hugs to the family
Sandi
Message from Jessica Fraser January 20, 2021
Grandma Jean you will be missed so much 😭 may you rest easy up in heaven looking down on us miss you 😢
Jessica Fraser
Message from Jessica Fraser January 20, 2021
Grandma Jean you will be missed so much 😭 may you rest easy up in heaven looking down on us miss you 😢
Jessica Fraser
Message from Curtis and chris January 21, 2021
Im sorry for the loss of someone so special she touched the hearts,minds and souls of so many
Curtis and chris
Message from Keith & Betty January 21, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to all her family. We had the pleasure of getting to know her thru her children. She lived just 3 houses down from us and the door was always open. You couldn’t help but fall in love with her immediately. She had 4 foster children even one being a baby. But took it all in her stride never got flustered. We had the pleasure of going out to Elkwater to shingle her cabin when she adopted us to use the cabin when ever we wanted to. With Bretts help it didn’t take long to get the job done. She will be deeply missed by family and also the way she touched so many in their community. I am sure her motto was Live, Laugh, and Love.
Keith & Betty
Message from Ken Morrice January 21, 2021
Condolences for the Cozart family and the untimely loss of your loved one. Ms. Cozart is with the Spirits and Angeks watching over you all. Bless you.
Ken Morrice
Message from Debra Anderson. January 21, 2021
We are so grateful to have been approved by Ab and Jean to adopt one of their many foster children. They gave our son Braeden such a wonderful foundation of love that continues in him still today. Jean’s never ending energy, love, hugs and giggles were such a big part of who she was. I will remember her forever. She is truly an angel and has earned her wings.
Debra Anderson.
Message from Jean Dirk January 21, 2021
I have admired Jean (and Ab) for many years and remember walking by the Hegland family home on my way to school in Empress. All the family were warm and welcoming. Fast track to Ab beautifully crafting the cross for the United Church and their young married years. Then all the foster children and love and care they gave to all their “family.”
My condolences on the loss of such a wonderful woman.
Jean Dirk
Message from Murray and Jennifer Kumm January 21, 2021
It was with deep sadness that we heard about Jean’s passing. She was truly a woman of prayer and walked in joy. We will miss seeing her smiling face in church! Our deepest condolences to her large and extended family.
Murray and Jennifer Kumm
Message from Bob Tattrie January 21, 2021
To all the Cozart kids; Sorry to hear of your loss of your wonderful Mom, Jean. I always loved her warm cheery reception any and every time I would see her. My prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Bob Tattrie
Message from Wendy Schall January 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to all those whose lives were touched by an amazing woman. I myself, years ago, had the pleasure of knowing Mama Jean and she was the sweetest soul with the best giggle ever!! Love to the family and kisses to my Chrissy. ❤
Wendy Schall
Message from BJ and Eugene Cleland January 21, 2021
My condolences to the family and friends at the passing of Grama Jean as I knew her by. She always had a smile big hug and had such a sweet soul. I know she loved her family so much and touched so many lives. She will be dearly missed. Much love thoughts and prayers go out to you all. With much fondness and treasured memories of your mom, auntie, grandma, great grandma and friend.
Love Betty Jean and Eugene Cleland
BJ and Eugene Cleland
Message from Pat Jihnson January 21, 2021
Jeanie and I go back 40+ years through our goal of providing love snd security to faster children in the area. I admired and respected the dedication to the many children who passed through her home. She was the most selfless person I have known. Everyone came before her; God was first, then her children, her foster children, her grandchildren, her friends ..,. She raised her children to also give selflessly. I know she will be missed by so many; especially that chuckle/giggle Jeanie had. Chrissy your job is to keep that chuckle going for you so remind me if your mom. And Deni, your generous heart is so like your Moms. Rest In Peace my friend, Jeanie Cozart. TIL we meet again.❤️❤️❤️
Pat Jihnson
Message from Clayton Orge January 21, 2021
I simply loved her presence and will miss
Jean’s little giggle very sorry for your Loss
Hold the memories you all had close to
Your heart, my deepest sympathies
Clayton Orge
Message from Sheri Cobbe January 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to all of Jeannie's family. Sher provided love, care and support to so many children through the years and always had a smile and a hug to give. Thank you Cozart for sharing her. We will miss her.
Sheri Cobbe
Message from Vance and Rita Elder January 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss Hegland and Cozart families. Jeannie was a special lady.
Vance and Rita Elder
Message from Mark and Cathy Hartwig January 22, 2021
To the Cozart Family sending our love and condolences for your loss. My life was truly blessed having Jeanie as well as her whole family in it. She was a true bright light in my life.. Love you all..
Mark and Cathy Hartwig
Message from Pat Kerr January 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I will really miss Jean and her always smiling face.
Pat Kerr
Message from Lloyd and Fran Zmaeff January 22, 2021
Sorry for your loss. We had the gift of knowing her as a neighbor for many years. She was an awesome lady and will be truly missed by all
Lloyd and Fran Zmaeff
Message from Vi. Rieger January 23, 2021
So sad to hear of the passing of Jean. She was such a happy friendly lady who will be missed by many.
Vi. Rieger