OWEN, Lorrie Leona Irene

October 5, 1942 – September 8, 2023

Lorrie was born in Turner Valley, Alberta to Alvin and Lola Swanson.  She was one of four children, Bob Swanson (deceased), Shirley Legare (deceased) and Larry (Donna) Swanson of Chilliwack, BC.

Lorrie spent most of her life in Calgary. It was there that she met and married Robert (Robbie/Bob) Owen. They had two children, Michelle and Mike. She had one grandson, Zach. Lorrie was a working Mom and she worked hard in her positions. She was very personable, had a mathematical brain and could remember an amazing amount of information. Her longtime friend Norbert (Camilia) Hune can attest to this.  After her marriage ended in 1980 Lorrie and Michelle started travelling to places like Maui, Arizona, Las Vegas and the trip of all trips, New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. Lorrie also loved to play Bingo and had a lifelong love of movies. In 2007 Lorrie and Michelle moved to Cochrane, where she resided until her passing.

There are numerous cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews, and friends who lives Lorrie’s kind heart touched. A special thank you to Helping Hands (Melia) of Cochrane for assisting Michelle with getting to/from the Foothills Hospital during this stressful time.

Mom, my best friend, I Love You and will miss you more than there are stars above. Rest now.

Arrangements entrusted to Alison Van Arnam, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca 403-932-1039

  1. On September 14, 2023 at 11:13 am Norbert and Cam Hune Said:

    Fond memories of a caring friend and mother who was always eager to tell the latest news about her favourite stars of golf and tennis. Lorrie kept an immaculate home, cooked elegant meals for guests, and took great care with her appearance. We will especially miss her laugh and all the pleasant times we had with her and her daughter Michelle.

  2. On September 19, 2023 at 12:45 am Dan,Glenda Owen Said:

    Lorrie was a kind and gentle woman . And was a wonderful cook,and baker.she made the best peach pies.
    The time we remember most was our Christmas together in cold Winnipeg,when our kids were still little in public school.
    We kept in touch,but time changed our times together,as our children grew up ,and moved on.
    Our family will remember Lorrie with happiness in knowing her,and with love.

  3. On September 20, 2023 at 11:03 am Ron Deitz Said:

    Lorrie was my neighbour and lived across the hall from me.
    She was a kind and gentle soul. I will miss her friendly smile.
    RIP Lorrie.

    Ron Deitz

  4. On September 22, 2023 at 2:50 pm Lesley Hegland Said:

    Lorrie was my neighbour and lived on my floor. Lorrie loved her daughter first and foremost. She loved to make sure her clothes and jewelry matched. Lorrie was very kind and friendly and we will miss her RIP Lorrie

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