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WINTER, Lois Frances

WINTER, Lois Frances (nee Gottschalk)
February 8, 1947 – Toronto, Ontario
July 6, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lois Winter (nee Gottschalk). She passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 6, 2014 with her husband David by her side at Foothills Hospital in Calgary.
Born in Toronto on February 8, 1947, to the late Grace and James Gottschalk, Lois graduated from Scarlet Heights High School and went on to work at Kresge’s and Hallmark Cards prior to her retirement in 2002. She married the love of her life David Winter in 1969 in Toronto and they later moved to Brampton to raise their two daughters.
After visiting their youngest daughter attending the University of Calgary in 1997, Lois and David fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and chose to move west in 2002. They initially moved to Calgary before settling in Didsbury in 2007.
Predeceased by her parents, sister Joyce, brother Gary, and nephew Keith. Survived by her husband David, daughters Leslie (Marc) and Jennifer (Nick), four beautiful grandchildren, Tyler, Stefanie, Nathaniel, and Emilia who she loved with all of her heart, as well as niece and nephews David (Donna), Leanne, James, and John.
Lois will be fondly remembered for her loving kindness, concern for others, and care for her family and friends.
At Lois’ request, cremation has taken place and will be followed by a private family memorial in Banff. Special thanks to the staff at the renal critical care and intensive care units at the Foothills Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Lois’ passing, have many great memories laughs and tear and more laughs. I couldn’t have asked for a better friend. She was indeed a caring and loyal friend. Though miles separated us I loved her dearly. Forever your friend Lois!!! Linda

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  2. Jim Philpott :

    I shall miss Lois’s soft voice and words of support, her very quiet demeanour, but most of all, her friendship.
    Over the years at Hallmark Cards, both Lois and my late wife Maureen had some very memorable moments, some extremely funny, some sad, and some almost unbelievable .
    Many a time David or I would be coerced into doing some small thing at the store, which inevitability turned into a ” project ” . But we laughed it all off. Such was the fun times we all shared.
    My sincere condolences are with you David, Leslie, and Jennifer and your respective families, but realize that at the very least , lovely Lois is at peace and feels no pain, and knowing Lois , she will be up there with Maureen checking on the competition’s displays.
    God Bless
    Jim

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  3. David our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. I had a nice chat with Jennifer the other day. I know many miles separate us, but I think of you often and some of the Lamplighters often ask about you and Lois and family. On behalf of our family I will be making a donation to the kidney foundation. Take care and maybe some day our paths will cross again. Love Jean

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