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December 31, 1927 – Neville, Saskatchewan
October 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Velma Lovestone (nee Donnelly) passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the age of 90, with her family by her side.

Velma grew up in Neville, SK, and as a young woman moved to Swift Current, where she met her husband Marlyn Lovestone.

After Marlyn’s death in 1951, and her father’s death in 1952, along with her mother, son, and brothers, Velma moved to Victoria, BC. She worked for the BC Telephone Company for thirty-two years until her retirement in 1984.

She is survived by her only son, Lon (Janet) Lovestone; her four beloved grand-daughters, Cheri (Ryan) Tombs, Stacey (David) Hayes, Jennifer (Cory) Evaskavich, Christina (Todd) Whitehead; and seven great-grand-children. She also leaves her brother, Ray; sister-in-law and close friend, Lorraine Donnelly; sisters-in-law, Marlys Lovestone and Brenda Donnelly; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Velma was predeceased by her husband, Marlyn; her parents, May and Roy Donnelly; brothers, Floyd and Lonnie; and sisters, Ethel, Edith, and Edna.

Velma will be remembered fondly by all that knew her, for her great smile. For many years she enjoyed wonderful times celebrating special occasions with her family and friends. She always cherished these special occasions, in particular Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and birthdays.

The Lovestone family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the staff at The Beverly Centre and their thoughtful care during the last two years.

As per Velma’s wishes, no service was held and she has been laid to rest next to her husband, Marlyn, at Mt. Pleasant Burial Park in Swift Current. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Velma Lovestone, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. How I long for the good old days…. especially time spent at the Lovestone home as a child. My fondest memories are of Velma opening the front door and saying “come on in”, Gramma Donnelly at the stove, and Lons’ smiling face… always ready to play. I recall many of the neighborhood kids (the gang) playing in their basement and around the neighborhood on Carlisle. The happy days. I am deeply saddened by this news and send my love and deepest condolences to Lon and the Lovestone/Donnelly family. Forever in my heart.

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  2. Growing up north of Swift Current, I never knew Velma but certainly had heard of her. When I saw her obituary in today’s Victoria Times Colonist, the name rang a bell for me and I could see why when I read it. Her husband Marlyn was my father Ken Bardahl’s best friend and was best man at his and my mother’s wedding in Swift Current in December of 1947. I grew up hearing frequently of Marlyn and the tragic auto accident that had left Velma widowed with a new baby to care for. I was pleased to see from her obituary that she went on to live a full life full of family and friends. My condolences to you all.

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  3. Ann & Barry Burch

    From the Burch family to yours we were sorry to hear of Velma’s passing. Remember her well and she was always welcoming. Long time since we have seen her but her smile cannot be forgotten.
    Our best wishes in the upcoming days and months.

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  4. I will always remember Velma’s great smile. It was a pleasure knowing and working with her at B.C. Telephone Company.

    Sympathy to the Lovestone family

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  5. I worked with Velma at 3980 Quadra St. for many years, she was a pleasure and full of fun, always laughing . She is truly remembered by many. A glass of wine to you Vel,

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