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LORIMER – Heloise (Vansickle )

April 4, 1912 – November 11, 2010

 

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt on Thursday, November 11, 2010

Airdrie was Heloise’s place of birth and where she spent all of her 98 years. We affectionately called her the “Queen of Airdrie”.

Heloise is survived by her sons, Gary (Dorothy), Buzz (Rhea), Rick (Lynn); grandchildren Joni (Bryce) Wright, Cathi (Barry) Ferguson, Trudi (Marc) Andratshke, Robert, Beth (Justin) Francois, Becky (Paul) Allen, Clayton (Kim), and Tyler; fourteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Heloise was predeceased by her husband Jim; brothers Calvin, Marvin and Lincoln, and sisters Eileen and Muriel.   

A celebration of life will be held  at Airdrie United Church, 216 First Avenue N.E. on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

The family extends special thanks to Sharan Bennett, as well as the staff at Airdrie Bethany Care Centre for the excellent care they gave Heloise.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, “Airdrie Bethany Care Foundation”,  #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: bcf@bethanycare.com .

In living memory of Heloise, 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. Barry & Susan VanSickle :

    Aunt Heloise has been the matriarch of our VanSickle family for as long as I can remember. Visiting her was the treat of a lifetime and it got better with every visit from my first visit to Airdie in the 1970’s to our last visit in 2009. She was the “hostess with the mostest”, a person to emulate. Just to spend time with her, lit up my day.

    What an honour to have had such cherished memories of her!! She was a great lady in the true sense of the word. I feel a vacuum in my life without her.

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  2. Karen Knill (Vansickle) :

    I and my children, Zara, Jeremy and Shana are very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Heloise. I remember her as a bubbly and loving aunt – truly a bright star in the fabric of the universe and this world is a better place for having known her. Much love to all of the family from your NZ cousins.

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  3. Orma Pauls family/Sue,Bob,Pat,Don and families :

    To the Lorimer family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Heloise was very special to our Mom and to all of us. We have cherished memories of her from years gone by….

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  4. Dale and Gwen Fletcher :

    Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate the life of a great lady.
    She was very special and we know you have many wonderful memories.

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  5. WAYNE & BRIGITTE LAPLANTE :

    We have known Heloise for about 40 years ever since we came to Airdrie. Met her many times at the Post Office, & also had coffee @ her house & had her fresh baking. She holds a special place in our hearts. Our Condolences go out to the Family.

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  6. Kim and Bill Rose :

    Dearest Cousins:
    I just loved Auntie Heloise for her energy and joi-de-vivre. I appreciated her sense of humour and think fondly of many tea-time visits, stories, and the characteristics that made her unique: backing into a cow with the school bus; the quickest phone ‘hang-up’ in the county; giant cookies on parade day; showing us the fire phone in the stairwell; making cross-stitched table cloths; remaking new clothes from existing clothes; tea-time around the table and her reaching into the bread-drawer for goodies; chatting while standing on the floor register to warm up; someone who never felt the need to lock her door. She was a delightful, warm and loving woman who always welcomed you with a big smile. Aunt Heloise lived her life well. Our fondest thoughts of her and sincerest condolences to you. Kim and Bill

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