Heggen, Lola: Gardening, flowers and quilting were special pastimes

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The family of Lola Heggen sadly announce her sudden passing on Sat. May 7, 2016.

Lola was born in Federal, Ab. to George and Georgette Easton on June 11, 1922, the second oldest of the family of six siblings. She grew up on a farm and attended school in the Coronation area.

Lola worked at the Lacombe Hotel in Lacombe Ab. before she married Henry Heggen on Nov 24, 1943.

Together they made their home on a farm in the Spondin area and raised a family of two girls, Mavis and Anola.

Lola and Henry parted ways and Lola moved to Hanna where she worked at several places including Rawlusyk’s Bakery and the Acadia Lodge.

After retiring, Lola bought the house of her dreams, which was her pride and joy. Gardening, flowers and quilting were pastimes that gave her great pleasure.

Failing health forced Lola to sell her house and she moved to the Acadia Lodge and finally to the Hanna Long Term Care Facility where she resided until her passing.

Lola shared the last 48 years of her life with a special friend and partner, Alois Csanits.  Together they enjoyed numerous trips throughout Alberta, B.C. and the United States.

Lola is survived by her two daughters: Mavis (Garry) Hamilton and Anola (Butch) Moench; four grandchildren: Steven (Roxann) Hamilton, Darcy Hamilton, Brian Moench and Bonnie (Jovan) Deadlock; six great grandchildren; three sisters: Ellen Colina, Loreen Coughlan, Joyce Petterson and one brother Jack (Joan) Easton; plus several nieces and nephews.

Lola was predeceased by her mother and father, George and Georgette Easton, her sister Erma Hogg and a niece, Romona Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hanna Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Box 20, Hanna, Ab. T0J 1P0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd was entrusted with arrangements 403-854-2758


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