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PAPWORTH, Lois (née Kelly)

March 21, 1924 – Calgary, Alberta
June 12, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Lois Papworth (née Kelly), born in Calgary March 21, 1924, lived a full life in the Calgary/Millarville area. She passed away June 12, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Lois graduated with the Calgary General Hospital Nursing Class of 1947. The following year she married Donald Papworth and spent the next wonderful fifty-two years raising her family, nurturing friendships, and enjoying adventures. At their beloved “Ranch” you could find her calving, building, haying, cleaning, all while providing delicious meals. A renowned sewer, knitter, and quilter, many people were generously gifted beautiful pieces of her handiwork.

Family was so very important to her and she cherished the memories that she built over a lifetime with her loved ones. Lois spent the last nineteen years as a widow, continuing her hobbies and enjoying the company of friends, family, and her loyal companion dogs. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Lois was predeceased by her husband Donald, and her siblings, Beryl Foster, Doreen Manz, and Bill Kelly. She is survived by her daughter Carol Papworth (Joe Flynn) of Millarville, her son Robert Papworth (Michelle) of Salmon Arm; four grandchildren, Chris Papworth (Lisa), Tanis Fleming (Lanny), Robert Papworth (Monique) and Gavin Papworth (Jessie); along with seven great-grandchildren who lovingly remember her as “Nan”.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, June 17, 2019 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Graveside Service to follow at Christ Church Cemetery in Millarville. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Lois Papworth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Jodi Manz-Henezi

    What a beautiful, elegant and gracious lady she was. She will be lovingly remembered.

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  2. Kristy Cheesman

    My condolences Carol and family, your mom was a beautiful, kind lady.

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  3. Barb. Castell

    Carol:
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. May all your lovely memories wrap around your heart and stay there forever.
    Barb. Castell, Millarville

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  4. Carol, Joe and all of the Papworth family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. May the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    Hugs, Pam Dancek

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  5. Judy Bieganski & Jack Wiebe

    Carol and Joe…our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mom. We met your mom only a few times and she was a very lovely lady. She will remain in your hearts forever.
    Judy and Jack

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  6. Melvin Pettigrew

    Lois was my second mother – her love and care for me, my wife, my friends and family meant more to me than she could ever know. The memories of Lois and Don are priceless to me and will be with me always. Sympathy, love and prayers to Bob, Carol and the entire Papworth crew who Lois loved so dearly.

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  7. Carol – Mike and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Cherish the memories.
    Big hugs,
    Mike & Barb Parker

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  8. Larry & Sue Curtis

    Carol and Joe,
    So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Carol. I know the memories you have in your heart will always stay with you and you will always have her love to wrap around you when you need her. Our deepest sympathies to you and your families.
    Love and hugs,
    Larry & Sue

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  9. Donna Kendall

    Carol. I’m so sorry about your mom. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. May she bring you a daily fond memory.

    Donna

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  10. Gloria M Wilkinson

    Condolences Carol and all your family members. Such great next-door neighbours.
    Ray and Gloria

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  11. Carol and Joe-
    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She will always be with you in your hearts; your memories; and your dreams. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and to all of your family.
    Joan, Wayne, Jessica, Jaclyn
    xo

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