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O’CONNOR, Lois Eleanor (nee Burns)

September 20, 1925 – September 13, 2013

Lois O’Connor passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Glenmore Beverly Centre on a beautiful day in Calgary.

She was predeceased by her son Little John and her husband John B. O’Connor. She is survived by her sister Marion Perry of Toronto, sister-in-law Sally Gallinari of Calgary, children Roderick, Patrick their spouses and Tara Lee Klemke of Calgary; nine grandchildren, Brad, Kelly, Courtney, Sean, Ryan, Larkin their spouses, Morganne, Rebecca, Brendan and fifteen great-grandchildren all living in Calgary. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Lois was married to John on December 30, 1944. They spent 54 years together entertaining friends and family at fabulous parties that Lois would organize and create wonderful menus. John and Lois had wonderful adventures traveling the world and making many fiends that lasted their life time.

Lois was very active in charitable causes throughout the city of Calgary. She was involved in the Junior League and became Vice-President, and over half a century ago was instrumental in starting Daffodil Day, a fund raising program for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Glenmore Beverly Centre for their care. Most importantly, the family thanks Jasna Popovic Bakic, her caregiver and friend for the past ten years. She looked after Lois in a loving and careful manner.

On Sunday, September 22, 2013, a private internment will be held followed by a memorial reception for family and friends in memory and celebration of Lois’s life. Reception to be held at Cilantro Restaurant from 1:00 pm.. to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lois O’Connor a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Sarah, Matthew, Sylvia and Jack Shelp :

    To all, who like us, loved and cherished Lois. Please accept our deepest condolences. We will miss her greatly. She was such a joy to be around and had so much to share. Sylvia just cooked her meat loaf recipe the other day and we all agree it was the best meatloaf we had ever had! Even though we were not as close to her as most of you, we have so many fond memories of her. She lived a wonderful life! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. Tricia, Kelly & Shane :

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Lois. She was loved by all of us and we will always remember the several laughs we had with her. We send our love to her family always.

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  3. John and Sharleen MacRae :

    Condolences to all. Always admired and appreciated Lois.

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  4. Kathy Craig-Silvia :

    Rod, Pat and the entire O’Connor clan. I am sending my sincere condolences on the loss of Lois O’Connor. I met her several times and she was a character. I could see her in Rod and Pat’s expressions and mannerisms. She seemed like a very fun loving woman, who knew her mind, and had no trouble speaking it. You will all have many stories to tell, and memories to share. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  5. Lois was a dear woman and will always be rememberd. My heart goes out to you all close to her.

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  6. Duane and Laura Bender :

    Dear Rod, Cherille, and family,

    We were saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved mother, Lois. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you at this time of loss. From all I’ve heard Lois was an amazing and vibrant woman who lived life to its fullest and was a role model for all who knew her. We would love to learn more about her when next we see you.

    Fondly, Duane and Laura Bender

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  7. All who had the opportunity to know Lois will want to celebrate her life and remember a very special person who lived life to the fullest and has such a loving and caring family. My thoughts go out to all the family at Lois’s passing.

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  8. Meredith & Jack Gindi :

    Rod and Cherille,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like she had a full life , was full of life, and gave life to many endeavors. I know she will be forever in your hearts.

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  9. I was so sad to hear of Lois’ passing; she is one of those people who should live forever as she is so deeply loved by all those left behind. The entire Toole family sends there condolences and will miss her also. We were fortunate enough as a large family to be included in so many of her party’s and events, for which we are ever grateful.

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  10. Myself and the staff at Bin 905 were saddened to hear the news of her passing. During healthier days she would visit the store on a regular basis and we always admired her spirit and sense of humour. Our thoughts are with her friends and family. We raise a glass in her honour…

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  11. Condolences from Bob and the Maintenance staff at the Painted Boat you are in our thoughts during this time

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  12. Anne and Ron Smyth :

    Our memories roll back to the many happy years when we were so closely associated with Lois, John and Family.
    We remember Lois with great fondness and mourn her passing. She was always a good friend to us and no finer compliment can be given.
    We are sure that they are together again and beaming with the same happiness shown in their picture.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult of times.
    As Ever, Anne and Ron

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  13. We just got the email and were so sadden to hear that Lois has passed away. We only had the pleasure of meeting her one time on a visit to Calgary. Lois was such a gracious host letting us stay at her home. We also remember her as a very strong and dynamic women. To the O’Conner family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy on your loss.

    Bob and Bernie Goldman

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  14. My condolences to the entire family. Lois & John were close long-term friends of mine. Lois will be greatly missed by all.

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  15. So sorry to hear about Lois’s passing. I know Mum (Helen) will welcome her in the Heavens’, where they can, once again, have cocktails together, and a wonderful chat.
    My thoughts are will you all.
    Love,
    Sue

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  16. Gerry Brinkerhoff :

    This goes back many years – Lois and John were so friendly to us – newly arrived in Calgary in 1949. We went to their home for lots of fun parties and we treasured their friendship. Lois was a happy . fun lady. We drifted apart – sadly, but she will always be in my happy memories.

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  17. Doreen Abugov, Bruce Abugov and Family :

    We wish to offer our heartfelt condolences to the O’Connor family on the passing of Lois O’Connor. We hope you find comfort in knowing she was a good friend to many and will be missed.

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  18. Rod, Pat and Tara
    We were so sorry to hear of Lois passing, we loved her dearly and remember her fondly with our prayers. S

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  19. O’Connor Family,

    I have truly fond memories of your Grandmother, through meeting her at Divino Bistro. Her sense of humor and zest for life are qualities you all share. Sincere condolences, and our thoughts are with you.

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  20. Jasna & Tanja Bakic :

    My dream job came to an end while you are starting onto a new journey to your long awaiting family and friends. It was my honour and pleasure to be with you and get to know you so well. I will always treasure and remember our special times – wining and dining in the most beautiful restaurants, our small trips to the mountains, Mexico, Arizona, etc. Thank you for teaching me to cook such delicious meals, especially your famous pies.

    Dearest Rod, Pat, Tara, and family – please know I am here for you all. Thank you for being the best employer ever. Thank you Tara for your continuous support and unconditional love. Thank heavens it was peaceful, and that she went knowing how much she was loved and supported by you all.My thoughts and sympathies are with you.

    All my gratitude.

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  21. Elsie and Harry Utzig :

    Dear Rod, Cherrille and Family

    Elsie and I are sorry to hear about your tragic Loss, and convey our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
    Our thoughts are with you during your time of grief.

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  22. Marc Footlik, Lucy Footlik and Family :

    Rod, Pat, Tara and all the family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Lois’s passing earlier this week. She was a strong influence on you all and great support for John during their long life together. I can’t believe it has been over 35 years since I first met John and Lois and will cherish many memories of the wonderful times we shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family as everyone remembers the time they shared with her.

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  23. JO and Dina Quinley :

    We are sorry for your loss. We never had the pleasure of knowing Lois but felt we did from Rod and Cherille sharing such warm stories. It was clear she had a zest for life and worked tirelessly to make those around her smile. A loss for everyone who knew her and for all of those who won’t have the opportunity. A poised, graceful hostess, always ready for adventure, she will be missed.

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  24. Tara, Rod, and Pat
    I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I have so many great memories because I practically grew up in your house with Tara, my best friend.
    Tara, I tried to reach you by phone to no avail. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I would love to reconnect with you and share so great memories.
    My love to you and your family
    Nancy (Timmins) Eidt

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