Lucille (Toots) Longson nee Shuttleworth

March 5, 2016 10 Condolences Print Obituary

Lucille (Toots) Longson passed away suddenly at the University Hospital on March 4, 2016. Lucille is survived by her husband, Neil A. Longson, daughter Ginger (Guy Blanchette), son Neil Ian Longson (Charlotte Longson), and her grandchildren: Chantel and Luc Blanchette, and Juliana Longson. She is also survived by her two cousins, Joyce Leinweber and Grant Shuttleworth, of Balzac, Alberta, and their families.

Lucille was a school teacher, and later a stay-at-home mom. She was the Executive Director of the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival for two years. When her children "left the nest", Lucille worked for the Royal Alberta Museum and for Edmonton Tourism. After retirement, Lucille and Neil spent many pleasant winters in Mesa Arizona. She will be dearly missed by ail who knew her.

The family is grateful to the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre Staff for the care they provided to Lucille in the final year of her life.

Memorial Service
Saturday, March 26, at 2:00pm
Grace United Church
6215 104 Ave NW, Edmonton

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

  1. Neil, Toots was a lovely lady and a dear soul who will be missed by the many friends who enjoyed her company so much at Horizon Village South. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Bob and Roberta

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you Neil, and your family at this sad time. I will always remember Toots saying “I like my driver too!” (referring to Neil of course) Horizon Village South

  3. Hello Neil, Ginger, Mac and families, I am planning to attend this memorial for Toots. Looking forward to being there with you, to share in your grief and farewell to a fine person. It was because of Toots that I worked at Longson Tammets & Denton… she thought a woman should have a chance to do the job… And she was always so gracious, having us over for dinners and parties. I also appreciate that you both came to visit me and my mother in Creston. My memories of Toots are of a strong, bright, cheerful woman who always made me feel welcome. God Bless You All. Holly Pender-Love, Trail, BC

  4. So sorry to hear about Toots
    She was such a gentle kind lady

    With Sympathy and prayers for all the family
    Fran

  5. Hello Neil,
    I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful wife and person. Katy and I still remember how you welcomed us to Mesa Regal in Arizona on our first visit in year 2000. We hated to see you guys leave but realize there is a season for everything. Toots will be missed and you will stay in our prayers.
    Jack and Katy Maxcy

  6. Sorry to hear about the passing of Lucille (toots). You have our Sympathy. We know them from Mesa Regal in Mesa, AZ. Also with the Computer Club at Mesa Regal.

  7. I was sorry to hear the passing of your beautiful wife – My condolences to you and your family Please know you all ln our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
    Take care Lucy !

  8. Neil. I was very sad to hear of the passing of Toots. I still remember her here in Mesa with you, what a wonderful person. I am glad the family is there to give you the support I know you need. I will call you, perhaps have a visit, when I next am in Edmonton. John Bell.

  9. We send ur condolences to you and the family. Toots was ssuch a gracious and loving person. She will be missed. I (Alan) remember how you invited my mother and I to spend Christmas Dinner with you following my father’s death. Then too, my association continued when Ginger and Neil were my students at Hadisty Junior High.

  10. It’s been over half a century we’ve known the Longsons, Neil and Toots, Mac and Ginger. It’s so sad to learn of the passing of Toots, who was such a bastion of strength. Feisty yet quiet-spoken, she was never hesitant to speak her mind and we always knew where she stood. An admirable quality indeed! And her gentle sense of humor, which was such an innate part of her person! We are so grateful for that last visit in 2015 when we spent a pleasant time together on a beautiful sunny day in Lynn Valley, here in North Vancouver, reminiscing about the old days in Edmonton — oh! was it really that long ago? Now, at this sad time, our thoughts are very much with Neil, Mac and Ginger, their loved ones, grandchildren and all the extended Longson family.

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