Lorraine Blanche McGowan (nee Woodcock) of Calgary passed away at her home on Sunday, June 27, 2004 at the age of 79 years.
Lorraine was born February 3, 1925 in Saskatoon, SK. She was educated at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto. Lorraine taught school in several locations as her late husband Lloyd relocated during his career with Imperial Oil. She enjoyed genealogy through which she successfully proved she was a United Empire Loyalist. Lorraine will also be remembered for her cooking accomplishments, hosting many memorable dinners.
Lorraine is lovingly remembered by her daughter Jacqueline McGowan; and her son Douglas McGowan, both of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister Vivian Mitten of Red Deer, AB; her niece Amy Mitten and her children of Calgary; her brother-in-law Verne (Nellie) McGowan of Gladstone, MB and their children; Yvonne (Robert) Ferguson of Neepawa, MB; and Gerald (Lee) McGowan of Gladstone, MB and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd McGowan on April 18, 1990; her brother-in-law Bert Mitten and her nephew Rodney Mitten.
A gathering to remember Lorraine will be held at the Ranchmen’s Club (710 – 13th Avenue S.W.) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 944 – 2433 or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Jacqueline and Douglas would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Tammy Calder, Dr. Johannes Lategen, Dr. Randall McGinnis and the wonderful private duty nurses who cared for our mother.
In living memory of Lorraine McGowan, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences