Lois died peacefully after a short but courageous battle with cancer on November 30, 2021. Born and schooled in Saskatchewan, married Merrill Lacheur in 1953 and spent many wonderful years in Saskatchewan before moving to Victoria, BC in 1973. Predeceased by Merrill and infant daughter, Linda; Lois is survived by husband, Derek Whittle and children, Debra, Lana (Gregg), Dean (Diana) and Neil (Tamina) as well as her beloved grandchildren, Cheryl, Gillian, Blake (Bailey), McKenna, Thomas and Renee. She will be missed by many other relatives and dear friends.
Blessed by a selfless character, Lois always put the interests of others ahead of herself, right to the very end. Her family was the most important thing to her and she devoted her life to ensuring her children and husband(s) had her endless support to enable their own success and happiness. Lois loved the performing arts and enjoyed many wonderful evenings at the Belfry and Langham Theatres as well as performances by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Lois was also a committed volunteer for both the Oak Bay United Church as well as the Royal Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Immense gratitude is extended to the wonderful caregivers at the Royal Jubilee as well as Dr. Russell Grimwood.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Lois would appreciate any donations to be directed towards the hospital foundation or the performing arts or a charity of your choice.
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Big hugs to everyone.
Buck & Donna Perrin