Lois Kathleen Russell
February 1, 1943 – December 13, 2011
Lois passed away at Saanichton Hospital after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Helvi and Thomas Russell. She is survived by her sister Linda (Allan) Smith, three nephews, Ronald (Kim), Raymond (Monica) and Russell. Great nephews and nieces Tony (Chelsea), Nicole, Courtney (Andrew), Shelby, Jacob, Hannah, and several cousins. Lois was severely disabled at birth, and had to cope with many difficult challenges throughout her life. She lived at Glendale Lodge for many years, and was transferred to Clayton Place seventeen years ago. The caring staff there were like a family to Lois. The compassionate care they provided was remarkable, in helping with her numerous health concerns. During her hospital stay, she was never alone. The Clayton House staff took turns sitting by her bedside. Their familiar and friendly presence comforted Lois. When Linda visited, she was encouraged by the care they gave to Lois and the knowledge that they were always there to support her through the difficult last days. Many thanks to all of the staff at Clayton House. You folks are awesome and unappreciated by the health care system!! Special thanks to John, Amanda, April, and to Steve, who was with Lois when she died early Tuesday morning. Linda shared time with each of them on her visits. Thanks to the wonderful staff in the emergency ward of Saanichton Hospital and Dr. Tamboline for the exceptional care he gave to Lois for many years. Clayton House should be renamed Clayton Home, because it most certainly is. There will be no service. The family will gather for a private memorial later
Arrangements by First Memorial
Donations in Lois’s memory can be made to:
875 Clayton Road
North Saanich B.C.