Lamanes, Laverne (Ivy)

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

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Annie Mundt

I have fond memories of Laverne & her smiles & sense of humour. Many talks about our cats who we spoiled & about our kids. Always trying to find the most fat free recipe for muffins. She was always being driven home from events by me & our talks. I smile when I also remember the Banff Springs retreat with her in the back seat with Wilma with their feet between the front seats giving road directions. She will be missed a lot by all.

Charlene DeWolfe

Laverne was truly one of the kindest people I have ever met. When I first started working with her and we were talking about our kids, she gave me a very soft teddy bear to give to my then 1 year old son. He cherished that teddy bear and kept it through the years. It is now much loved by his daughter, so Laverne’s kindness is a legacy that has carried into the next generation. She will be deeply missed.

Wilma Raman-Nair

Laverne was such a sweet, loving lady and I know she will be missed by her close friends and relatives. I had the pleasure of being one of her co-workers; and my fondest memory was when Laverne and I were two of the four ladies that attended a women’s weekend get-away at the Banff Springs Hotel where Laverne and I shared a room. One of the sessions I attended was a relaxation session and upon returning to our room feeling like jelly, Laverne had a relaxing bath waiting for me. I will always remember that thoughtful gesture. Thanks for making that weekend so enjoyable, Laverne.

Shirley Garsonnin

Laverne was my dear friend and colleague for over forty years. She was such a kind and resilient person. I am truly saddened by her loss. Sincere condolences to all of her loved ones.

Aly

Laverne was such a wonderful special lady. I will love and miss her so much. I feel privileged to have known Laverne as a coworker and a dear friend. She has left us too soon but I will smile and laugh reliving our shared memories.

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