LUMLEY, Lenora

Posted: February 22nd, 2019



LENORA IRENE LUMLEY, (née Kesler) beloved wife of Murray Lumley, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Lenora is survived by her husband Murray of Coalhurst; daughter Iris (Pat) Archibald; sons Don (Marni), Dale (Betty), Dean (Valerie), Lawrence (Renee), and Darrell (Robin); ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Walter (Orilla) Kesler; sister Donna and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Alvin and Alice Kesler and sister Patricia.

Lenora was born on March 21, 1933 in Lethbridge at the Galt Hospital. She lived in the Lethbridge area all of her life. She contracted Polio at age 15 and spent time in the Isolation Hospital. She had always wanted to be a nurse, but because of the disease, she had to quit school. She worked at Frach’s Greenhouse, Tags Drive-In and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

Lenora married the love of her life, Murray, on December 27, 1952, a few days before he shipped overseas to Korea. They had 66 wonderful years together.

Lenora organized all the food for the Hilltoppers Gynkhana Club for many years. She and Murray were lifetime members. She and Murray were excellent dancers and taught the Old Tyme dance in their basement. They were members of the Pioneer Pemican Club in Lethbridge and attended many dances. Lenora was also a member of the Coalhurst 55+ Club. She and Murray also loved to camp with family and held many family dinners in their home.

The family would like to thank the caregivers from Lethbridge Family Services, Coalhurst Firefighters and Lethbridge Ambulance Service for all the great care she received. Also thanks for the excellent care mom received from the doctors and nursing staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

A Celebration of Lenora’s Life and a Come and Go Reception will be held at the COALHURST COMMUNITY CENTRE, 527 – 50 Avenue, Coalhurst, AB, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Lenora’s favourite charity was STARS. Anyone wishing to honour her memory may donate to them in lieu of flowers, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.

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