Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Lemire of Calgary passed away peacefully, on July 7, 2008 at the age of 55 years after a twelve month battle with Leukemia.
Liz attended Mount RoyalCollege (1970-72) and then transferred to the U of C where she received her bachelor of Physical Education in 1976. Her teaching career included Viscount Bennett, Van Horne Jr. and Sr. High, and St. Henry’s elementary where she devoted her time and energy to special needs students. Liz’s love of family and friends brought out the best in her; whether it was organizing family events or special occasions she coordinated every detail. She loved her time at the Condo in Invermere, as well as her holidays in Kelowna and Sorrento. Sports were a major part of her life with Golf, Tennis, Volleyball and Bowling being weekly activities. To those of us who knew and loved her it was her wonderful sense of humour and the importance she placed on friends and family that will be remembered most. Her boys, her family and her many friends that she had made along the way, that is what was important to her. Upon her diagnoses with Aplastic Anemia on June 1, 2002 she decided to fight back. She helped set up and co-chair the Southern Alberta support group for Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia. Liz will always be remembered for her incredible courage, strength, and positive attitude, especially during this last year. She has been a source of inspiration for her family and many friends.
Liz leaves to mourn her loving husband Mike and very special son Jamie. Also left to mourn are her father, Barney Clare; sister, Joan (John) Rouse; brother, Bob (Jan) Clare; Alice (Terry) Pashak, Ray (Anne) Lemire and numerous nieces and nephews. Liz was predeceased by her mother, Beth Clare; her father and mother-in-law, Barney and Scottie
Lemire; brother-in-law, Paul Lemire and sister-in-law, Yvonne Stewart.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Liz’s Life will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.) on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada, Alberta Branch “AAMAC” c/o Sylvia Marchesin (7616 Rowland Road, Edmonton, AB T6A 3W1, ph: 780-465-3414. At this time the Family would like to thank the following: Liz’s brother, Bob for his stem-cell donation, the staff and doctors of Unit 51 Peter Lougheed Hospital, Unit 57 at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and Foothills ICU for their untiring compassionate care and support of both Liz and family. In addition a special thanks to Enerplus Resources management and staff for their continued support and understanding during this difficult journey.
In living memory of Liz Lemire a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences