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GREGSON, Lola (nee Dyster)

December 24, 1924 – Edmonton, Alberta
March 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with sadness we announce that Lola Gregson (nee Dyster) passed away in Calgary on March 8, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Lola was born and raised in Edmonton, graduating from Eastwood High School and McTavish Business College. She worked in the offices of the Hamly Press and, later, the International Harvester Company and, at the same time, participated in radio plays and advertising sketches at CJCA. Later, she was in demand as a professional model. Lola’s volunteer career was varied, from Sunday school teacher and choir member at Eastwood United Church, to YMCA and American Red Cross volunteer during the war, then as a very active member of the Junior League of Edmonton, including working at the Junior League Thrift Shop and the Edmonton Art Gallery. Later she became a member of the Edmonton Opera Guild and the PEO Chapter “H” and enjoyed working on various fund-raising projects for these organizations. Lola also shared her hidden talent as a poet with friends and family, performing spirited readings on special occasions. Her wonderful sense of humour will be missed by all she met.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Donna Salt and Maureen Carroll; stepdaughters, Verna Gregson (John) and Sandy Fearon (Peter); grandchildren Kevin (Crystal), Ryan (Alana), Daryl (Rachelle), Kerry (Mark), and her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ron; her parents Evald and Ida Maria; and three sisters, Tyyne, Elma, and Nora.

Donna and Maureen would like to extend sincere thanks to all of the caring staff at AgeCare.

A private family service was held at the Edmonton Cemetery in Edmonton. Condolences may be forwarded through

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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