Lorna (Nan) Irwin, nee Lougheed, passed away in her home at the West Park Lodge in Red Deer, Alta. on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at the age of 91.
She is survived by her son, Lee Irwin, and her daughter, Marilyn Vaughan. She is fondly loved and remembered by her son-in-law, Terry Vaughan (Marilyn); grandchildren, Krista Crump (Stuart), Ian Vaughan (Vanessa), and Todd Vaughan (Nancy); and great-grandchildren, Chloe Crump and Rya Andres.
She also is loved and mourned by her brother-in-law, Earl Irwin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives, as well as many other close friends.
Lorna was predeceased by her husband, Alex Cecil (Cec) Irwin.
Nan's family was everything to her and she was special to everyone who was lucky to have her in their life. Her family always knew what it felt like to be loved. She modelled and taught unconditional love throughout her life, which was her essence and way of being in her world.
Lorna was never so happy as when she was dressed up and ready to go on her next adventure with the people she cared about most.
Nan was born on Sept, 18, 1925 in Stratton, Ont., where she was very close to her parents, brother, and sisters. She went to high school in Fort William, Ont. (Thunder Bay) and then moved on to secretarial school in Winnipeg, Man.
Her first job was with Children's Aid in Fort Frances, Ont.
She would meet her future husband, Cec, at a dance in Winnipeg. After their wedding, she was employed at Canadian Armed Forces bases at Saskatoon, Sask., Gimli, Man., and Cold Lake, Alta., where Cec was stationed.
Lorna completed her working career with the Government of Canada at Edmonton, Alta. Lorna and Cec then would spend many happy retirement years in Calgary, Alta. and Red Deer, Alta.
Cec and Lorna were a very loving couple who experienced many years of enjoyment, spending quality time with family and friends, particularly loving camping, boating, and fishing—especially at the northern Saskatchewan lakes.
Lorna had a way of making the Christmas season memorable for everybody and her special skill as a knitter was gratefully appreciated by all of her lucky recipients.
Lorna enjoyed many sports and was a very avid supporter of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Calgary Flames.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com