Loring Olmsted Lee, beloved husband of Ellen (Corey) Lee of Calgary for fifty-six years, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the age of 82 years.
Loring Lee was born in Pachuca, Mexico, the tenth of twelve children. He got his degree in geology from MIT in 1951 and worked as an exploration geophysicist in many parts of the world, and retired as Chief Geophysicist for PetroCanada in 1989. Loring enjoyed photography, travel and bowling with Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club.
Loring is survived by his loving wife Ellen; sons Corey Lee of Calgary and David Lee and his wife Shiva of Andover, Massachusetts; and daughter Jennifer Lee Welsh and her husband Philip of London, England; grandchildren Justin Lee Dowling, Margaret Welsh, Michael Welsh and Darya Lee. He is also survived by his sisters Betty Wood of Seattle and Eleanor Earle of Baton Rouge as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 – 75th Avenue South West) on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial tribute directly to L’Arche Foundation, 307 – 57th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2T6. firstname.lastname@example.org or to St. Peter’s Anglican Church, where Loring was an active member for many years. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff on Unit 82 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their wonderful and generous care.
In living memory of Loring Lee, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences