Lorna May (Fraser) Heath

March 9, 2016 6 Condolences Print Obituary

 March 21, 1925 - March 2, 2016

Lorna passed away peacefully at her home in Laurier House with family at her side.   She leaves behind her husband Jerry of 67 years, children Sandra, Jim (Barb) and Bob; grandchildren, Lisa ( Rob) and Michael; and twin great-grandchildren, Fraser and Finley.

She was pre-deceased by her brothers Robert, Ronald, Allan and Norman, brothers- in-law Brian, Roy, Joe and sister-in-law Doreen. She is survived by her two sisters Jean and Betty, sister-in-law Elaine and many special nephews, nieces and their families.

Lorna was born in Pambrun, Saskatchewan and moved to Edmonton to take nursing. She completed her BSc at the Uof A in 1947 and was awarded the Gold medal for the highest marks in the province. Her remaining nursing class mates continue to be a very close group of special friends.

Lorna lived life with courage, compassion for others, a passion for living and found comfort in her strong faith. She was an excellent listener and a valued friend for many.

Special thanks to Drs. Fraser Armstrong and Allen Ausford; treasured caregivers and companions, Atsuko and Pam; and many special people at Laurier House who assisted her to be as independent as she was able to be, living a life of quality and dignity.

Celebration of Life
March 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM
St Paul’s United Church
116 street and 76 Ave Edmonton

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Endowed Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Visit uab.ca/nursingdonate or send donation (payable to UofA) to: Attn: Fiona Wilson,3-109 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, 11405 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9, noting that your donation is in memory of Lorna Heath to support Endowed Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life.

  1. Sandy: So sorry to hear of the death of your dear mother. My condolences to you and the rest of your family. I know she was an exceptional woman. Love, Lucinda.

  2. Mrs. Heath was a warm, friendly, lovely lady, I have many fond memories of her. May your many wonderful memories of her help heal your sadness. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Love from Leslie

  3. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You should be comforted knowing you did the best for your mom in this tough journey.
    Hugs
    Lynn and John

  4. Hi Sandy: so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember her fondly from many years ago. I still think of both you parents everytime I pass their house on 119th. Street. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  5. Hi.
    Sorry about the passing of Lorna.
    May God add his blessings to your family.
    I recently lost a grandfather.
    So I know this must be a difficult time.
    God is here however to share his mercy and love with all who need it.

  6. Sad to hear the news of Lornas passing.
    She was a great lady and you had such a wonderful long life together.
    Glad we got to see you last September at the church.
    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    God bless
    Eileen Tymm

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