September 25, 1929 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
February 21, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Elizabeth (Liz) Thompson nee Daviss passed away peacefully on February 21, 2015.
Liz was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on September 25, 1929. She completed her grade 12 at Gordon Bell High School, excelling in the high jump and hurdles. Liz spent many weekends and holidays at Grand Beach with the beach gang and the love of her life, Lee. Liz worked for 3 years at Great West Life making a new circle of close friends. After her marriage she became a full time career Mom. Being a wife and Mom was Liz’s calling. There was nothing more important to her than her family, adopting Carol Dutchak, daughter number three, and her two boys Mark and Robbie, 40 years ago. Liz was jubilant when grandbabies came along and logged in hundreds of hours as babysitter extraordinaire. For many years she canvassed for The Flowers of Hope, the Cancer Society and volunteered at her daughter’s schools. Liz was a staunch supporter of Lee in all his endeavours, ranging from President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the present day 41st Calgary Service Battalion, hosting N.A.T.O., and numerous military dignitaries, meeting visiting Royalty and attending events in the oil industry and the Calgary Stampede. Liz had five passions for fun, curling for over 30 years and curling from her arm chair for another 35. Summer meant gardening and any season found her travelling the world with Lee, often accompanied by special friends. Life was so grand, lunching and shopping with her gal pals. Liz led a full throttle life, did it her way, with a fierce loyalty to family and people whom she called friend. There are no words to convey how much she was loved and how much she will be missed.
Liz is survived by her loving husband Lee, together for 71 years; Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother to Nancy (Terry) Garberg, Marnie (Glenn) Molnar, Grandchildren, Wayne (Diane), Teryn, Brett (Devon), Courtland (Sandra), Quinton (Tiffany) and Great Granddaughter Audrina. Liz is predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Ethylwynne Daviss and her six brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 – 37th Street S.W.) on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Colonel Belcher Veterans Hospital.
In living memory of Elizabeth Thompson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences