DAVIS, Lynn


February 14, 1962 – October 24, 2012

Lynn Davis passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. She was comfortably settled at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta and was surrounded by her husband Rob and her two daughters Erica and Christine. Other family members were a steady support for her family during the last few days of Lynn’s life, including Kaila, her beloved black Labrador retriever.
Lynn is survived additionally by her father Stanley Einarson, her sisters Wendy, Kathleen, Patti and Tracy, her brother Dean, her in-laws Peter and Nancy Davis, her brother-in-law Allan and her sisters-in-law Janet and Anne.
Lynn had lived with cancer for the past twelve years. She had been well supported and cared for through the years by her family and by a large group of friends including many loving members of the Calgary Patriots Swim Club. Her friends graciously established a rotation of meal delivery and deliveries of food and treats that the family thoroughly enjoyed. In the early years of Lynn’s illness, she was an enthusiastic member of the SisterShip Dragonhearts boat team. She loved the practices, the camaraderie of her teammates, and competing in regattas from Toronto through to Vancouver.
Lynn had many interests including gardening, stitching, running, swimming, hiking and skiing the Canadian Rockies. She and Rob were most proud of their two daughters, and have taken great joy in watching them develop into the lovely young women they are today. Lynn had a great smile and an infectious laugh that will be missed by family and friends who loved her.
Lynn was cared for by Dr. Alexander Patterson and a team of highly skilled and kind medical staff from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Her family thanks this team of health care providers who so caringly looked after her.
A private memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W. T2N 4N2, www.albertacancer.ca .

  1. On 03/11/2012 at 7:05 am Myrna Patrick Fleury Said:

    I had the great privilege of knowing Lynn as a friend since our girls were in Brownies many years ago – she was kind, funny, smart and a wonderful mom. Her beautiful smile and the twinkle in her eyes endeared her to everyone who met her and knew her. She will be missed more than words can say.
    As I’ve said before to Rob, Erica and Christine – our thoughts and prayers are with you now, and always.
    Love from Myrna, Kevin, Jonathan and Courtney

  2. On 03/11/2012 at 7:32 am Vivienne Edwards Said:

    I knew Lynn from Girl Guides and from Olympic Heights School – many years ago. We had lost touch and I had not seen or spoken to her for many years. But this August I was in Victoria and the Dragon Boat races were on. Lynn’s name and face crossed my mind and bought a smile to my face as I remembered her stories of the training on Glenmore Reservoir. In the years that I knew her she was always upbeat, cheerful, always offering to help and to do the extra thing… cancer didn’t change her generosity to others. My thoughts go out to her family. We have lost an incredible woman.
    Vivienne Edwards.

  3. On 03/11/2012 at 6:14 pm Jonathan Williams Said:

    To the Davis family, but particularly Erica and Christine,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your mother. I can’t imagine how hard this must have been for you over the last years and months, but I think that you know that mum is surely in a better place now than she has been for the last while. I did not know Lynn but looking at her photo and knowing a little about you both through swimming as being warm and caring young women, I can imagine that Lynn was a wonderful human being and that you are going to miss her very much. She is part of you and will be with you always.
    Jonathan Williams

  4. On 04/11/2012 at 11:35 am Jill Tynan Said:

    Dear Rob,

    I was very sad to read about your wife in yesterday’s Herald. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and your daughters. She had a very long battle with this awful disease, and I know how much you loved and cared for her. Her obituary paints a picture of a vibrant woman with a joy of life, and her picture confirms that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.

    Jill Tynan

  5. On 08/11/2012 at 2:06 pm Susan Lee Said:

    Rob, Erica and Christine,
    I was so sad to read that Lynn had passed away last week. Lynn and I belonged to a first time mother’s group many years ago and I have fond memories of our monthly get-togethers and sharing stories about our newborn babies. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time.

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