Lois Morgan MORGAN

1942 -2014

Lois slipped away at home on Sat. 25 Jan., leaving behind

her husband Art, children, Jeffrey (Beth) grandchildren Kate

and Zach in Kamloops and Shelley (Matthew) grandchildren

Mary and Seamus in North Vanc. and sister-in-law Carol

Armstrong of Belleville, Ont.

She was predeceased by her parents Sam & Evylena

Armstrong, brother Vernon and sister-in-law Joyce of Cherry Valley, Ontario and brother Floyd of Belleville Ont.

Lois grew up in Cherry Valley, Ontario. It was a small village

and when school started in the fall, she was the only child

in the village not going. She was allowed to sit and be quiet

in the 2 room school for two years before she was allowed

to enroll. Of course by this time she had absorbed most

everything and was about 2 years ahead.

She left the High School in Picton where she was taking a

business course as she thought she was wasting her time

and enrolled in Ontario Business College. She graduated

from there and found work easily moving up in her career and finally ended up working for Ontario Hydro.

She married her high school sweetheart, Art Morgan, in 1959. He had joined the RCAF and they moved to CFB St Hubert, across the river from Montreal, where she found employment as a civilian secretary. Their son Jeff was born there shortly before Art was transferred to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, where daughter Shelley was born. Their final Transfer was to CFB Comox in 1965. Art left the RCAF in spring of 1968 and they purchased Happy’s Sporting

Goods in Courtenay which they operated for almost 20 years.

Her early education proved fortuitous as she became the

money manager of both their business and personal life.

Lois was easy to talk to and made many friends during the

following years. Her laugh was honest, often & infectious.

Her children were the focus of her life and she participated

in everything they became involved in. She played ladies

softball, drove her daughter to uncounted swim meets, and

skied. She loved a good joke, a bit of gossip, good movies &

hockey. When the children left home for school in the city, she became an ardent fisherman and traveled with Art to many Island hotspots. In 1984 she survived a cerebral hemorrhage and four years later, she and Art sold Happy’s and retired. She remained a happy person for the next 25 years, enjoying wintering in AZ, dining out, traveling and doing puzzles. Last year she was diagnosed with cancer of a nature that could not be treated. She remained in her beloved home until the end, with her family providing care and support. Hers was a personality which could never be duplicated. Her many friends will miss her greatly and her family so much more.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter for

their constant & compassionate attention to Lois’ care. The

dedication of the South Team Homecare and Nurses to Lois’

comfort was exemplary and indispensable.

Celebration of Life to take place at Piercy’s Funeral Home on

Saturday 15 Feb. 3PM.

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