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Born: Jan 25, 1956

Date of Passing: Dec 29, 2021

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January 25, 1956 - December 29, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lori-Anne Houston (nee Grieve) on December 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lori is survived by her husband of 41 years, Donald; her children, Pamela (Thomas), James (Melissa) and Michael (Kayla); grandchildren, Emersyn, Jackson and Liam; her brother, Ross (Kathy); brother-in-law, Joesph (Ginette); sisters-in-law, Dianne (Richard) and Linda (Alan); as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Isabel Grieve; her father and mother-in-law, Joesph and Lucy Houston; and her best friend Heather Sulkers.
Lori grew up in North Kildonan where she attended Lord Kitchener School, John Pritchard School and River East Collegiate. She graduated from Nursing in 1975 and started her career at Health Sciences Centre where she worked for 46 years. Lori was born to be a caregiver and would be the first to step up and help when someone was in need. Even through sickness she was more worried about everyone else, not herself. She was so proud to be a nurse and made many lifelong friendships and connections that she cherished so much. Lori enjoyed spending time at the family cabin at Flanders Lake with her family and friends, taking a peaceful kayak ride in the morning or pontooning around the lake. She enjoyed travelling, especially to go visit her brother. Lori loved watching her children and grandchildren grow up. She was so proud of all of them and was always there when they needed her. Lori was known to have many friendships from all parts of life; the old "gang", her nursing friends, her Chemo Savvy Teammates and so many more. Anyone that's life has been touched by Lori will forever have a void in their heart. She was truly one of a kind and will forever be missed. We take comfort in knowing she is now with her Heather wearing matching outfits watching over all of us.
Her family would like to thank everyone that supported us in the past year; her Oncologists; Dr. Banerji and Dr. Butler at HSC Cancercare; her family doctor Dr. Knezic; Selkirk Hospital Pallative Care for treating her with dignity and grace; her special nursing friends that moved mountains for her; our family and friends that carried us and anyone that reached out - Thank you.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Chemo Savvy Dragon Boat Team in her honour.

In another time, in a happier place,
we'll meet again. Rest now, Mom.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Ken and I were very sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. She was always very nice to us and especially to Ken when he was at HSC. Outpatient. Good neighbours, we wish you all the best. Ken and Betty Sutherland - Posted by: Elizabeth Sutherland (Former neighbours) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Dear James, Melissa and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She sounds like she was an amazing person. I hope your memories of her will help you during this difficult time. Louise and Ron DeClercq - Posted by: Louise DeClercq (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Lori was such a great person. I always enjoyed our conversations. Our sincere condolences to the Houston family. - Posted by: Charlene Sambrooke (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2022

  • Devastated on Lori’s passing. We have many memories of our time spent visiting, golfing, sitting on the deck with a glass of wine just relaxing and talking. Lori was a wonderful friend to many and will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Lori, free from pain. - Posted by: Randy and Maureen Demyd (Friends) on: Jan 08, 2022

  • I am saddened to read this. I had the good fortune of meeting Lori ( and dear Heather) 25 years ago. Heather (I was her hairstylist) asked if I might consider helping a friend of hers out who was diagnosed with cancer and was going to lose her hair. I offered to go to her home to remove her hair rather than have Lori have to come to a salon to endure that misery. I didn’t meet a woman who was broken at the thought of losing her hair. I met a beautiful, positive, no nonsense warrior. This, was not her first go round with cancer, she met it head on! I had the privilege of being in her life for years after tending to her hair and enjoying her wonderful humour, listening to some of her sorrows, and being witness to her love of family and friends through our many conversations. Gosh she loved her hubby, children and her treasures; her grandkids. Wow, what a special relationship and love she had for her brother who was also so helpful to her Heather. I will never forget you Lori, you inspired me so. The learning in life comes from our hard moments and although you had so, so many, it seemed to only multiply your ability to appreciate and find the joy in the everyday. You girls go have some more fun up there. Loved you both - Posted by: Leigh Ann Carriere (Friend ) on: Jan 08, 2022

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