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STARKE, Lois Irene

STARKE, Lois Irene

November 2, 1934 –Winnipeg, Manitoba

April 26, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Lois Irene Starke of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 79 years.

Lois was born to Clarence W.S. and Margaret E. Ferguson in Winnipeg. Lois was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branches 264 and 238. She served on the Ladies Auxiliary from 1973 – 2001. Lois will be buried with her father who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. Lois will be remembered for her very strong spirit and will, which she took to the end. She loved her family, animals, the outdoors and loved to sing and dance.

Lois is survived by two sons and a daughter, Danny Starke, Wendy Thon (Shawn McGonigle) and Paul (Chris) Starke, four grandchildren Kari (Mark), Amy, Megan, and Dayna, two great grandchildren Paige and Jack, two sisters June Marino and Winnie Stevenson.  She was predeceased by her parents and older brother Clarence J. Ferguson.

A Celebration of Lois’ Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Bowness Branch 238 (138 Bowness Centre NW), on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice #1245 – 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8 Telephone: (403) 284 – 5195.Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Lois Starke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANETelephone: (403) 932-4740.

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