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Born: Aug 11, 1927
Date of Passing: Jun 01, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory
August 11, 1927 – June 1, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lorna was a fiercely independent woman who died as she wished to - at home, with her family by her side and her cat at her feet.
She was predeceased in 2014 by her husband, A.C. (Al) Hamilton, in 2014. She will be remembered by her children - Irene (Tim and Charlie Killeen), Jeff (Robin Hamilton and Paul Marsh, Mason and Madison; Beck), William, and John (Jamie Savage, Max and Alice). She was also predeceased by her brother Don, and is survived by her sister Gwen Tripp. She will be remembered by her many Hasselfield and Tripp nieces and nephews and their families.
Lorna was born in Deloraine, Manitoba, where she lived through the dust bowl of the Depression and the Second World War. She left home to attend United College, where she excelled in mathematics and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching certificate. She taught in Dauphin and Roblin before raising her family. Many years later she taught math at St. John's-Ravenscourt School for a year, and spoke often of the fun of that experience.
Lorna was very artistic. She sewed, knitted, did crewel work, hand-crafted pottery and wrote poetry, leaving many wonderful creations. She loved to entertain and was an adventurous cook. She had her pilot's licence and flew a Cessna: she was a member of the Ninety-Nines, a women pilots' association of which Amelia Earhart was the first president.
She designed and built three houses and renovated every other house in which she lived. There was always a project on the go, right to the end.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Charleswood United Church.
In honour of Lorna's lifelong generosity, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the United Way of Winnipeg.
THOMSON “IN THE PARK”
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 10, 2023
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