MORGAN - Lois Eileen 1942 -2014 Lois slipped away at home on Sat. 25 Jan., leaving behind her husband Art, children, Jeffrey (Beth) grandchildren Kate and Zach in Kamloops and Shelley (Matthew) grandchildren Mary and Seamus in North Vanc. and Sister-in Law Carol Armstrong of Belleville, Ont. She was predeceased by her parents Sam & Evylena Armstrong, brother Vernon and sister-in-law Joyce of Cherry Valley Ontario and brother Floyd of Belleville Ont. Lois grew up in Cherry Valley, Ontario. It was a small village and when school started in the fall, she was the only child in the village not going. She was allowed to sit and be quiet in the 2 room school for two years before she was allowed to enroll. Of course by this time she had absorbed most everything and was about 2 years ahead. She left the High School in Picton where she was taking a business course as she thought she was wasting her time and enrolled in Ontario Business College. She graduated from there and found work easily moving up in her career and finally ended up working for Ontario Hydro. She married her high school sweetheart, Art Morgan, in 1959. He had joined the RCAF and they moved to CFB St Hubert, across the river from Montreal, where she found employment as a civilian secretary. Their son Jeff was born there shortly before Art was transferred to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, where daughter Shelley was born. Their final Transfer was to CFB Comox in 1965. Art left the RCAF in spring of 1968 and they purchased Happy's Sporting Goods in Courtenay which they operated for almost 20 years. Her early education proved fortuitous as she became the money manager of both their business and personal life. Lois was easy to talk to and made many friends during the following years. Her laugh was honest, often & infectious. Her children were the focus of her life and she participated in everything they became involved in. She played ladies softball, drove her daughter to uncounted swim meets, and skied. She loved a good joke, a bit of gossip,good movies & hockey. When the children left home for school in the city, she became an ardent fisherman and traveled with Art to many Island hotspots. In 1984 she survived a cerebral hemorrhage and four years later her and Art sold Happy's and retired. She remained a happy person for the next 25 years, enjoying wintering in AZ, dining out, traveling and doing puzzles. Last year she was diagnosed with cancer of a nature that could not be treated. She remained in her beloved home until the end, with her family providing care and support. Hers was a personality which could never be duplicated. Her many friends will miss her greatly and her family so much more. The family would like to thank Dr. Wiens and Dr. Winter for their constant & compassionate attention to Lois' care. The dedication of the South Team Homecare and Nurses to Lois' comfort was exemplary and indispensable. Celebration of Life to take place at Piercy's Funeral Home on Saturday 15 Feb. 3PM.
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Published in Comox Valley Echo from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, 2014