MCCREADY, LorenePosted: September 9th, 2019
It is with gentle relief but broken hearts that we announce the passing of our precious Mom, Nana and G.G., LORENE ANNETTE McCREADY at Extendicare Fairmont on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 98 years.
Mom will be dearly missed by her daughters Brenda (Jim) Clark, Laurie Michelson and Gayle (Murray) McCready Ridgway; grandchildren Erin (Warren) Span, Jill Campbell, Heather (Sam) Gazes, Michelle (Darryl) Jarina and Ryan Clark. She was also the proud G.G. of ten great-grandchildren, Brylan and Hayden Span, Avery and Olivia Jarina, Harper Clark, Hayley and Alyssa Campbell, and Brooklyn, Elias and Lexi Gazes. Mom is also survived by her sister Jeanne Lougheed, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Tom, parents Estelle and Dr. Lawrence Rogers, son-in-law Barry Michelson and her brother Bob Rogers.
Mom was born in Forestburg, Alberta on June 23, 1921. She was delivered at home by her dad who was a country doctor. She followed in her father’s footsteps and graduated from the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton as an RN in 1944. The career she loved took her from Edmonton to Vancouver and then to Lethbridge.
Mom lived a long, full life. Her passions were family, friends, sewing, painting, golf, gardening and travelling. Mom travelled the world with the Friendship Force, many dear friends and her children. She visited every province in Canada, but particularly loved British Columbia and the Maritimes. What adventures she had and what stories she told.
No matter what challenge Mom was presented, she handled it with strength, grace, positive attitude and a touch of sass. Mom always had a smile on her face.
We love you to pieces “M.L.T.T.C.T.” xo
A Celebration of Lorene’s life will be held at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.
In memory of Lorene, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com