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AGNEW, Lois Katherine

Milton, Ontario
July 11, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lois Agnew, who died of natural causes on July 11, 2018.

Lois’s dedication as an executive secretary to what is now Petro Canada resulted in her being transferred to Calgary from Toronto in 1983. She created a new home in Calgary with her own garden, which she enjoyed. She also enjoyed baking family birthday cakes and was an active supporter of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She was involved in many areas of Grace Presbyterian Church especially the Christmas cake baking to raise funds for the church.

Lois lived a full life. She was conscientious, supportive, caring and giving. She enjoyed her family, loved life and nature and celebrated the small things as well as the large ones.

Lois is survived by her nieces Anne Harris of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Cheryl Harris-Taylor of Toronto, Ontario; and nephew John Harris and his wife Mara Bakic of Toronto, Ontario; as well as her great-nieces and nephews all of Toronto, Ontario; Meagan Taylor, Liam Taylor, Michael Harris, Ben Harris and Emily Harris.

Lois was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Ada (nee Dice) Agnew; sister Marion (nee Agnew) Harris and brother-in-law Charles Harris formerly of Guelph, Ontario; and Cheryl Harris-Taylor’s husband, Paul Taylor formerly of Toronto, Ontario,

A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to thank the Grace Presbyterian Church. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email, or to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 Telephone: (403) 571-0849,

In living memory of Lois Agnew, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Gloria D. Riva Burdett

    My dear friend for more than 20 years Lois ,It has been a pleasure meeting you , conversing with you sharing time with you from the opera to our simple lives. you will be missed ! I will also miss the phone calls.

    God Bless !

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  2. Rose Wolstenholme

    I’ve known Lois for many years at Grace thru the Grace Bethany Group. So Lois your supportive nature, and willingness to help shall be missed.

    Yes, God Bless!

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  3. Rest in peace Lois, from an ex-colleague at Gulf Canada, Toronto.

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