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TYLER, Lea (nee Waiman)

October 19, 1922 – November 30, 2014

Mrs. Lea Tyler passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 92, after a long and valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ron in 1985, she will be deeply missed by her only daughter, Barbara and son-in-law Ken Jones of Calgary; her two loving grandchildren: Christopher Jones and his wife Elizabeth of Yorkshire, England; Sarah and her husband Dana Pierson of North Carolina, USA and by her five precious great-grandchildren: Dominic, Katherine and Madeline Jones and Sophie and Chloe Pierson. Lea was the last surviving sibling of the six children of David and Gesia Waiman of the Ukraine and Israel.

After spending most of her married years in England, Lea moved to Calgary in 1998 when she was 75 to be closer to her family. She loved her new life in Canada and made friends easily, always seeing the good in those around her. Lea was loved by family and friends alike for her outgoing nature, boundless energy and positive attitude towards life.

The family would like to give thanks to Lea’s family Doctor, Dr. Catherine Heaton for her considerate care over the years and to Lea’s good friend and caregiver, Susan Haberer, for looking after her and our family so well for the past eight years. Thank you also to the staff at Symphony Senior Living, Evergreen and more recently to the staff at The Beverly Centre, Glenmore, in particular the Bayview Unit, for their kindness and compassion towards Lea in her final years and especially during her last days.

Sleep well, dear Mum; you will never be forgotten.

A private family service will be held and a celebration of Lea’s life will take place at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110,, or to the charity of your choice.

Say not in grief she is no more

But live in thankfulness that she was. – Hebrew Proverb

In living memory of Lea Tyler, 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.

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  1. Shirley & Iain Laurie :

    We have only recently heard that Lea passed away on November 30, 2014 and we send our sincere condolences to the family.
    We knew Lea as a member of the Fit after Fifty group at the Riverside Club. Lea was always friendly and cheerful. She had a positive attitude and was well liked in our group.
    Rest in peace Lea.

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