DRESSLER, Lynne Margaret

June 8, 1947 – April 30, 2019

Lynne Margaret Dressler (nee Conley) passed away peacefully at the age of 71 on April 30, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta after a lengthy illness. She was born June 8, 1947 at Canora, Saskatchewan. Lynne was predeceased by her parents Stuart and Margaret Conley. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Wally, son Brad (Kailey), and daughter Kaley (Tobin), grandchildren Lily and Emari. In addition, she is survived by brothers Pat (Patricia), Jack (Linda), Brian (Linda), nephews Derrick, Jim, Shane, Jeff, Keith, Greg, and nieces Laurie and Christine.

With a strong courageous spirit and enduring determination, she overcame numerous health challenges throughout her life, always finding strength to carry on.  Lynne is fondly remembered as a fun loving person who was purposeful and caring in all that she did. She dedicated her life to nursing and was regularly recognized for her compassion and love towards her patients and their families. Inherited from her parents was her love of family that she now passes on to her loved ones.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Foothills and Rockyview Hospitals for the compassionate and dignified care they provided Lynne in her final months.

A Celebration of Lynne’s Life will be held at St. Mary’s Parish, 10 River Heights Dr., Cochrane on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Click here for google map directions

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada at http://www.heartandstroke.ca or 100-119 14 St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On May 4, 2019 at 6:13 pm Bill & Valerie Anderson Said:

    We remember Lynn very well. She was a tremendous supporter of the girls sports. We are very sorry to hear of her passing.

    Bill and Valerie Anderson

  2. On May 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm Allan & Jean Schaan Said:

    Dear Wally and Family. Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Our deepest sympathy. Refer to John 11:25.

  3. On May 5, 2019 at 8:18 pm Clarence & Donelda Krause Said:

    Dear Wally,
    We were sorry to hear your sad news and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Clarence & Donelda Krause

  4. On May 6, 2019 at 10:08 am Arthur Wildeman Said:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. On May 6, 2019 at 10:39 am Erwin & Connie Rathgeber Said:

    Our deepest sympathy Wally and your family.You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. On May 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm Lynda Browning Said:

    I offer to you, Wally, Kaley, Brad and the Conley brothers Pat, Jack, and Brian my condolences in the loss of Dear Lynne. She lived life to the fullest despite her health challenges which she faced with courage, wisdom, and perseverance. Whatever she did, she gave it her all. She loved her career as a nurse, her married vocation, motherhood, family gatherings and her friendships. I knew her from her high school days at Scott Collegiate in Regina. There was no end of fun when Lynne was around. I am sure she has left all of you with many fond memories of great times together. I am ever so grateful I got to dine with her and Wally at Brian and Linda’s in September. She was the same bubbly person I always knew. May she now Rest In Peace. Her struggles are over. Unfortunately I cannot be there for her funeral but I assure you that my heart, thoughts, and prayers will accompany you as you bid her your last farewell. May her legacy live on in all of you. With Sincere Sympathy and Love, Lynda Browning.

  7. On May 6, 2019 at 8:29 pm Janet barber/Lucille meaney Said:

    Lynne will always be remembered as such a bright light. Our wish is that she was cared for as compassionately as she cared for all her patients. Kind wishes and fond memories. Mrs Meaney rgh and daughter Jan barber ccu

  8. On May 7, 2019 at 6:43 am Bill and Carol Hunt Said:

    Our sincere condolences on Lynne’s passing. We remember her smile and laughter which would brighten any room. We hope you and your family find comfort in memories of Lynne

  9. On May 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm Diane Bather ( Zerr ) Said:

    Dear Wally, Brad and Kaley, I am so sorry to hear about Lynne’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you. Lynne was such a special person, so fun loving and kind and the best nurse I have ever worked with. We had so much fun whenever she was around. May she rest in peace. Diane Bather( Zerr)

  10. On May 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm Allen & Grace Hillsden Said:

    Dear Wally, Brad and Kaley: We were saddened to hear of Lynne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God is our comforter and He will comfort you in the days and weeks to come. Lynne made many memories for you to remember.

  11. On May 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm Brenda and Darrell Tunstead Said:

    Dear Wally, Kaley, and Bradley, our sincere sympathies to you and yours. Our heart hurts too, so many fond memories of our times spent together, like our trips to Saskatoon or Winnipeg, our vacations together, Disneyland, Clear Lake, Banff etc.
    Lynne and I enjoyed many a Gin and Tonic at cocktail hour, then on to beat Wally and Darrell at the card game Pinochle(women always won). Darrell and I will always treasure your friendship. May God Bless You All.

  12. On May 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm Selinger Sisters Said:

    Our mom Irene had the privilege of being cared for by Lynne at the Palliative unit at the Pasqua Hospital. She was such a good nurse my dad would say. Old school, hands on, gentle and compassionate, yet always full of fun. Special thank you from Brenda, Karen, Mona, Shelley, Val and Yvonne.

  13. On May 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm Heather Kerr Said:

    I was so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. I was in the same class as her at Scott Collegiate in grade 12 and then we met again at RGH in training. We always enjoyed Lynne’s antics at our every 5 year reunions. I know she will be missed by many. My sympathies to all the family.

  14. On May 8, 2019 at 6:21 am Ron Mastel Said:

    Dear Wally and family. Rita and I were very sad to read about Lynne’s passing. We remember the many good times we had with you and Lynne during our stint at the Plains Health Centre. We pray that memories of the times you and Lynne shared bring you comfort and peace.

  15. On May 8, 2019 at 9:04 am Eugene and Gloria Ryan Said:

    Wally ,Kaley,Brad and family,We are so sorry to hear of Lynnes passing .She took me under wing as a young nurse and a wonderful lasting friendship developed with many years of laughter and good chats.Take care

  16. On May 9, 2019 at 6:20 am Mike & Mary Ann Raedeke Said:

    Dear Wally and Family
    Our condolences to you and your family at this time of mourning. It was with great sadness that we heard the news this past Sunday as Pastor Solie announced Lynne’s passing during our congregational prayers. It goes without saying that you and your family are in our thoughts as we pray for comfort and strength for you all at this time. Take Care and may God’s grace shine upon you and your family and be gracious unto you. Yours in Christ – Mike and Mary Ann

  17. On May 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm Elaine Wright Said:

    To dear Wally and family. My prayers and condolences during your time of grief of losing Lynne. RGH nurses residence was a special place for all of us. I looked up to Lynne as a senior student then colleague. She was always positive even as my patient at RGH. Forever a smile that will not be forgotten! Blessings from Elaine Class 69’2.

  18. On May 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm Mauree murphy Said:

    My condolences to Wally, the Conley brothers, and her children. Sorry to hear of her passing. I remember such good times while our year in Inuvik, NWT. So many fun times, dancing, skoodoing, and trying to be cheerleaders. Had a good timing working with her at the general and so many good parties with friends. What a great nurse. Her sense of humour was contagious and I am sure helped many patients in there last days. Take care of yourselves and she will be remembers always. Maureen Murphy , Regina

  19. On May 10, 2019 at 7:21 am Perry & Carol Cochrane Said:

    Wally & Family.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.Lynne was a special person in our lives.We are so happy to have spent time with her.

    Perry & Carol

  20. On May 10, 2019 at 8:11 am Jake and Ann Van Damme Said:

    Wally and Family
    Our condolences to you and your family Wally. We can appreciate this being a very difficult time for you. You are in our prayers and may The Lord comfort and bless you.
    Jake and Ann Van Damme

  21. On May 11, 2019 at 4:57 pm Cheryle & Glenn Ozem Said:

    Our condolences to you Wally and family on the passing of your dear Lynne.
    Cheryle and Glenn Ozem

  22. On May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm Wally and Family Said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Wally.

    Lawrence Ward