Long time Quesnel resident, Lois O’Regan passed away in her room at Wildwood Assisted Living Residence in Quesnel, B.C. on February 15, 2008.
Lois was born in Spirit River, Alberta, December 16, 1917. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1939.
She met her husband in Vancouver, B.C. where they were married on April 5, 1947.
Lois held many interesting jobs and positions in her lifetime, but the one she most talked about was hard rock prospecting beside her husband Jack in the northern part of B.C. in the Omenica country.
Lois and Jack built their first home on Jones Street. Together they continued to build a number of homes in the Quesnel area and later they built their home on Highway 97 where they lived for 26 years before moving to Lazzarin Street in Johnson subdivision in 1985.
After Jack passed away on June 12, 1996, Lois continued to live in their home until Wildwood Assisted Living Residence opened. Lois decided to move to Wildwood and was the first resident.
Lois has many, many friends who will miss her. All who met her loved her wit, humour and the sparkle in her eye.
A graveside service will be held at the Quesnel Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Lois’ life in April. A notice of that date will be advertised in the Cariboo Observer. Bring your stories of our friend Lois to the Celebration of her Life.
Lois was a stanch supporter of the S.P.C.A.
In lieu of flowers, Lois asked that a donation be made to the S.P.C.A. or the Charity of your choice.