Obituary of Doreen Mae Lougheed
July 25, 1928 – Wetaskiwin, Alberta
August 24, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
Doreen Mae Lougheed of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the age of 94 years with her daughter, Dianne, and granddaughter, Jennifer, by her side.
She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Lougheed and Deborah Sinclair; niece, Shiela Bradley; her grandchildren, Allison Coulthard, Bradley Sinclair, Carolyn Dumbeck, Jennifer Kavalinas, and Jeffery Sinclair; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald Douglas Lougheed, and by her elder brother, William Bradley.
Doreen was born in Wetaskiwin, AB to Norman Bradley and Francis Lillian (Dee) Bradley. Her father was the Chief Engineer for Alberta Highways and they moved frequently until they settled in Edmonton where she started grade six. She trained as a speed skater and one of her teammates was chosen to compete in the first women’s event in the winter Olympics. She had a part time job in high school in the alterations department of the Eaton’s Store and served on their fashion council. Doreen was accepted into a program in fashion design in New York but agreed to study for a year at the University of Alberta. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the Alberta School of Business and married Don Lougheed in 1949. Don Lougheed was a director and executive with Imperial Oil and they lived in many cities including Tulsa, New York, Regina, Edmonton, and Toronto.
Doreen was a wonderful mother and grandmother, participating in a wide range of activities and hosting wonderful family meals and parties. She designed and made all of her own clothes as well as her children’s garments. She contributed to volunteer organizations especially the Junior League serving as its Treasurer. Doreen was often quietly driving family and friends to medical appointments. She also enjoyed curling, skiing, and golf as well as holidays at the Banff and later the Canmore cottage. One year she won the Super Seniors event at the Calgary Golf and Country Club. She loved planning holidays and travelled around the world with family and friends. We will miss this vivacious and compassionate woman.
Doreen and the Lougheed family are long-time members of Christ Church, Elbow Park in Calgary (3602 8th Street SW). Funeral Services will be held at Anglican Parish of Christ Church (3602 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Calgary Golf and Country Club.Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Doreen’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
Doreen established scholarships for women in the MBA program at University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to these scholarships or to your favorite program at these institutions.
In living memory of Doreen Lougheed, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.
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