Lorna Adair Obituary

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In Memory of

Lorna Adair

July 21, 1931 - March 5, 2011
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Adair, Lorna Jean nee Fearn It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our much loved wife, mother and grandmother. Lorna Adair passed away at Mission Hospice on Saturday March 5th at the age of 79 following a courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 57 years Douglas, sons Bruce (Patricia), Ian (Thipp), David (Brenda), Robin (Marisa) and grandchildren Amy (Matt), Tristan, Bryan, Megan, Justine and Rachel. She will also be missed by her sister Betty Moyls of Victoria as well as her many relatives and friends. Lorna was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver in 1938 where...
Adair, Lorna Jean nee Fearn

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our much loved wife,
mother and grandmother. Lorna Adair passed away at Mission Hospice on
Saturday March 5th at the age of 79 following a courageous battle with
cancer. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 57 years Douglas, sons
Bruce (Patricia), Ian (Thipp), David (Brenda), Robin (Marisa) and
grandchildren Amy (Matt), Tristan, Bryan, Megan, Justine and Rachel. She
will also be missed by her sister Betty Moyls of Victoria as well as her
many relatives and friends.
Lorna was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver in
1938 where as a young girl she worked in her Scottish father's grocery store
on Main Street and attended Sir John Oliver High School. She graduated as an
RN from St. Paul's Hospital and while nursing in Williams Lake she met her
future husband Doug who was working at the local bank. The couple moved to
Mission in 1954 where they raised 4 children as well as two Fearn cousins,
Jim (Syvil) and Joan (Barry Jones).
Lorna was always community minded. She was at various times the Chair of the
Mission Parks and Recreation Commission and Chair of the Mission Arts
Council. Lorna loved competition and was an enthusiastic golfer, curler and
bridge player which gave her an excellent opportunity to laugh and play with
her wide circle of friends.
As members of Rotary Lorna and Doug sponsored two international exchange
students to live with their family for a year at a time. They greatly
enjoyed Jen (from Australia) and Kristian (from Denmark) and have kept in
close contact with them and their families through the years. A strong
member of St. Andrews United Church, Lorna travelled overseas with Doug
(1986-1989) and spent three years in Papua New Guinea nursing and teaching
in a church missionary hospital and learning to speak the local dialect.
The couple returned to BC from overseas and while Doug served two terms on
Mission Council Lorna continued her many volunteer activities. Lorna served
on the board of Pleasant View Care Home and as a volunteer at the Mission
Hospice and the Mennonite MCC Thrift store. In 1999 Lorna and Doug Adair
were awarded the distinction of Freemam of the City for their outstanding
contribution to their community.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Mission Hospice for their
care and compassion. A celebration of Lorna Adair's life will be held at
Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32840 Janzen ave Mission at 1:30 pm on Thursday March 17th. Flowers
are gratefully declined in lieu of donations to the Christine Morrison
Hospice.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.woodlawnfh-mission.com
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
(604) 826-9548

"Dear family, Thank you for informing us of the loss of your mother Lorna. We worded together in PNG for 2 years. She was like a mother for us during these..."

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