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Born: Aug 20, 1952
Date of Passing: Oct 09, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
August 20, 1952 - October 9, 2020
She will forever be remembered and missed by her husband Brett, her sister Lonna Solnes (Wes), her uncle Boyd Solnes (Rita); nieces, Dayna (Mike), Signe (Roman); mother-in-law Dorine Murash, brother-in-law Jamie McQuarrie (Cheryl), sister-in-law Judy Lynn Kay (Robert), and the grandnieces and grandnephews.
Lois was born and raised in Dominion City, Manitoba where she contracted polio at three weeks of age. She had her share of medical issues as a child but in true Lois style, never let her disabilities slow her down. Absolutely no PITY PARTIES for Lois.
In 1979, she married Brett Munro and moved to mainland BC, and settled in New Westminster, BC. Lois was a musician's musician. She played piano and sang like an angel. Lois taught both piano and voice for over 50 years, lead a few choirs and loved each and every student who passed through her studio.
Post-polio might have taken her life but not her spirit or sense of humour. She will be missed by her family and friends and acquaintances too numerous to mention.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 20, 2020, Oct 21, 2020, Oct 22, 2020, Oct 23, 2020, Oct 24, 2020
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
I (was about 11 or 12) remember Lois as a very sick child (i think she was in an iron lung). I briefly visited her Mom, Bernice, and she was in bed at the time. My Mother was also ill with polio at the same time. Lois is in a better place under God's care. With respect to the family. - Posted by: Witty Family (Tom) (Friends) on: Oct 28, 2020
Our condolences to the family and friends. We haven’t seen Lois for many years ...Will always remember her. - Posted by: Tom and Caren Norris (friends) on: Oct 25, 2020
Oh Lois, lovely, witty, talented Lois, we will miss your bright smile and fun sense of humour! Lois had great patience with me, trying to help me be an "Ad Lib" piano player. I can still hear her say, "Sharon Get out of the Root position!" thus she named me Rooty. Brett we know you are her soulmate and she adored you!--I think it's been 100 years or so? Such a special Woman! May your heaven be filled with music and song and laughter as you deserve! Love you Sharon - Posted by: Sharon Nagle (A challenging piano student & friend) on: Oct 22, 2020
Lois always sang at different events. One of the favorites was I Got A Brand New Pair of Roller Skates. She was a special person. Our deepest sympathy to her family. - Posted by: Bert and Joey Simpson (friends) on: Oct 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lois's passing. Our condolences to Brett during this difficult time. - Posted by: Larry Slack (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2020
Having moved to Vancouver 40 years ago Lois and Brett and I were able to cross paths a few times here. Our school days long behind us but Lois continued to be a little larger than life when dealing with the world around her. You definitely noticed when Lois made an entrance. She was a diva! Condolences to Brett and Lois' family. Robert Whitwell Vancouver, BC - Posted by: Robert Whitwell (friend) on: Oct 20, 2020
When I met Lois, I knew we would be a good fit. She was bubbly and opinionated, just like me. A strong, passionate woman, Lois was an inspiration to all! She will be sadly missed but is now singing with the angels. - Posted by: Cheryl Rogers (friend and CPA) on: Oct 20, 2020
The obit says it all about Lois, a true warrior she was in life. So sorry to hear of her passing. Our condolences to Brett and family. - Posted by: Richard and Darlene Buckinx (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Lois. I remember walking along beside her to school. She was such a strong willed girl. If she fell in the snow, she would not let me help her. - Posted by: Delores Steg (Walters) (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2020
I think of her with such love and admiration. NOTHING got her down!!!!. I remember puling her around in a wagon, she with a body cast on, with her sister Lonna. That was many years ago now. Even then she was full of spirit. She was so much fun and always upbeat. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Val Skene (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2020
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