Lorna Marjorie Teresa
1935 – 2014
Lorna Marjorie Teresa Healing passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 2, 2014 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 78 years. Lorna was born December 2, 1935 in Lacombe to Dorothy and Edward Carter. The second daughter in a family of six, she grew up on a farm south of Morningside. She attended school in Morningside and then Lacombe. Lorna married her sweetie, Sidney Allen Healing on August 8, 1952, and they had nine children. Lorna had a big heart and devoted most of her life to helping others: she was a playschool teacher, a home care and hospital aide, a babysitter, foster care mom, and a seamstress. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing crib, knitting, sewing, doing every activity offered at Extendicare, and spending time with her family. Her playful disposition and feisty sense of humour made everyone want to spend time with her. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by many family members and friends. Lorna loved caring for people, and the family would like to thank all those who cared for her, especially over her last years. The doctors and nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital (Dialysis, Unit 39, and the Emergency Room) were always kind and patient. The family will be forever grateful to the dedicated Nurses and Home Support Workers at Extendicare Michener Hill. Thank you all for your gentle concern and professional care. Lorna was predeceased by her loving husband Sidney; three daughters Peggy, Diana and Deborah; her brothers Jack, Don and Pat; and her sister Mary. She is survived by her younger sister Carol. She is also survived by her children and grandchildren: Gerald (Shirley) of Blackfalds; Dan (Wendy, David, Danielle, Andrew) of Calgary; Kenneth (Sholina) of Red Deer/Arizona; Kelly (Jennifer, Alex, Sydney, Katie) of Sylvan Lake; Linda (Tom, Amanda, Melissa) of Red Deer, and Jody (Lisa, Jace, Ty, Cole) of Eckville. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Les Drewicki officiating, with interment at Fairview Cemetery in Lacombe.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.serenity.ca Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at
SERENITY FUNERAL SERVICE
Drayton Valley, Alberta 780.542.3338