DAFOE, Lois

Dafoe

Lois Dafoe ~ 1931 ~ 2011 ~ Lois Dafoe passed away peacefully at South Country Village on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the age of 79 years. Lois was born April 7, 1931 in Diamond Hill, Saskatchewan and was raised in Waldeck and Swift Current.  At the age of 16, she started working as a Nurses Aide in Swift Current and went on to receive formal training in Fort Qu'appelle.  Lois later moved to Medicine Hat for a short period of time, where she worked at the glass factory in Redcliff.  She enjoyed Medicine Hat and always hoped that one day she would live there again. Upon returning to Swift Current, she once again turned her attention to those in need.  Lois was a naturally caring, kind and compassionate lady so it was befitting for her to go back to nursing.  She worked in recovery for a number of years and was proud to have a hand in helping people through this process.  Lois loved people - especially the elderly - and they in turn, loved her.  Those around her felt her sincerity and warmth of her gentle spirit.  She took great pride in herself and made sure her hair and appearance was just right.  Equally, she made her house a home and was welcoming to anyone that would drop by.  Over the years she enjoyed travelling to a variety of locations including Jamaica, Alaska and Hawaii.  She didn't have to travel too far, as special memories of camping were made right close to home in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. She enjoyed music and loved to dance.  She wasn't afraid to kick up her heels to square dance and round dance.  She had fun and often gained an audience when she danced.  Lois gave selflessly to others and never expected anything in return.  She was always so appreciative for the things anyone would do for her.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by her daughter, Judy-Lynne (Grant) Scott of Medicine Hat;  granddaughter, Heidi (Warren) Ayers and their son Noah of Medicine Hat; a sister, Marjorie (Harold) Casselman of Swift Current as well as numerous other relatives and extended family.  She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Elma Dafoe and a brother, Billy Dafoe.  A Celebration of Lois' life was held at the Wuerfel Auditorium, South Country Village, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat, this morning, Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the family plot at Mount Pleasant Burial Park, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.  (Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com)   If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lois' name may be made directly to the charity of one's choice.  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta. T1A 4V4. Telephone: 1-877-528-6455.