Mom passed away peacefully June 9, 2022 shortly after celebrating her 98th birthday on May 12th. She kept in touch via Zoom calls, telephone calls and had as many in-person visits with her friends and family as possible to offset the pandemic. Family and friends were the centre of her life, in all things her joy and sincerity were evident.
Mom was born in 1924 at Beresford just north of Souris, Manitoba to Jean and George Davison and grew up with her four brothers Jack, William (Bill), Geordie and Gerald (Deb). She attended the one room School #447 just west of her home and then taught there for two years after completing her Grade 12 . She moved on to work for Wawanesa Mutual in Souris and then in Summerville, Manitoba. She met James Arthur Tully (Art) (predeceased 1998) through her brother Jack and enjoyed two years of dancing, movies and spending time at the Davison farmstead. They were married on December 27, 1948. They bought a farm at Elgin, Manitoba and spent three years working at establishing the farm and working in Winnipeg in the winters to pay the bills. In 1953 they purchased property in Winnipeg and built their home at 138 Oakdean Boulevard where Lois resided until recently.
Mom and Dad raised 5 children: Linda Jane (Geoffrey Kerr), Denis James, (Rita Mc Innis) Douglas Grant (Sally Gyles), Margaret Anne (Larry Demco) and Scott Kimball (Dolores Sawatzky, former spouse Lori Hall). Lois has many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family members.
Through the kid’s formative years, there were many weekend trips to visit Mom’s brothers who farmed across western Manitoba. There was also a passion to camp out at Sioux Narrows to allow her to be closer to nature. Mom was very outgoing and was involved with ‘Engineer’s Wives’ group in the 50’s and became closely involved with the church through Junior Achievement for teenage girls. St Andrew’s was a integral part of her daily life. She also taught swimming at the YMCA and had many talents as an artist creating paintings, baskets, quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet and was active in the Manitoba Crafts Guild. Mom’s true passion was to teach and she spent a great deal of time with young women teaching all of these crafts.
Service of Memorial will be 1:00 pm Saturday June 18 at St Andrew’s Anglican Church (Woodhaven) officiated by The Reverend Liz Richens. Interment has taken place at Glenwood Cemetery, Souris MB, service officiated by The Reverend Ian Mills.
In Lois’ memory, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa), 167 Aikens Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W-0A1. Please take the time to plant a geranium for Lois. The family wishes to acknowledge a deep appreciation for the staff at the Charleswood Personal Care home for their loving care of Lois.
Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, and lovely; think on these things. Phil. 4:8.
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3 thoughts on “Lois Anne Margaret (Davison) Tully”
My deepest condolences to the Tully family. I had the pleasure of meeting Denis through his wife Rita.
I met Lois and Art (Aka Mr. and Mrs. Tully) when I was just 11 years old at Colloseo Restaurant on Corydon Ave. My sister Rita was engaged to Denis, and they wanted to introduce us to Lois and Art.
I was immediately taken by Lois’s gentle and kind demeanor. Little did I know that she would play a key role in my life, expressing joy in my accomplishments and encouraging me to try new things.
My wife Jen and I remember how overjoyed you were to hear of our engagement. Your excitement and support for us will never be forgotten.
Whenever I think of Lois, the words kindness, joy, peace, humility, and gentleness immediately come to mind. If I amount to being even half of the person she was, I will be a great person.
Lois, I will always remember your smile, laugh, and sweet Grandmotherly voice. I will honour you by making every effort to be kind to others, especially those who I know are facing a difficult time in their lives.
I will always miss you, and always remember you.
I met Lois at Rita and Denis’s place during a family gathering. I was impressed with her kindness and interest in current affairs It was a privilege to have met her, in her golden years. I visited her when she was at the Misericordia hospital waiting for placement. No matter her situation she was so positive and appreciative of her care.
I am impressed with the amount of loving care, time, and effort taken to make Lois’s senior years so special by Rita, Denis and family. I am sorry for your loss and may your memories be of comfort.
May she rest in Eternal Glory.