Mabel Ramona Kinghorn, the fourth child of Pete and Emma Grove, was born on June 15, 1941 in Hardisty, Alberta. She passed away November 23, 2019 in Killam, Alberta. During her third bout with cancer she fought valiantly but passed away surrounded by family and friends.
Ramona moved from the family farm to Lougheed to work at the hotel and there she met the love of her life Bill who was working at the seed cleaning plant. They were married on November 9, 1963. Their lives were made complete with the arrival of their son Wade, born on June 11, 1968.
They settled in Lougheed where they lived all their lives. Many memories were made in the little house on the west side of Lougheed that is now the post office. After their marriage, Mona worked at the grocery store on Main Street Lougheed. She later worked as a teacher’s aide between Lougheed and Sedgewick schools for more than 20 years.
After Bill’s passing and her retirement, Mona was able to devote a large chunk of her time to community efforts such as the library board, the museum society, the senior's centre, and the local fish pond.
Ramona loved camping, fishing, and playing cards but most of all she loved family. Spending time with a baby on her lap surrounded by nieces and nephews always made her smile.
Mona was predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents Pete and Emma, sisters Linda and Marta, brother Carl and his wife Linda, brother John, nephew Todd, niece Donna and her husband Bill. Ramona is survived by her son Wade, her siblings Anna (Bill), Cliff (Cheryl), Peter (Deb), sister in law Gail, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and extended family.
Mona was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Lougheed Community Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Killam Health Care Foundation (Palliative Care) or the charity of the donor's choice.