Lorna (Nan) Irwin passed away in her home at the West Park Lodge in Red Deer, AB on Sept. 4, 2017 at the age of 91.
She is survived by her son Lee Irwin and her daughter Marilyn Vaughan. She is fondly loved and remembered by her son-in-law Terry Vaughan(Marilyn) and by grandchildren, Krista Crump (Stuart), Ian Vaughan (Vanessa) and Todd Vaughan (Nancy)- as well as great grandchildren Chloe Crump and Rya Andres.
She is loved and mourned by her brother-in-law Earl Irwin and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives; as well as many other close friends.
Lorna was predeceased by her husband Alex Cecil (Cec) Irwin.
Nan’s family was everything to her and she was special to everyone who was lucky to have her in their life. Her family always knew what it felt like to be loved. She modelled and taught unconditional love throughout her life, which was her essence and way of being in her world. Lorna was never so happy as when she was dressed up and ready to go on her next adventure with the people she cared about most.
Nan was born in Stratton, ON where she was very close to her parents, brother and sisters. She went to high school in Fort William (Thunder Bay), ON and then moved on to secretarial school in Winnipeg, MB. Her first job was with Children’s Aid in Fort Frances, ON. She would meet her future husband Cec at a dance in Winnipeg, MB and after their wedding she was employed at Canadian Armed Forces Bases at Saskatoon SK, Gimli MB and Cold Lake AB-where Cec was stationed.
Lorna completed her working career with the Govt. of Canada at Edmonton, AB. Lorna and Cec would then spend many happy retirement years in Calgary, AB and Red Deer, AB.
Cec and Lorna were a very loving couple who experienced many years of enjoyment spending quality time with family and friends, particularly loving camping, boating and fishing-especially at Northern Saskatchewan lakes.
Lorna had a way of making the Christmas season memorable for everybody and her special skill as a knitter was gratefully appreciated by all of her lucky recipients. Lorna enjoyed many sports and she was a very avid supporter of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Calgary Flames.
Lorna’s family would like to sincerely thank the very dedicated West Park Lodge staff for their thoughtful love and care of Nan. During her time at the lodge Lorna was an active participant in its many activities. She also really enjoyed special relationships with several fellow lodge members and staff.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Eventide Funeral Home & Crematorium, 4820 45st Red Deer, Alberta