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HOLLISTON – Lorna Grace (nee Congdon)

September 8, 1936 – September 11, 2010

Lorna Holliston, beloved wife of Keith Holliston, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the age of 74 years.

Lorna was born in Edmonton on September 8, 1936. She grew up with her parents, Cedric and Ethel Congdon, on a farm in the Duhamel area. She attended school in New Norway, and after graduation, she worked as a teller at the Royal Bank in Camrose for five years. She married Keith Holliston on December 19, 1959. They settled in Stettler with their three children, Jim, Randy, and Lisa, and then moved to Airdrie in 1979, where she resided with her loving husband Keith until her passing. Lorna was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend who enjoyed many interests. Her most precious times were those spent with family. She was noted for her beautiful flower beds and for her exceptional sewing abilities. Most recently, her passion turned to quilting. Lorna showed much spirit and determination, until losing her courageous battle with cancer. She touched the lives of everyone she met.

Besides her loving husband of fifty years, Lorna is survived by daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Cody Cuthill; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Koren Holliston; and two grandchildren, Jesse and Tiffany. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law Lorne and Gail Congdon as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lorna was predeceased by her son Randy Holliston and parents Cedric and Ethel Congdon.

Funeral Services will be held at Airdrie United Church (212 – 1st Avenue N.E. Airdrie, Alberta) on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, 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: (403) 521-3433.

In living memory of Lorna Holliston, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Sandy and Karl Ancion :

    Keith
    We are so sorry to hear that Lorna has passed away. It happened so quickly.

    I’ll miss looking out our window and seeing her working in the flower bed.

    Whenever I saw Lorna going somewhere, I’d remember dad (Kelly Davy) calling her the Road Runner because she was always on the run.

    I hope you can find peace in knowing she is no longer in pain.

    We’ll miss her.

    Take good care of yourself Keith.
    Sandy and Karl

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  2. Rick and Therese Lynds :

    Thinking of you and sending our love.
    Rick and Therese

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  3. Terry and Dave Masnyk :

    Uncle Keith and family.
    We were hearbroken to hear of your loss. We will always remember Auntie Lorna as a beautiful woman, inside and out. We love you and miss you and wish so much we could be there with you. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    Love Terry and Dave

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  4. Jennifer (Raynard) Sheltens :

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Lorna was such a wonderful caring person. One can only imagine how much brighter heaven is now with that bright warm smile.

    Thinking of you all!

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  5. Gina and Ed Chavez :

    Lisa and Cody
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I will always remember her smile and vibrant personality — I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
    With love,
    Gina & Ed

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  6. Virginia Watson :

    To Lorna’s Family

    My sincere sympathy to you all. Lorna was always a pleasant coffee companion. She will be missed.

    Virginia Watson

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  7. Ray & Joanne Hineman :

    Keith & Family

    Joanne and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

    Lorna was a very special person. When I first met Lorna at Ashley’s Data back in 1986, I knew I met a very special person. She was loved by all who knew her. As the years passed by, we’d see you Keith and Lorna in Airdrie. Maybe at Timmies, A&W for breakfast a Wedding or at the Mall. Each time we saw Lorna, she embraced us like long life friends.

    Rest In Peace Lorna

    With respect

    Ray & Joanne Hineman

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  8. Ron & Connie Randall :

    Keith & family,Connie and i would like to send our sympathy and condolences to you and your family.

    Ron and Connie Randall

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