It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Laverne (Ivy) Lamanes on November 8, 2021 at the age of 74 years. Laverne was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.
Laverne came to be on June 3, 1947 in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. She spent much of her life in central Alberta, in either Edmonton or Leduc. She was an accomplished accountant for several companies over her long and ongoing career in keeping the numbers balanced.
Laverne never took herself too seriously. She was blessed with an abundance of positivity and humor in her outlook on life. She loved a good laugh and truly enjoyed the simpler things in life, like eating her favorite Magnum ice cream bars for breakfast …or dinner…or maybe both? Laverne had a soft spot for all God’s creatures, and she spoiled her beloved kitties Spooky and Felix with abandon. True to her style, regardless of the weather, she provided a daily banquet of food for the birds and squirrels and who called the beautiful tree overhanging her balcony home. Laverne loved spending time with family. She especially enjoyed the “girls only” runaway weekends with her precious sisters, growing flowers and gardening on her balcony and cooking or baking for anybody that even remotely looked like they needed a homemade cookie.
Laverne tread softly in this life, had a thoughtful, generous and caring nature. A lighthearted soul, she accepted others unconditionally and her heartwarming genuine smiles will be deeply missed by all the lives she touched. These are just a few of the cherished memories that we will hold dear.
Laverne leaves behind her children Christine (Bruce), Lisa (Garry), brother Bobby (Nancy), sisters Debbie (Ron) and Bernadette (Barrie), grandchildren Stephen and Sarah (Matthew) and many relatives, in-laws and close friends. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Julie, brothers Wayne, Dale and Rickie Lamanes.
In accordance with Laverne’s wishes, we will come together for a celebration of her life in the spring of 2022. Cremation has taken place, and future interment will follow in the Leduc City Cemetery.
“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” Ariana Dancu