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Easter 2017

Dinner at home
Good Friday April 14, 2017

Colorful Eggs in Basket
Colorful Eggs in Basket

In 2017, our family of four had our Easter dinner on Good Friday (April 14th) which was very unusual for us.  Ethan worked Thursday and Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Luke was busy working away on finishing his honours thesis now that classes were over.  


Immediately after Easter weekend Luke began his election assistant job with Strathcona County on Tuesday April 18, 2017. He still had one university final in Economics 222 upcoming on the 26th but the close of his work towards his BA Honours in Political Science was on the horizon.

Colorful Eggs in Basket
Colorful Eggs in Basket

Easter 2016

Nanaimo & Parksville, BC

Easter 2015    At Home

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Easter 2011

In England with our Doern extended family

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Easter 2010

Headed to Calgary on Saturday and enjoyed pizza supper.  Aunty Maureen hosted Easter dinner on Sunday April 4, 2010, but unfortunately so far do not have a single photo.

Image by Tim Gouw

Easter 2009

This year Grandma Karen Ann Harvey was in the hospital with cancer.  Luke and Ethan spent a number of hours with her on Saturday which helped her.  The photos include a prayer shawl she had just received from Sherwood Park United Church for Easter.


These photos show Luke and Ethan's unconditional love for their Grandma while she was sick (even smiling took energy she did not always have).  On Easter Sunday she went outside the front door of the hospital as she wanted to put her bare feet on the grass that April 12, 2009.  Thankfully she gained her strength and lived at home for two more months.  We lost her at the young age of 65.


On Easter Sunday, while Z'Anne stayed at the hospital with her Mom, the guys (Brad, Luke and Ethan) headed down the street to the Jansen Easter Celebration in Sherwood Park.  If anyone took pictures, we would love to add them to our treasured memories.

Easter 2008

This was a unique Easter celebration on the Jansen side at Aunty Pam and Uncle John's acreage.  Fostering dogs is a big part of their life, and there were a new set of puppies everyone got to hold that Saturday March 23, 2008 before and after Easter dinner.

2008-03-22 Easter 2008 - Sat March 22 at
Left to right:  Luke Jansen (13 years), Grandma Marilyn Jansen, Dad Brad Jansen,
cousin Samuel Mueller (7 years), Ethan Jansen (9 years)

Easter 2007

Easter Sunday dinner was at home on Sunday April 8th, which was fun.  Both Harvey's and Jansen's were present.  Second/third cousins the Shular's added to the fun.  Here are Bryan and Amanda playing hockey outside with Luke (12 years) on the right and goalie Ethan (8 years).

2007-04-08 Easter Sunday with Jansen's a

Easter 2006

Grandma Harvey joined the Harvey-Jansen four (Ethan 7 years, Luke 11 years) for dinner on Sunday April 16th, 2006.  A few decorations are "on theme" throughout the dining room as Z'Anne snaps the photo.

2006-04-16 Easter at home with Grandma K

Easter 2005

Although Grandma Harvey's calendar reminds us we had Easter dinner at her house on Saturday, and we think that might have meant there was an Easter dinner with Jansen's possibly on Sunday March 27th, Good Friday was actually the extra special day this year.

We went out for dinner with Z'Anne's Aunt Lenore Doern and her children and grandchildren to celebrate Lenore's 65th birthday on Friday March 25th, 2005, and here are two of many pictures taken that day to remember the fun.

2005-03-25 Good Friday dinner celebratin
2005-03-25 Colton Carr & Ethan Jansen -
Top photo:  Cousins Landyn Carr (almost 10 years), Luke Jansen (10 years), Z'Anne Harvey-Jansen

Bottom photo:  2nd cousins Colton Carr (8 years), Ethan Jansen (6 years)

Easter 2004

Luke at 9 years old spent Easter Sunday dinner at his Grandma and Grandpa Jansen's.  But the only pic is of his little brother Ethan (5 years) and his youngest Jansen cousin Sam (3 years).  Aren't they the cutest in this childhood pic!  No Harvey Easter as Grandma Harvey was on Vancouver Island visiting Luke & Ethan's Uncle Darrell and Aunty Katie.

2004-04-11 Easter Ethan Jansen & Samuel Mueller at 116 Galloway Drive.jpg

Easter 2003

April 20, 2003 on a spring Easter Day

2003-04-20 Brad, Z'Anne, Brad's parents Marilyn & Stuart Jansen Easter Sunday.jpg
2003-04-20 Easter Sunday Z B L & E (better quality).jpg
2003-04-20 Luke and Ethan with their Grandma Marilyn Jansen and Grandpa Stuart Jansen East

Easter 2002

Easter Sunday March 31, 2002 - Luke (7 years) with a tooth missing and little brother Ethan (3 years) proud of the eggs they decorated with stickers.

2002-03-31 Easter Sunday coloured eggs Luke (7) & Ethan (3).jpg

Easter 2001

On Palm Sunday, Luke and his second cousin Landyn stand in front of the Communion Table as they participate in Sunday School (5 year old class) at church; the Communion Table is in memory of Z'Anne's Dad, Luke's namesake Grandpa Murray Harvey, and Landyn's Great Uncle Murray.  Also, Brad took some photos on Easter Sunday April 15, 2001 of Luke, Ethan and Z'Anne

2001-04-08 Palm Sunday 2nd cousins Luke & Landyn Carr 5 year old Sunday School SPUC.jpg
2001-04-15 Luke, Ethan, Mom(Z'Anne) Easter Sunday.jpg
2001-04-15 Best Brothers Luke & Ethan Jansen Easter Sunday at home.jpg

Easter 2000

Sunday April 23, 2000 was a lovely sunny day.  What a great photo of the 5 Harvey grandchildren who were born so far gathering on their Grandma Karen Ann Harvey's front step in Sherwood Park.  Left to right - Dakota, Luke, Ethan, Keaton and baby Madison.

We enjoyed an Easter picnic with Grandma Harvey, Bobby, and John & Roberta Verwey at Jean Vanier playground including some croquet.

2000-04-23 The Harvey Cousins Easter Sunday at Grandma Harvey's Dakota, Luke, Ethan, Keato

Easter 1999

Sunday April 4, 1999 was Luke's little brother Ethan's very first Easter.  Since Ethan was too young for chocolate he got a personal flotation device for the upcoming boating season.  Luke at 4 years old was already very much into solid chocolate bunny eating.

1999-04-04 Brothers Ethan (4 months) helf by Luke (4 years) Easter Sunday.jpg
1999-04-04 Ethan's 1st Easter Sunday - no chocolate instead a PFD for the boat.jpg
1999-04-04 Easter Sunday Luke 4 years.jpg

Easter 1998

On Easter Saturday April 11th,  Jansen cousins Luke (3 years) and Tyler (2 years) went to the park with their parents and Grandma and Grandpa Jansen.  Then the outdoor fun continued on Easter Sunday April 12, 1998 with kite flying with Grandma Harvey.  Great ways to celebrate for very active little cousins.  We ate our Easter picnic inside as the weather was cool as shown with Luke and the eldest Harvey cousin Dakota.

1998-04-11 Easter Saturday at the park in Sherwood Park - Luke 3 yrs and Tyler 2 yrs.jpg
1998-04-12 Easter Sunday at Mom's (KAH) Blair & Jennifer, Z'Anne (pregnant) with Dakota (l
1998-04-12 Easter Sunday Luke (left), Grandma Karen Ann Harvey, Keaton.jpg
1998-04-12 EASTER - Luke and Dakota having an indoor picnic at Grandma KA Harvey's.jpg

Easter 1997

Two Easters celebrated - Easter Saturday at the Jansen grandparents with 3rd cousins Bryan and Amanda Shular having fun with their little cousin Luke Jansen.  On Easter Sunday March 30th Luke (2 years) looked - and ate  - chocolate eggs at his home in the Burnewood neighbourhood of Edmonton.

1997-03-29 Easter Saturday at Jansen's 3rd cousins Bryan & Amanda Shular, Luke Jansen.jpg
1997-03-30 Easter Sunday at home with chocolate eggs (Luke 2 years old) (Burnewood house i

Easter 1996

The Easter weekend began with baby cousin Tyler (2 months) coming to visit us in our Edmonton homel Luke (13 months) sure looks pleased to have his first Jansen cousin visit.  It was nice enough to snap some photos outside on Easter Saturday of Luke.


On Easter Sunday April 7th Luke (1 year) and his Mom & Dad (Z'Anne & Brad) all went to Grandma Karen Ann Harvey's house for Easter dinner.  Uncle Darrell (in Grade 12 and soon to be 18) is in a photo too with the ancient Easter rabbit that had graced decorations at the late Grandpa Murray Harvey's childhood home in The Pas.

1996-04-05 Good Friday Baby cousin Tyler comes to Luke (1 yr)'s house to visit Easter_edit
1996-04-06 Easter Saturday out on his own deck with camera accessories_edited.jpg
1996-04-07 Easter Sunday dinner at Grandma Harvey's (Luke, Mom, Uncle Darrell & the old Ha
1996-04-07 Easter Sunday dinner (Groveland Rd, Sh Pk) Z'Anne, Brad and 1 year old Luke Mur

First Easter 1995

Luke (5 weeks old) spent his first Easter with his Mom and Dad in northern Manitoba at The Pas visiting his 99 and a half year old Great Grandpa WH (Bill) Harvey at his seniors apartment.  Luke looks pretty happy about the whole thing!  We were all dressed up for Easter Sunday April 16th worship at the United Church in town.  Wouldn't Luke's namesake and Z'Anne's Dad Murray be proud to see us all spending precious time together.  Luke's Great Grandpa Harvey picture here would go on to be in all our lives until 105 years old.

1995-04-14 Easter - Good Friday Luke's Great Grandpa Bill Harvey 99 year, Luke 5 weeks and
1995-04-16 I know how to smile - Luke Easter Sunday in The Pas.jpg
1995-04-16 Easter Sunday in The Pas, Bill Harvey, Z'Anne with baby Luke and Brad
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