Our fantastic mother, Liz, has passed away. She was the sunshine in our lives and we are so thankful for her, her life, and life that she gave us. She was an incredibly kind, caring, warm, and loving woman who had a steel will, and a golden heart that made her such a great guide throughout our lives. Not only was she our mother, she was our friend, who filled our souls with happiness, love, compassion, adventure, and understanding. She had a great sense of humour and loved to laugh, the best time were when she was our partner in our various shenanigans. Being both mother and friend. She was such good company, always wearing a smile and laughter at the ready.
After spending her formative years growing up on a farm in southern Alberta with her five siblings and one outhouse. In the 1950’s, she met Vern, the man that would become the love of her life and partner for the next 65 years. It was truly a love for the ages; they did most everything together. It was a start of a love story. To be brought up in such a loving home was an amazing, and comforting things to see each day.
For a farm girl who never went further than 60 miles from where she was born. The years would take her far afield living in 11 different communities; the family holidays that would take us all over North America, and retirement, when the trips went international. Opting to spend several birthdays in Hawaii.
She never took herself too seriously, never focusing on her accomplishments, even though she was a published poetess, president of a golf and curling club, and even made a hole-in-one in golf, she downplayed her accomplishments. Though, she was most proud of the life that she and Vern had built, her family, and the life they lived.
We quake in sadness of the passing of this wonderful person that we had the privilege to have in our life all these years, but it was too short, even if she lived twice as long it still would not feel like enough. We do count our blessing that she made it this far.
Over her long life she had to say goodbye to many friends and family. Including her husband, Vern. She is survived by her three children: Pat, Brenda, and Kirk. Two of her five siblings: Fred Kearns of Lethbridge, and Jack Kearns of Raymond. Two sisters-in-laws: Betty Walkingshaw of St. Albert and Sylvia Hunter of Calgary.
This incredible earth angel who now has wings to join the heavens above. Though we are drowning in our tears, we know you will find happiness ahead just like you have done all your life
Dad awaits, to greet you with loving gazes, whispering “I missed you”, then with a loving embrace and kiss, going hand in hand as they walk through time together.
In Lieu of flower, please make a donation to a charity that would make you the happiest, because that is what she would have wanted for you, or hug a loved one and let them know what they mean to you.
Serenity Funeral Service – Fort Saskatchewan – 780-998-1422