Louella Lonsdale

Louella Lonsdale

In loving memory of Luella Lonsdale, born Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on July 1st 1940, died Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan on July 2nd, 2011 at the age of 71.

Luella was predeceased by her parents, Tony and Eileen Schemenauer and her husband Ed. She is survived by her brother Murray (Julie) and her three daughters, Lianne, Shelly (Rocky) and Ranee (Orland), grandchildren Dawnlee (Keith), Shawn (Tasha), Nikita (Bryan), DJ (Cassandra), Tara (Jon), Levi (Mandy) and Chevy. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Rider, Fisher, Kaden, Gunner Ashur, nephews and nieces Shane (Joanna), Caitlyn, Chloe, Brooklyn, Ryan (Theresa), Easton, Victoria (Pat) and Nate.

Mom’s favourite pastime was spending time with animals – Sadie, Stevie, Ripley, Hatchet, Missy, Nuffer, Buddy, Piston, Ginger, Doug, Princess, Chewy and Meggie.

Luella was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, moved to Vancouver Island as a young girl and spent most of her life in B.C. She met her husband Ed at 16, married soon after and had their three girls. Ed worked construction so the family moved every few years all over B.C. and even lived in Israel and Venezuela, where, unfortunately, Louella lost Ed in a work accident. She then settled back in Revelstoke, B.C. where she spent the last 30 years enjoying her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It also gave her the chance to become a hockey gramma, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She enjoyed swimming and visiting with family and friends, especially her monthly lunches with Carol. She cared for elderly people and it was always more a friendship than a job.

She came to Hudson Bay where she spent her last year enjoying the opportunity to watch her most recent great grandchildren grow. She lived in her own suite at the senior residence where she made a lot of new friends and got to enjoy playing shuffle boards, cards and socializing. She always had a smile and a laugh for everything we did. She loved people and always made every effort to make others feel welcome and comfortable. She was generous is every aspect. Mom loved her church and the Christian fellowship over the past 35 years. It made her life happy and richer with her faith to guide her.

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