Lois Lovina Padgett
May 8, 1930 – March 7, 2021
The Padgett, Bennell and Braet family sadly announce the quiet passing of Lois (Gram) in her 90th year into the arms of her soulmate and love of her life Milton and her daughter Debra. She was born in Wynyard Saskatchewan to Ellmer and Kay (Helmena) Melsted.
Lois lived in the prairies in her younger years, then Kelowna and eventually Oliver. While on a holiday away from nursing school, at Royal Columbia Hospital, her younger brother Don introduced her to the future love of her life, Milt. They were married in 1952. They settled in Oliver where she worked as a nurse for 2 years. After the birth of their 3rd child, Milt, Lois and girls moved to Penticton where their 4th child was born. After brief stays in Okanagan Falls, Kamloops and then Prince George, they finally settled here in the city they loved.
Lois is predeceased by her husband (John) Milton, daughter Debra, parents Elmer Melsted and Kaye Johnson, mother-in-law Agnes Dorsey, father-in-law Ed (Harry) Padgett and brother Don Melsted.
She is survived by Nancy Padgett (Braet) of Prince George, Susan Bennell (Danny) of Campbell River, and Ray Padgett of Pemberton; grandchildren Drew Padgett, Taylor (Lauren) Braet, Kaylee Braet (Bruce Planer), Brendan Bennell (Samantha Pearsall), Brett Bennell (Joe Ouimette), Lia Padgett (Alex Lavoie), and Meghan Barton; great grandchildren Aidan Padgett, Molly and Owen Barton and newest baby Grayson Bennell--who unfortunately, due to COVID, she never got to hold.
She could always be found on the go. In her garden, playing bridge, working on stained glass, finishing a sewing project, knitting, crocheting and trying recipes for dinner parties and get togethers. In their retirement years they lived 7 months out of the year at their cabin on Stuart Lake in Ft. St. James. Sadly, as Milt's health began to deteriorate, they sold their much loved second home on the lake and moved back to Prince George full time.
Due to COVID, there will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.