Lorna Marjorie Teresa Healing


Lorna Marjorie Teresa Healing passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 2, 2014 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 78 years. Lorna was born December 2nd, in Lacombe to Dorothy and Edward Carter. The second daughter in a family of six, she grew up on a farm south of Morningside. She attended school in Morningside and then Lacombe. Lorna married her sweetie, Sidney Allen Healing on August 8, 1952, and they had nine children. Lorna had a big heart and devoted most of her life to helping others: she was a playschool teacher, a home care and hospital aide, a babysitter, foster care mom, and a seamstress. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing crib, knitting, sewing, doing every activity offered at Extendicare, and spending time with her family. Her playful disposition and feisty sense of humour made everyone want to spend time with her. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by many family members and friends. Lorna loved caring for people, and the family would like to thank all those who cared for her, especially over her last years. The doctors and nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital (Dialysis, Unit 39, and the Emergency Room) were always kind and patient. The family will be forever grateful to the dedicated Nurses and Home Support Workers at Extendicare Michener Hill. Thank you all for your gentle concern and professional care. Lorna was pre-deceased by her loving husband Sidney; three daughters Peggy, Diana and Deborah; her brothers Jack, Don and Pat; and her sister Mary. She is survived by her younger sister Carol. She is also survived by her children and grandchildren: Gerald (Shirley) of Blackfalds; Dan (Wendy, David, Danielle, Andrew) of Calgary; Kenneth (Sholina) of Red Deer/Arizona; Kelly (Jennifer, Alex, Sydney, Katy) of Sylvan Lake; Linda (Tom, Amanda, Melissa) of Red Deer, and Jody (Lisa, Jace, Ty, Cole) of Eckville. For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, July 5, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A celebration of her life will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Les Drewicki officiating. Interment will occur at Fairview Cemetery in Lacombe.

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tammy hurlburt

My deepest condolences to all the family. I have many fond memories of aunty Lorna, all the summer camping at gull lake and the “cousin swapping” she was a fantastic woman. I take comfort in knowing there are many open arms awaiting her in heaven.Tammy (Healing)Hurlburt.

Sandra Steiner

It was with great sadness that I learned that Auntie Lorna had passed away this week. I have some amazing childhood memories because of her, Uncle Sid and the rest of your family. She is now at peace with Uncle Sid and the daughters they lost. My condolences to your family. Sandra (Healing) Steiner

shauna pohoklo

Gerry, Danny, Ken, Kelly, Linda & Jody. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you, your spouses and your kids in this time of grief. Lorna was a terrific woman whom Ryan, myself and our sons Brandon and Adam cared for very much. She treated our boys as she would her own grandchildren, buying or making them gifts at their birth and for other occasions. We enjoyed her quick wit, sense of humour and boisterous laugh. We admire her for raising so many wonderful children, warring loss, illness and rising above to celebrate life, her family and her loved ones. We will miss her but will always remember her with a smile. Shauna, Ryan, Brandon and Adam Poholko.

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