Petrolia’s “lady in the yellow coat” will walk no more.
Following an extra special Christmas with her family, Lois Dinnin (nee Wright) passed suddenly on Monday, January 14, 2013. Raised in Seaforth, Ontario, she studied nursing in Guelph and then delivered two generations of babies at CEE Hospital in Petrolia. After she retired from CEE Hospital, Lois was a relentless advocate for the town of Petrolia and volunteered for the Victoria Playhouse (VPP), Communities in Bloom, Petrolia Discovery, and the IODE. Lois was an expert seamstress and great knitter with a remarkable eye for detail, style, and colour. Her most recent passion was gardening and she’d often say “You can never have too many tulips.”
In 1977, Lois lost the love of her life, Harry, “the flying school teacher”. “Loie” is mourned by her only child, Katherine (Robert) Rozman and grandchildren Natalie, Kyla, and Jordan (Sharon) and two great grandchildren, Kaila and Daphney.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 between 3 and 6 PM at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, 411 Greenfield St., Petrolia. The family would like to invite friends to join them in a casual celebration sharing memories and stories of Lois’ life with words of remembrance at 4 PM. Please wear something bright to honour her love of colour.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CEE Hospital Foundation and Petrolia Community Fund/VPP (SCF). Funeral arrangements are in the care of Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia: 519-882-0100. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.needhamjay.com.