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Colleen Lewis (Lorimer)

Date of Death: March 3, 2019


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on March 3rd, 2019.

Colleen (Lorimer) Lewis was born in Berwyn, AB but would eventually be a transplant back to Alberta from Saskatchewan where she spoke often of the family farm and growing up surrounded by her siblings in Outlook, SK. Born a Lorimer she had the challenge of losing her father as an infant but was raised a Hudec by her mother Eileen and the man she would affectionately call Daddy Stan.

She would travel and call Edmonton, AB home where she met the man who would be her husband of 38 years, Gary, have three boys Chris, Jeff and Ryan while building an extended family with Gary’s kids Bob, Dan, Corinne, Tom and Judy. Family was Colleen’s pride and joy and without a doubt her life’s dedication. She was the first to volunteer, the loudest at sporting events and won numerous awards for her dedication to her children’s lives. She will always be remembered as the parent and grandparent who could be counted on, regardless of the ask or the time required.

Colleen was a hard worker holding jobs at Zellers and Fanny’s Fabrics in Edmonton, AB. After moving to Calgary, AB in 1986 her friendships grew and she found her stride and passion working with the great team at AGT and Telus where she was a leader and a friend to many.

After the passing of Gary, Colleen started a new chapter moving to Crescent Valley near Nelson, BC to be closer to son Ryan and her grandchildren in the Kootenays. She built great friendships, bowled with friends, hiked the hills and found a peace inspired by nature. Nelson made her the happiest she had been in her adult life, a testament to the power of the Valley.

Those left who felt Colleen’s constant love are sons Chris (Michelle), Jeff (Dawn) and Ryan (Christena), stepchildren Dan (Gladys), Corinne (John), Tom (Marney), and Judy (Tom), twenty-one grandchildren; sisters Lois, Donna and Diane and brother Errol. Colleen was predeceased by her husband, Gary, parents and stepson Bob.

In lieu of flowers please make donations directly to Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation.

Our thanks to the nurses and staff of the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, you are all amazing.


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From: Heather MacDougall
Relation: Friend of my sister.

Colleen was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She knew my sister better than I, but that didnt stop her from taking my his and and I in when we visited in Calgary, and Gary and her taking us to the Stampede. Have some great memories of that visit, and actually have the wonderful pink (as I was dealing with chemo from breast cancer) that Colleen insisted I have. She did indeed love her family and they always came first. I enjoyed the times i spent with Colleen and we had kept in touch. I will miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family. Till we meet again

From: Linda Robertson
Relation: Through work at AGT/Telus

Colleen and I started working together at AGT in 1986. She was a kind and loving friend. She loved her husband Gary, and adored her three boys, Chris,Jeff, and Ryan also ALL of her grandchildren ! I will miss you forever Colleen. You were truly “one of a kind”…I’m so glad you had such strong faith.

From: Dianne Casley
Relation: friend

Our dear Colleen…. you were a good friend, you fought a very tough battle against the nasty cancer beast xo <3 Your strength in this battle was truly to be praised Colleen. You tried the different things such as CBD, Phoenix Tears and the meds the Dr. prescribed for you. Although you didn't know how to bowl, we welcomed you with open arms. You my dear were dubbed "Gutter Queen" lol!! Your bowling improved each year. You will be dearly missed. I will still honk on my up and down the Valley, as that was how you knew I was going to visit my family & friends and when I was on my way home. Love you my friend. No more pain or frustration Colleen….. nothing but the sweet arms of your loving husband Gary to hold you now. Rest in Peace xoxo <3

From: Kelt Stadnyk
Relation: Aunt

My love and condolences to everyone in the Lewis family, as well as to all my aunts and uncles. Colleen touched many lives in such a wonderful way. I will always remember how she never judged people for how they lived or the decisions they made. She took life as it came and it takes a special person to do that. All our love.
Kelt, Mel, Mason and Darian.

From: Josie Giampa
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Colleen at Telus for 10 Yrs, she was a beautiful nice lady. My she rest in peace…

From: Lorraine Proceviat
Relation: Sister-in-law

She loved her family and fought the long battle and is now at peace

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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In lieu of flowers please make donations directly to Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation.


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Our thanks to the nurses and staff of the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, you are all amazing.

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