September 30, 1937 – Hamilton, Ontario
December 11, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Lois Marlene Rhodes (nee Atkinson) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
Born on September 30, 1937 in Hamilton, ON, Lois won the Canadian National Championship in roller skating at age 11 and was a talented figure skater in her youth. Lois was educated at Loretto Academy, McMaster University and Hamilton Teachers College. She taught for the Hamilton school board, ending her career at Westdale High School, teaching special education with young adults. Besides being actively involved in the running community, Lois also coached track & field at Westdale. She married Peter Rhodes in 1969 and they were married for twenty-one years. Lois lived in Hamilton and Ancaster until 2002, when she moved to Calgary to be close to her grandchildren, who she loved to spend time with. She enjoyed travelling and was an award winning gardener. Lois was a very creative person who loved to read. She will be remembered as a thoughtful and loving friend.
Lois is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Scott Leggat of Burlington, ON, and Heidi and James Burton of Calgary; and four grandchildren, Kyra, Emmitt, Halia, and Smith.
A Celebration of Lois’ Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Lois Rhodes, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences