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McGINNIS, Lois Elizabeth

April 21, 1955 – December 15, 2012

Lois Elizabeth McGinnis, passed away peacefully at Rockyview Hospital, following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family.

Lois worked as an Occupational Therapist with Home Care and Aids to Daily Living in Edmonton and Calgary.

She is survived by her children, Roxane and Jody Waskahat, her brothers Arthur (Mona), Paul (Pat), Walter (Maria), Tony and Gerard (Angela), her sisters Donna, Maxine, Eileen (Doug), Paulette (Etienne), Carmel, Rosemary (Bob), Evelyn (Floyd), Katherine (Donnie), Lorraine, Joan (Bob), Veronica (Rick), Joyce (Bob) and numerous nephews, nieces, and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Leona and siblings David, Jack and Ruth.

Lois’s family gratefully acknowledge the doctors and staff of the Rockyview Hospital, especially the Intensive Care Unit for the loving care provided to their sister.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, December 18 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial contributions may be made in Lois’ memory to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Lois McGinnis, 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.

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  1. MARY-ELLEN KENNAH :

    We would like to send our condolences as well as our thoughts and prayers to Lois’ family and loved ones. A mass will be said in her memory. Aunt Stella, Uncle Cletus and Mary-Ellen

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  2. Dear Rosemary

    I’m sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Kindest regards,

    Annie Kwong

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  3. Aelita Eralieva :

    Dear Rosemary and the family,

    I am very sorry about your loss. May God bless you and comfort you at this time and always…

    “Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.”
    Psalm 23:4

    Aelita Eralieva

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  4. Rosemary, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I have 3 sisters who I am very close to and I can’t imagine how painful it would be to lose them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Debrah

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  5. Mary Ellen (Cummings) Snyder :

    Our Deepest Sympathy from the Cummings Family.Thoughts and prayers are will you all.
    Billy, Dodie, Phil, Della, Honie, Jackie, Wezzie, Mary, Ellen, Betty

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  6. Heather MacLaurin :

    Dear Rosemary,

    I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your sister. Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.

    Love & hugs to you & Bob,and your family.

    Heather MacLaurin

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  7. Dear Rosemary,
    My heart and my prayers are with you and your family. I am praying that the many memories you hold of your sister will bring you some peace & comfort and they will be treasures kept in your heart.
    With caring thoughts,
    Lisa Bueckert

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  8. Donna & Bryan Bax :

    Please accept our condolences on your loss of Lois. I enjoyed lunches and a catch up with Lois on our visits to Calgary.

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  9. Anita & Richard Pollock :

    We are so sorry to hear of Lois’s death. Lois spent a great deal of time with us growing up. Mom had a very special spot in her heart for Lois and was so pleased that Lois, Lorriane and Roxanne came and had a nice visit with us when they were home. So glad you were all there with her. We send our love and prayers for you all. Rest In Peace Lois

    Love Anita & Aunt Beatty.

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  10. Cindy(Campbell) DeVos :

    To All Lois’ Wonderful family,
    A note to let you know how much you are thought of these sad days. Take good care of each other and may God Bless everyone.
    Love to all,
    Bob and Cindy

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  11. Dear Rosemary and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you during this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Cheryl Grady

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  12. Rosemary, Bob and Family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I hope your memories help to comfort you now and in the difficult road ahead.
    Hugs, Carol Duncan

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  13. Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. My most sincere condolences to you at this hard time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers for you and your family are with you and for you.

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  14. Sherry McGinnis :

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Lois had a very special place in our home when growing up! Mom and Dad loved all of you but there was a special place for Lois as she spent so much time at our house. We were all at Mom’s after church on Sunday and were telling stories and memories of Lois, Gene and Austin had some great stories, then we got a call saying Lois had passed. God Bless you all. RIP Lois

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  15. Dan and Lesley Monahan :

    We were very sorry to hear about Lois. May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

    Danny and Lesley

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  16. Nancy and Malcolm MacAfee :

    We were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Lois. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family. Trust in Jesus to welcome her with open arms.
    May God bless you all with His love and peace.
    Our sincere sympathy and love
    Nancy, Malcolm , Scott and Meghan

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  17. Dear Rosemary and family, I am very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Lisbeth

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  18. Earl and Raymonde Green :

    To the whole family,
    Accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear sister. We are sure that you will hold wonderful memories to help you all to cope at this sad time. Thinking about all of you. Our prayers goes out to you.

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  19. Danielle McEwen :

    Rest in peace auntie Lois. I feel blessed to have known you and gotten to know you over the years. You have given me some awesome memories to hold onto and cherish. You will be greatly missed. Love you high as the sky and beyond.

    Danielle <3

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  20. Janet Cripps Rupert :

    Dear Lorraine,
    So sorry to hear about Lois. I am remembering when we all went to Sussex school together. Hang on to your good memories. Praying for the McGinnis families.
    Blessings
    Janet Cripps Rupert

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  21. Laurie & Mary Sanford :

    We are keeping all of the McGinnis family in our prayers and are sending our conndolences. Mom and I were talking of Lois today and how she babysat those ODonnell kids when dad and mom went to the Norton dances. She and Betty Cummings would play 45’s on an old record player for us. We thought that was great and kept us entertained for hours. Love to all Laurie, Mammie and Francine

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  22. Bernadette Clement :

    So sorry for to hear of Lois death and you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. It was wonderful that she was surrounded by love and care as she left this life. Love to all of you.
    Bernadette and Roger

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  23. Ginny Jamieson (Bax) :

    I was so sorry to hear of Lois’s death. I will always remember her down to earth points of view and appreciated her company. My condolances to your family.

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  24. To the McGinnis family…….

    Veronica and family…I’m so so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

    Love,
    Kathy

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  25. Connie McGinnis-Hayes :

    To all of Lois’s brothers, sisters and extended family:

    Very sorry to hear of Lois’s death. We are thinking of all of you and have you in our prayers. Take Care! Connie & Danny

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  26. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Zita Hourihan

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  27. So sorry to hear of Lois’s death.
    My prayers are with you.

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  28. Rick & Teresa Campbell :

    To all Lois’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and give you strength through this time of loss .

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  29. So sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. Prayer’s be with the Family at this time.

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  30. Rick & Teresa Campbell :

    To all of Lois’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  31. Sharon Gallant :

    I am so sorry to hear about Lois, I have not seen her since we were in school. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

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  32. Catherine Hourihan :

    To all of Lois’s family my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

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  33. Rachelle Van Vliet :

    Rosemary – So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. I’ll be thinking of you during this most difficult time. Take good care. Rachelle Van Vliet

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  34. Wayne&Jutta Bax :

    Our warmest regards on your loss, Ken just sent us an email to let us know.

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  35. Pat Horton(Hourihan) :

    So very sorry to hear of Lois’s death. Sisters are such special companions and life long friends. Keep the good times in your thoughts in the days ahead.

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  36. Rosemary and Family:
    I am very saddened to see the obituary for Lois in today’s newspaper. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and look after one another.
    Sincerely,
    Donna Piche.

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  37. Staff and Directors of Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick :

    Veronica and Family
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  38. Veronica and Joan,

    So very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.

    Jill and Rick

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  39. Bernice Hourihan Wilson :

    The McGinnis Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Lois’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bernice

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  40. Ken and Brenda Bax/family :

    I am deeply sorry to hear of Lois’s death. We have spent many a year together as family and being friends. Lois’s cups of tea, insight and friendship, will be missed and remembered. Our thoughts and prayers to her family. Take Care
    Brenda and Ken Bax`

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  41. Clarke & Cindy de Man :

    To her family and friends:
    We offer our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. We had the opportunity to know Lois briefly on only a couple of occasions through a mutual friend and remember her as a warm and caring individual.

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  42. Ken & Mary McConchie :

    We are so sorry to hear of Lois’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

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  43. The McGinnis Family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Loi’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family through this difficult time.

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  44. Sally and Lee Colpitts :

    To all the McGinnis Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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  45. Deanie Hourihan-Gionet :

    The McGinnis Family: I am so sorry to hear of Lois’s death,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Deanie

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  46. Jeannette Prost :

    Rosemary,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of your sister’s passing. Sincerely,

    Jeannette Prost

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  47. Bill and Jean Chestnut :

    To The McGinnis Family
    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time

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  48. Colleen, John Fair and family :

    So sorry to hear of your loss, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May her soul ( Lois), and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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  49. Dear rosemary
    So sorry to hear about Lois passing. May God give you the strength for the days ahead

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  50. Robert and Anne Hourihan :

    To the McGinnis family
    We are so sorry to hear ofthe death of your sister Lois.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  51. Shelly & Davey O'Donnell :

    To the McGinnis Family our thoughts & prayers are with you all.God bless

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  52. Rosemary and family. May Gods love and strength assist you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

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  53. Dear Aunt Lois,

    I knew you were there with me and everyone else at the funeral today. I am honoured to have had an aunt as amazing as you. You are an inspiration to me, and I hope I grow up to be just like you. I will always remember the shopping trips, Christmas dinners, Birthday dinners, and any visits that we shared with each other. I will cherish those memories forever. I know your up there looking down on us, and watching over us with grandma and grandpa and all the other siblings who have passed. You hold a special place in my heart. I do and always will love you, and I miss you soo much.

    Love Robyn <3

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  54. Gary and Donna Befus :

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. We remember Lois as a loving individual with a heart of gold.
    It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but especially difficult at this time of year. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Donna and Gary

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  55. I am very saddened to hear about lois. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.God Bless

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  56. Joan F Proctor :

    Very sorry to hear of Lois’s passing.Our thoughts are with you all.Joan,Jane,Cathy,Connie,Jerry,Dan and Dave

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  57. SHIRLEY(CUMMINGS) KEAYS :

    THINKING OF ALL YOUR FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME
    SHIRLEY

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  58. JoAnne Holliday :

    My sincere sympathy to the McInnis Family in their loss. Praying for everyone. Lois was a special person, when we went to school together in Norton NB. She was always cheerful and smiling and greeted everyone with kindness. May Lois Rest In Peace.

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  59. Roxane, Jody and family of Lois’s:

    Went to high school in Sussex with Lois. Seems strange. I was thinking of her yesterday and today. Then I find out tonight of her sudden passing. She certainly did well for herself in providing for you both. You should be very proud to call her Mum. Just as she has been so proud of you. You will see her again. For now, she will be the angel wings on your shoulders. My deepest condolences to you both and to Lois’s many friends and family.

    Nancy Norrad

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  60. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time..
    Mona Kyle and family

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  61. Bernard & Elda Ross :

    To all of Lois’s Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Just to let you know that our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  62. Helen French (Stephen) & Family :

    Rose, Evelyn and all the McInnis Family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  63. Elaine Williams :

    Dear Rosemary,
    Thinking about you during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy. Prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. Glad to hear you are taking bereavement time from work and have some time to reflect and heal. Take care and talk to you soon.
    Elaine Williams

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  64. Rosemary – I’m so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. I’m sure that you and her other family and friends will miss her. Please know that you are not alone – your friends at CHN Alberta – including myself are with you in spirit.

    With love-Judy

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  65. Janet Walmsley :

    Rosemary and family

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved sister. May you be comforted in your time of grief.

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  66. Anna Maria Slater :

    I was so saddened to discover Lois had left us. I had the priviledge of working with her at St Andrew’s in London. She was such a joy to be around and had us in fits of laughter on a daily basis. As a therapist she was exceptional. You must miss her so much. I will have a mass dedicated to her on her anniversary here in New Zealand. Sleep well Lois.

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