Lois Evelyn HORTON

HORTON, Lois Evelyn

May 11, 1928 – April 8, 2014

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Lois Evelyn Horton (Francis) nee Eastman passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on April 8, 2014. Lois was born in Denholm Saskatchewan on May 11, 1928. Her family relocated to B.C. during The Depression and settled in Chemainus. Lois met and married Juck (John) Francis in 1946 and they lived in Ladysmith until Juck’s death in 1969. In 1976 Lois met and married Os Horton and moved to Victoria, where she stayed until after Os’s death. In 2012 Lois moved to Nanaimo to be closer to family where she spent her remaining years before passing to Glory to be with the Lord.

Lois is predeceased by her parents Korah and Vera Eastman, husband John Y. Francis and husband Os. T. Horton. She is also predeceased by her sons Michael and Barry, brothers and sisters Jean, Pearl, Wilson, Patrick, Margaret, Terry, and Sheila as well as her daughter-in-law, Barbara Horton.

She is survived by children Tom (Lisette), Carol, daughter-in-law Geri, stepchildren Ted (Heather), Dan, (Roberta), Carolyn, Phil (Martha) and Murray (Maureen). Also survived by brothers and sisters Gwen, Shirley, Elinor, Bob (Mary), Allen (Shirley), Rich, and Sandy (Lorna), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Lois was a devout Christian who most recently attended Oaklands Chapel in Victoria.

The service will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ladysmith Baptist Church. Refreshments to follow in the church hall. She will be interred in Ladysmith Cemetery next to her first husband, Juck and her son Michael. The family would like to express a special thank you to Lisette Dowdle, Geri Francis and Roberta Horton for their special care they gave to Lois during her final years.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or to the charity of your choice.

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