Lynne died peacefully on Sunday, June 8th, at the Foothills Medical Centre after a stoic battle with cancer. Her wit and winning smile and enthusiasm for life will be sorely missed.
Lynne Anne Mary Rappell was born on August 15, 1943, in Montreal, Quebec, the only daughter of Thomas Jefferson Rappell and Elizabeth Lorraine Rappell. She spent her early years in Montreal with fond memories of summers spent in Ste. Agathe des Monts and winters spent skiing in the Mont Tremblant area. Lynne earned a B.A. from Marianopolis College and later a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Calgary. In 1971, after traveling in Europe and working in a variety of administrative positions in Eastern Canada, Lynne moved to Calgary where she immersed herself in her two passions, skiing and hiking in her beloved Rocky Mountains. Lynne was a long time active member of the Calgary Ski Club, the Norseman Ski Club, and the Weekenders Hiking Club and was a keen volunteer for the Calgary Winter Games in 1988. As a devotee of the arts, Lynne participated in several choral groups, most recently in the PetroCan Choir. She was a member of the Calgary Opera Club. Lynne also volunteered tirelessly for the Alberta Liberal Party, particularly for her constituency of Calgary Currie.
Lynne is survived by her two brothers, Carson and Paul Rappell of Montreal and Kingston respectively, as well as her two nephews, Christopher Rappell of Ottawa and Jefferson Rappell of Vancouver.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Lynne’s life at the Cliff Bungalow Community Centre, (2201 Cliff Street S.W.). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Wilderness Association, Box 6398, Station D, Calgary, AB T2P 2E1 Telephone: (403) 283-2025. www.albertawilderness.ca.
In living memory of Lynne Rappell, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences