Lucy (Werkman) Thomas

July 26, 2018 7 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that the family of Lucy (Werkman) Thomas announce her passing on July 20, 2018. Lucy passed away in hospice at the age of 74, with her daughters holding both her hands.

Lucy was born in 1944, in Leeuwarden, Holland, to the late Albertus and Eleonora Werkman, and came to Canada with her family in 1955. She raised her girls in Edmonton and was a second mom to many of their childhood friends. She will be remembered always for sense of humour, love of curse words, and never-ending sass.

Lucy will be sorely missed by her daughters, Beverley Elliott (Irfan) and Jolanda Thomas, as well as their father and her dear friend, Joe Elliott.

She is also survived by her son, Cory Parent; grandson, Bonn Parent; granddaughter, Bree Jamieson-Holloway (Nick); great-granddaughters Isabella and Millie; siblings, Dini (Ed), Jon (Peggy), Tony (Amor), Henk, John (Trish) and Bill (Barb); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

In addition to her parents, Lucy is predeceased by her step-mother, Tini; her son, Hal William Thomas; and her siblings, Alex, Henny and Albert E. Jr.

We would like to extend a gracious thank you to Lucy’s palliative homecare and hospice team for greatly improving her quality of life and comfort in her final days.

As per Lucy’s wishes, no services will be held. We welcome all family and friends who knew her to share memories, stories and pictures here and through social media.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund at to support her daughters through this difficult time.

  1. Will miss you Mama Lucy! Rest Easy…. and eat your beans! ?
    Love you guys!!

  2. May you feel peace, comfort, love, and support, during this difficult time.

  3. This wonderful woman will be sorely missed , ,she was a caring person,, and there for u, when u needed anything , if she was able to help , I knew and loved Lucy like part of my family ,My daughters and I , send our love and prayers to both Beverly and Jolanda,,and family ,Your Mother had a big heart and I know she resting in the arms of Jesus ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Gail, Brenda and Laura

  4. It was a true sad day to hear of her passing. My memories of her
    will always be there.

  5. My sweet Lucy,I remember you as an happy woman with lots of fun.
    We have see each other on holidays,when me and my mom aunt annie visite my aunt tiny .
    It was so much fun with you,we came familiy, you loved my mom as your ohne.
    Lots of memories stay in my heart and never stop.
    Wish beverly and jolanda lots of strengh with ther loss of an great mom❤❤❤

  6. My sympathies for the family and friends of Lucy. Even though I didn’t know her , by reading the lovely comments you can tell she was a special woman. Having lost my parents in death I know the pain you are all feeling. One thing that helped me when I was mourning was turning to the scriptures. Particularly Revelation 21:4. When I read that “God would wipe away tears ” and ” suffering would end ” and even
    ” death would be no more” it was very soothing for me. Please take a minute and open your own Bible and read the scriptures , it can give you strength to deal with difficult times.

  7. My condolences: I’ll just say this. I was the original kid of the “mom to Beverley and Jolanda’s childhood friends”. I’m very sad to hear of Lucy’s transition. Lucy was a strong, intelligent woman! She was truly my second mom, and her girls were my sisters. I could never forget, you and your girls will always will apart of who I am. Thank you for everything!! I love you. Also, Lucy made the best spaghetti. xoxo.

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