April 12, 1923 – November 4, 2009
Thora Dorothy Giles passed away on November 4, 2009 after a lengthy battle with lung disease.
Thora was born on April 12, 1923 in the Shepard district. It was at the tender age of sixteen that she lost her mother and was left to help raise her six siblings. In 1969 she moved to Cochrane, and was a rancher and homemaker.
Thora is survived by her four brothers and two sisters, Terry, Jean Guthrie, John (Bev), Barney, Merv (Claudia), and Joan (Woody) Delorme; and her seventeen nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her two sisters-in-Law Pat and Marge Giles; and brother-in-law Gordon Guthrie.
A Celebration of Thora’s Life will be Celebrated at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Cochrane Funeral Home”(369 Railway Street), on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca .
A special thank you to staff of Cochrane Home Care and Chinook Hospice.
In living memory of Thora Giles, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences