PAVAN Elizabeth

Posted: April 17th, 2015



1918 – 2015

Elizabeth “Liz” Pavan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Louis Pavan, passed away quietly on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 97.

She is survived by three daughters Jean Anne (Ted) Nemirsky of St. Albert, Marie Ward, and Audrey (Ron) King of Lethbridge; eleven grandchildren Lori, Rod, Ken and Kathy Nemirsky, Karen (Alan) McMahon, Kelly and Shanna Ward, Rick (Shawna) King, Trish (Corey) Lyons, McKinley (Charles) McTighe and Marc (Leslie) Pavan; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law Rosalind Pavan; sisters-in-law Lucy Pavan and Berniece Pavan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Liz was predeceased by her husband Louis and sons Ronald and Murray, her parents Jane and James Dow, four sisters and five brothers.

Liz lived most of her life in the Crystal Lake and Sunnyside Districts before moving to Lethbridge in 1975. She was an active member of the Lethbridge Handicraft Guild of Weavers. She wrote amazing poetry about family and friends and, in 1996, she self-published a book of her collections called “It’s About Time”.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 716 – 23 Street North, Lethbridge with Pastor Harold Cooper officiating.

Memorial tributes may be made in her name to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or to St. Michael’s Health Care Foundation, Palliative Care, 1400 – 9 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.


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  1. Carol Naylor says:

    Fond memories of a visit to Mrs Pavan’s Farm with her daughter Ann. I remember her as a fiesty lady that would take on any task. Not afraid of saying what was on her mind in a very diplomatic way. Sorry for your loss Ann, Paula and Chris.

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