Banks, Lois Isabel

Born 17 October 1930, passed away 19 June 2015 in Penticton Regional Hospital. Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother; friend of dogs and cats everywhere. Predeceased by her parents, George and Rosalind Dunn, sister Dianne Dunn (James Sauer) and husband John. Survived by daughters Susan Dicken (Gary) of Naramata, BC, Nancy Banks (Manon Noel de Tilly) of Ottawa, Ontario, and granddaughter Emily Sederstrom (Kevin) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lois was born and grew up in mining camps in northern Ontario and Quebec and attended Branksome Hall in Toronto, where she was a prefect. She lived in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where she married John. They lived in various cities across Canada and she made many friends wherever they went. She was active in the Variety Club (later Variety) and served in a number of roles. Lois extended her love of dogs to breeding and showing Chocolate Labs. Following John’s passing, she moved to the Okanagan Valley where she continued to make friends. Lois was always interested in people, politics, and world events; a voracious reader, activist, and prankster. She loved to dance, was an enthusiastic traveller and reluctant camper. Special thanks to the staff at Penticton Regional Hospital for their extraordinary compassion and kindness. Lois loved well, and was well loved. A memorial service will be held Friday, 26 June 2015 at 1:30 pm at Providence Funeral Home, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC. A life well lived. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-493-1774

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