Lois Jean Currie
August 2, 1947 ~ July 25, 2015
Lois Jean Currie, of Creston, B.C., passed away peacefully on July 25, 2015 at Creston Valley Hospital at the age of 67.
Lois was born on August 2, 1947 in Nelson BC to Wright and Margaret MacIntosh.
Following her father’s career as a brewmaster, Lois lived in Nelson, Cranbrook and Fernie before finally settling in Creston in 1959. In 1964 she secretly eloped and married Ian Currie in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and together they had two children, Jacqueline and Brian. Lois was very proud of her Creston Valley heritage with her great-grandparents, John and Sarah Ellen Dow being some of Creston’s first pioneer settlers.
Lois worked as a librarian at the Creston Public Library and was a 27 year employee of School District 86 where she worked at the District Resource Center.
A unique soul, Lois was very creative and known for her talent in the kitchen. She also spent many years actively involved in Quilts for Kids and was also a founding member of the Bee Hive Quilters. Known for her colourful sense of style, Lois was never happier than when she was meeting new people or playing surrogate grandmother to her friends’ children and grandchildren. She most recently became involved with the local chapter of Days for Girls, helping to empower women in third world countries.
Lois is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ian; daughter and son-in-law Jacquie and Len Ringstad; son Brian and daughter-in-law April; brother Stuart; sister Kay; sister-in-law Joan; grandchildren Matthew, Tanis, Aaron, and Yyael; great-grandchildren Brennan, Ella, Adalyn, Ainslie and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held at the Creston branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Monday August 3, 2015.
In lieu of flowers to the family, donations may be made in Lois’ name to: Days for Girls, Creston Chapter, c/o Debra Mehrer, 427 – 4th Ave S, Creston, BC V0B 1G3.