Lois Agnes Margaret (Walker) Ballinger passed away at Points West Living in Stettler, Alta. on Aug. 9, 2019 at the age of 92 years.
Lois was born in Calgary, Alta. to parents Lloyd and Helen Walker on Dec. 20, 1926.
They farmed in the Byemoor area and Lois received her education at Rustle, Endiang and Castor schools.
She was an accomplished horsewoman and never forgot the name of any horse she met.
On Feb. 15, 1951, she married the love of her life, Wayne Ballinger.
Together they raised their four children in the town of Endiang.
She loved being a wife and homemaker and was known for the excellent meals she could whip up without much notice.
She used to say that Wayne married her because he loved her gravy.
Lois remained a resident of Endiang until failing health forced her to move to Paragon Place in Stettler.
Several years later she moved to Points West Living where her journey finally ended.
She faced everything that life dealt her with grace and dignity and never once said “Why me?”
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was truly loved.
Lois is survived by her loving family: daughters Dolores (Gary) Pearson of Stettler and Vicki Ballinger (Brian Abram) of Stettler; son-in-law Lyle Knowles; grandchildren: Trina (Duane) Peters, Carla (Jeff) Andersen, Denny (Ryan) Dettmer, Jennifer (Cory) Dittmann, Katie (Derrick) Campbell and Jonathon (Raelynn) Knowles.
She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Quinn Peters, Tyler, Justin and Eric Andersen, Turner and Nash Dettmer, Tristin, Leland, Milo and Violet Dittmann, Jorgie, Scarlett and Lyla Campbell and Wyatt Knowles as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many dear friends and neighbours whom she was very close to.
Lois was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Helen Walker; husband Wayne Ballinger; son Greg Ballinger; daughter Shannon Knowles; sister June Walker; sister and husbands: Pat (Harry) Duncan and Mike (Cameron) Keith; brother and wife Ford (Dawn) Walker and inlaws: Tillie and Ercy Ballinger.
A Celebration of Life was held on Fri., Aug. 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at the Endiang Community Hall, Endiang, Alta. Memorial contributions in memory of Lois are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S., Endiang Cemetery Club or to a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, Alta. T0C 2L0, 403- 742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
To send condolences to Lois’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.