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Lora Mellemstrand

March 3, 1941 - June 2, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lora Mellemstrand on June 2, 2018 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Lora is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Leighton Mellemstrand, of Duncan BC, son Grant (Naomi), daughter Lynn (Ralph), grandchildren Lora, Kenneth, Noah & Sam; brother Don (Caroline), sister Valerie (Neil), and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents Ross & Marion Bacon.

Lora grew up on a dairy farm north of Edmonton AB and went on to attend UofA, receiving a BSc (honours) in Household Economics & takng a year of Education to become a teacher.  After she & Leighton were married in 1965, they lived in Edmonton, Calgary & Armstrong BC before moving to the Island where they have resided for 31 yrs.  Wherever they went, Lora participated in church & community, establishing long-lasting connections. She was a busy, committed mother and grandmother, an accomplished seamstress, and had organizational skills that made things always turn out well, with what seemed to be effortless ability. Lora was a tremendous support to her family & friends, who appreciated her thoughtful quiet efficiency and delightful dry wit. While never seeking the limelight, she did not let that stand in the way of excelling in all that she did and for standing up for what was right.  For Lora, what was right always included caring.

The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional loving care provided by Acacia Ty Mawr, where Lora has resided for the past 5& 1/2 yrs. In remembrance, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. or to Duncan United Church.

The celebration of Life will be held for Lora at Duncan United Church on July 7, 2018,  2:00pm at Duncan United Church.




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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tim LORD
Relation: Friend and colleague of Grant.

My thoughts are with you and the family, Grant. I never met your mother but i am sure she has left you with many fond memories.

From: Tim LORD
Relation: Friend and colleague of Grant.

My thoughts are with you and the family, Grant. I never met your mother but I am sure she has left you with many fond memories.

From: mayvis marie (peterson) sloan
Relation: Her husband is my 2nd cousin.

So sorry for your loss. She had a challenging number of years and the Lord has taken her to a quiet, peaceful place. There will always be a void in your family , but we are so fortunate to have our life’s memories to keep us warm. May all of you find peace and love — my love and hugs to all…..

From: Claire Spencer

Although I only knew Lora from her time at Acacia, I know how much she was loved by her family and the staff there. I am so very sorry for your loss.

From: Lisa DePutter
Relation: Friend

I only knew your Mother once during a weekend away at the cabin and remember what a kind considerate person she was Condolences to you and your Family Lynn ❤️

From: David and Linda Fletcher
Relation: Long time friend

Leighton Grant and Lynne

We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time. Lora was a very special person. She will sadly be missed May she Rest In Peace.

From: Marguerite Fenyvesi (Glow)
Relation: house roommates, 1960-61 while attending U of A

Lora, Gerry and I all had room & board near U of A in 1960-61. I knew of her marriage and the birth of her children. Unfortunately, we later lost touch but I have fond memories of Lora and so it was sad to read her name in the “In Memoriam” column of “New Trail” Condolences to her family.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
July 7, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Dumcan United Church
246 Ingram Street
Duncan, BC Canada

246 Ingram Street
Duncan, BC Canada

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