Lorna Lewis

Peacefully on Monday, February 26, 2018 Lorna Lewis (nee Walker) passed away at the Morris General Hospital at the age of 88 years.

Lorna is survived by three sons: Pat and Waltra and their sons: Sam and Tom; Tim and Malissa and their sons: Keenan, Nic and Owen; and Barry.  She was predeceased by her parents: James Walker and Helen Munro and by three sisters: Jean, Mary and Helen and one brother Charlie.

Lorna was born at Eriksdale, Manitoba on February 23, 1930.  She grew up in Killarney district and later in Ninette.  When Lorna finished school she worked in the hospital in Sioux Lookout, Ontario for a time and then entered training to become a Licensed Practical Nurse at Carman, Manitoba.  After graduating she remained on staff there for six months and then accepted a position at the Morris General Hospital where she nursed until her retirement in 1992.  In Morris she met Owen Lewis and they were married on May 2, 1953 at the Morris United Church.

Owen passed away suddenly on December 12, 1960 leaving Lorna with their young family of three boys.  Lorna was very active in the community.  She held various offices in the Legion Auxiliary (Life Member) and the Rebecca Lodge and was a member of the Lioness and was an active curler for many years.  She volunteered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Meals on Wheels and driving seniors to medical appointments.  She was a member of the Red Hat Member of the Valley Agricultural Society and worked annually at the
Pioneer Partners Booth and the Ladies Homecraft Division during the Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition.  She loved to travel and took trips all over Canada and the United States as well as Europe and Great Britain.  Lorna took great pleasure in spending time with her family.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Morris United Church.  A private family inurnment will take place at the Morris Cemetery prior to the service.  The family would like to thank Dr. Fraser and the staff of the Red River Valley Lodge and the Morris General Hospital for their care and compassion.