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LOIS A. KOERSVELT

Born: Oct 11, 1940

Date of Passing: Jan 07, 2019

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LOIS A. KOERSVELT (nee MAKARRA) Lois A. Koersvelt (nee Julia, Lois Ann Makarra) died at home, in Winnipeg on January 7, 2019. Lois was born in Caruthers, Saskatchewan on October 11, 1940. Lois is predeceased by her daughter Sherri Lynn Koersvelt, She is survived by her husband Gerard (Gerry) Koersvelt; daughter Rhonda Koersvelt of Winnipeg, Manitoba and daughter Vanessa Koersvelt and son-in-law Andrew Ross of Calgary, Alberta and her beloved granddaughters, Arcee Partridge and Rebecca Koersvelt of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Abagael Ross of Calgary, Alberta; three brothers and four sisters; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews. Lois graduated high school in Bruno, Saskatchewan in 1958 and then spent a year in the Ursuline Convent in Bruno. Lois then trained and worked as a nurse's aid in the North Battleford hospital before she moved to Thompson, Manitoba and subsequently to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she worked in several hospitals. She married Gerry on October 10, 1964. Gerry was in the construction industry and they moved to various locations in Canada, including Winnipeg, Transcona and The Pas in Manitoba, Yellowknife, N.W.T., Calgary, Lethbridge and Coaldale, Alberta and the Ottawa, Ontario region. Gerry and Lois returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1990. Lois loved to spend time at their camp in Camp Neustadt over the past 20 plus years and made many friends there. Lois is celebrated by those who love her for her vivacious personality and her ability to make friends wherever she went. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. A funeral service is on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with a celebration of life to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. All are welcome to attend. Her nephew Deacon Michael Thibert will officiate the service. In celebration of Lois's vibrant personality, please feel free to wear colours that remind you of her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Prairie Region, 175 Hargrave, Suite 305 Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R8 in memory of Lois and Sherri Lynn Koersvelt. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715
Publish Date: Jan 12, 2019

LOIS A. KOERSVELT (nee MAKARRA) Lois A. Koersvelt (nee Julia Lois Ann Makarra) died, at home in Winnipeg, on January 7, 2019. Lois was born in Caruthers, Saskatchewan on October 11, 1940. Lois was predeceased by her daughter, Sherri Lynn Koersvelt. She is survived by her husband Gerard (Gerry) Koersvelt, daughter Rhonda Koersvelt of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and daughter Vanessa Koersvelt and son-in-law Andrew Ross of Calgary, Alberta, and her beloved granddaughters, A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 with a Celebration of Life to follow at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715
Publish Date: Jan 11, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2019, Jan 12, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Uncle Gerry, Rhonda and Vanessa, Auntie Lois was a ray of sunshine in all our lives. She was always smiling and happy and a truly good person. Her memory will live on. - Posted by: Linda Godard (Niece) on: Jan 14, 2019

  • Lois Ann will be remembered for her generous heart, her ability to light up a room and her great love for her family. Most of all, we will remember and miss her laughter. We treasure our memories with her. Georgina, Brian and Kristin - Posted by: Georgina and Brian Willner and Kristin Slaney (Cousins) on: Jan 14, 2019

  • Dear Gerry and Family, may the memories you hold dear in your heart and the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Lois was small in stature but very large in heart and personality. I could not have asked for a more wonderful friend. We shared so many good times over the years. She loved to shop and brightened many people’s day in the process...she was so friendly. We have many good memories of her visits to our farm. She enjoyed all the animals, especially Buster the dog. George and I will miss her so very much! - Posted by: Marilyn & GeorgePeters (Friends) on: Jan 11, 2019

  • Vanessa, Andrew and Abby: We are holding you close to our hearts at this difficult time. With love, The Bosdet Family - Posted by: Bosdet Family (Friends) on: Jan 11, 2019

  • Wish I could be there at this time of celebrating Lois' life. Know that I will keep you in my prayers and offer you, Gerry, Rhonda and Vanessa my deepest sympathy. May the love of God give you peace, knowing she is in God's hands now. May the caring of friends give you some comfort. - Posted by: Marcel Perchotte (Step brother) on: Jan 11, 2019

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