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RENNIE, Lorna Elaine (nee Thompson)

May 10, 1955 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
March 10, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Lorna Rennie, beloved wife of Bill Rennie of Calgary, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

Lorna was born in and spent her early years in Saskatoon where she attended Haultain Elementary School, Aden Bowman Collegiate and Robertson Business College. While in grade twelve she began dating her life partner Bill and they married in 1975. Little did she know the size of the extended Rennie/Logan and Hodgins family she was marrying into. Later that year they moved to Calgary. Lorna worked for the first few years of their marriage as a secretary and then devoted her life to raising their children and keeping Bill in line. Bill’s work in the oil patch took them to live in Ponoka, back to Calgary, Estevan, Red Deer and back to Calgary again. Despite all the moves, Lorna and Bill maintained a summer cottage at Hidden Valley Golf Resort for thirty-three years until its demise with the 2013 flood. Many friendships were made over the years both at the cottage and everywhere they lived.

Lorna kept busy assisting Jeannie and her late husband Harper as they aged. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and would have loved to see them grow up. Lorna took pleasure in feeding the birds and the squirrels in the backyard. She especially liked the native red squirrels who she all named “squeaky”.

Lorna will be missed by husband of forty-four years, Bill; her sons, Ryan (Elizabeth), and Stacey (Kate); her daughter Heather (Cam); grandchildren Tyson, Payton, Vera, Hamish and William; and many aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by very special friend Jeannie Thornton who was like a second Mother to her.

She was predeceased by her parents Stan and Betty Thompson, and daughter Gillian.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lorna Rennie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Bill and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing my heart goes out to all of you and you will be in my thoughts.

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  2. Rob MacDonald and Scott Bell

    Bill, we are so sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. It’s amazing what one can learn from reading an obituary. What a loving person she was. You are both so lucky to have shared many years of your lives together. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  3. Dear Bill, Ryan, Stacey, Heather and your loved ones, we are so sorry to hear about Lorna’s sudden passing. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you find a way to accept this and cope with your grief. The beautiful memories will help now and in the future as your lives go forward, she will forever be in your hearts. Hopefully the love of family and friends will give some comfort and strength

    Love and hugs,
    Gerry & Gisele

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  4. Heather my heart breaks for you and your family. Hugs to all of you. So sorry to hear this!!!❤️❤️

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  5. Kathleen Klassen

    Lorna will be so very missed. She had a special knack for always making me feel welcome, a spunk that never wavered, and a positivity that always encouraged me. She loved well, and was deeply loved in return.

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  6. Claudette Coppicus

    Bill, we are so saddened to hear of Lorna’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. With love from Mark & Claudette Coppicus

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  7. Jan & Louis Hermus

    Ryan, Elizabeth and Family,
    Please know that we are thinking of you with sympathy and profound sadness for the loss of your dear mom. May you find solace and comfort from your family and friends.

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  8. Bill, Ryan, Stacey, Heather and families. Doug and I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences on the sudden loss of Lorna. So many fond memories of her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. ❤️❤️

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  9. At this time take joy in all of your wonderful memories. Thinking of you.
    Rick & Thea Connery

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  10. Cliff and Franziska Haberman

    Dear Bill ,Ryan,Stacey ,Heather and Family.We are so sorry of the sudden loss of Lorna.Cliff and I extend our condolences to all.Lorna was an amazing person and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you all

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  11. Enzo & Laura Pennacchioli

    Bill,

    Laura and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  12. Bill, and all your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Love from Ken, Logan and Luke.

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  13. Bill….
    We will miss Lorna. As you know, we had alot of good visits on the phone and also at family reunions. I feel I have lost a good friend. I hope you will continue to correspond with us and call anytime.
    Sincerely
    Carolyn and Russ

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  14. John and Rennie Schaufele

    John and I (Rennie) want to send our love and our heartfelt sympathy to your whole family. Bill, Ryan, Stacy, and Heather and all your dear families.
    Our hearts ache for the sadness and grief you carry. You are all in our prayers and hearts.
    May you be held in Peace and Comfort these days and in the days ahead. Lorna was truly an inspiration in her determination to help make things better all around her. Such grit and courage …. she will be missed. And remembered fondly. Blessings and love to you all. Rennie Joy Schaufele (and John )

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  15. dear Bill Ryan Stacey Heather and families
    you are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. we send our condolences and love – Murray
    and Lynne

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  16. Joanne Galbraith

    Bill and family , what a terrible shock. I am truly sorry for your loss. Joanne

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  17. Bill so sorry to hear of your loss, Lorna will be missed by all.
    Ron and Debbie labey

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  18. Bill
    Terribly shocked to learn of Lorna’s passing. Please know that I am thinking of you in this most difficult time for you and your family.

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  19. Joan Rennie-Laing

    Dear Bill and family,
    Words cannot express the deep deep sadness of Lorna’s death. May you know you are surrounded by the love of all your family… of all your friends. Know Lorna’s love will always be with in you. Sending you hugs and all our love, Bob and Joan

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  20. Bill

    So sorry to hear about Lorna’s passing.

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  21. Evanne & Harry Snowden

    Bill
    We were shocked and deeply saddened when we heard about your loss. We have so many great memories of you and Lorna camping, skiing, and board game evenings. So many laughs and good times. We will miss her dearly. Here is a shot of just one of those great times when you came to visit us in Ontario. Our condolences go out to you and your family.

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  22. Garry Sutherland

    Dear Bill and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Cherish the memories.

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  23. Bill – I’m truly sad for your loss and hope all will be better in due course. Take Care – and I’ll be thinking of you! Steve Warner

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  24. So sorry to hear about your loss, Bill. Hugs from Michelle and me.

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  25. Kimi Nakamura (formerly Rutz)

    Dear Bill:
    Your best friend, Lorna, smiles down upon you – now and always. With support of Family and Friends, your heart will lock in her love and memories. May peace become your companion when the time is right. Thinking of you.

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  26. Dear Bill & Family:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Be strong, as the rest of your family members need your support in this sad and emotional time.
    May her soul rest in eternal peace. Ameen.

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  27. Heather (McCall) Bacon

    Oh Bill & family, I am so sorry to hear about Lorna’s sudden passing. Such a shock. Although I haven’t seen Lorna since high school, seeing her smiling face reminds me of her joyous presence. My heart goes out to you.

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  28. Dear Bill
    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you, your children and grandchildren. My dear friend will be so missed. Take care of each other like she’s watching, because she is. Lorna was a very kind loving person who would do anything for anyone. I will miss her greeting me and chatting with me while I multitasked. So so sad for your loss, she is a big loss.
    Hugs to you all,

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  29. Kathy and Mike Balderston

    Stacey, Bill and family. We are so saddened for your loss. Our deepest condolences. Kathy and Mike Balderston

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  30. Bill,
    I was so sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.
    Cliff Anderst

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  31. Hi Bill, we are so sorry to hear of the grief that you are forced to endure, regarding the passing of your dear wife Lorna. The years have flown by way to fast and shared retirement way too short. It is unfortunate, but Rita and I will not be able to attend the funeral. We hope that our paths find a way cross again in the near future. Again our deepest sympathies.
    Gordon & Rita

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  32. Dear Bill and family,
    So sorry to hear of your great loss. Although I met Lorna only a few times I know that she was an exceptional part of the foundation of your family. These losses are tough things to get through but get some comfort in knowing that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Russ Purdy

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  33. scott patterson

    Dear Stacey, Kate and family and friends.
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the sudden passing of your mother.
    I only met your mother on a couple of occasions but she was always so welcoming with an amazing smile and so sincere.
    Know that I’m thinking of you and your family through this very difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Scott Patterson

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  34. Bill,
    We are saddened by your enormous loss. You have our deepest condolences, we will all miss Lorna.

    Bob and Lynnette

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  35. Dear Bill,
    We were so sad to hear of Lorna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    Barbara and Roger

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  36. Leonard Trottier

    We are very sorry Bill to hear about the loss of your wife. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We look forward to summer work with you at Heritage Park.
    Len and Bev

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  37. Bill,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Judy

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  38. Bill and Family: My condolences for your loss. I hope that you find healing in time and comfort. Evan, Kama and the kids, Nora and Lucas

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  39. Arnie & Pat Bigelow

    Bill & Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. She was such a fun loving person and always so positive. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  40. Dear Bill:

    Janet and I were saddened by the news of Lorna’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers as you celebrate her life and mourn her passing tomorrow, and in the coming days.

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  41. Bill, my sincerest condolences at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  42. Bill and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you on Saturday. We know that you will find strength in each other.

    Phil and Cindy Clay

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  43. Aline and Jim Doyle

    Dear Bill,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    May the wonderful memories you shared with Lorna bring you solace, courage and strength in the days ahead.
    May her spirit sustain you and guide you as you navigate your tomorrows without her at your side.
    Our thoughts are with you.

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  44. Bill,
    My sincere condolences to you and families. Keep your golden good memories in mind.
    See you at the park

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  45. Bill
    Please know my thoughts are with you.
    Susan Wooding

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  46. Bruce and Marilyn MacDuff

    So sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  47. Dear Bill, I just learned the news of your wife’s passing and want you to know that I hold you and your family in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss and hope it is of some comfort that your friends at Heritage Park share your sorrow.

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