Strong, Lois Margaret., February 23, 1924 – July 22, 2010
Lois passed away peacefully, of congestive heart failure, on July 22 2010, at Central Okanagan Hospice House, Kelowna, BC.
Born February 23, 1924 at home, Brooke Township, Lambton County, Ontario to her Scottish Presbyterian parents Belle and Clinton Armstrong. In the 1960s and early 70s Lois and her husband Robert H. (Bob) raised their family on Park Ave. in Guelph, Ontario. In 1976 they moved from Guelph to Burnaby, BC and then in 1982 to Kelowna.
A three time breast cancer survivor, Lois was predeceased by her husband, Bob (Ontario Agricultural College Year ‘48), in 1989. She is survived by her children Marilyn (Scott Pembleton) of Kelowna, Michael and Kaori and their children Sarah and David of Oakville, Ontario and Judie Roberts (Tim) of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister Marie Patterson, Corunna, Ontario and a large extended family and friends including Ontario Armstrong sisters-in-law Donna (Corunna); Noreen (Belmont), Dorothy (Alvinston) , one Strong sister-in-law, Billie Blackwood (Calgary), nieces, nephews and their families and Cory Davies of Castlegar, BC.
Her final years were spent comfortably and happily with friends and the incredible staff at the Dorchester Seniors Residence, Kelowna. Special thanks to her minister, Rev. Dr. Lorna Hillian, and her physician Dr.William R. Mackle.
We are honouring our Mother’s wishes – cremation with no service. Donations to your local United Way would honour her life.