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.