January 12, 1941 – Manners Sutton, New Brunswick
August 13, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Lida Marie Messer Gorrell, beloved mother, passed away at Foothills Hospital on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 78 years.
Lida was born in Manners Sutton, NB on January 12, 1941. She was raised in Harvey Station and Fredericton, NB, and earned an RN degree from the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS, as part of the Class of 62A and continued on to earn a neurology specialization from McGill University, QC. After working across the United States, she met and married James Wallace Gorrell. Lida and Jim lived and worked widely, living in Texas, Singapore, California, Abu Dhabi, Alberta, Alabama, Czech Republic, England, Egypt and Nova Scotia. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and enjoyed her book club, needlework, camping, hiking and travel.
Lida will be remembered and greatly missed by her son Harley; daughters Andrea and Lora Leigh; son-in-law Jason Chrystal; granddaughters Ainsley and Elsa; brothers Duane Messer (Bonnie) of Fredericton, NB and Garnet Messer (Penny) of Orleans, ON; brothers-in-law Bill Gorrell (Toni) of Illinois; John Gorrell (Joann) of Georgia; Paul Gorrell of Florida; and sister-in-law Polly Burnsed (Bill) of Arizona, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was pre-deceased by her husband and parents.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Telephone: (403) 944-2433; https://giving.albertacancer.ca/donate/in-memory
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the family residence. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Lida Gorrell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE, AB, T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences