Lois Elizabeth Shipley (née Leader) died November 9, 2012, aged 83. She survived her husbands Ted Sisson and Bob Shipley and will be deeply missed by her family including her sons Kirk (Valerie), Rand (Karen), Chris and Ross (Sharon), her daughter Cathy as well as her grandchildren (Karl, Ian, Evan, Ben, Jenn, Randi, Connor, Hailey, Eric, Zeanna, Desmond, Myah) and great-grandchildren (Sean, Rhys, Erik, Kate).
Lois was free and youthful in spirit until the end. She will be remembered for her candour and spontaneity, her quirky wit and quick intelligence, her sympathy for the underdog and the entire animal kingdom. Her laughter could be heard above a crowd and will echo in the memories of all who loved her. Lois was an original; the world is a duller place without her.
Her wishes were embraced by the poem, “To Remember Me” by Robert N. Test which ends: Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudice against my fellow man. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. David Woodley and the people at Access Care Management who all went out of his way to ensure Lois stayed home for as long as possible.
A celebration of her life will be held near her home in the Spring.