Lois Hole Speaks
Words that Matter
“I have faith in a better future, because I have faith that most human beings want to do the right thing.” —Lois Hole

Lois Hole—master gardener, school trustee, university chancellor, lieutenantgovernor, and generous spirit—lived her life with passion and conviction. Never afraid to say what needed to be said, she has bequeathed to every one of us a legacy of caring: for friends and strangers alike; for our children; for our future.

Lois’s speeches, carefully selected and edited by Mark Lisac, afford a rich, enduring memory of the voice that inspired and encouraged people far and wide.

This book is the perfect keepsake for those who have been touched by her words.

“In viewing her speeches as a collection for the first time, we can see clearly why and how this remarkable woman changed public perception of the the lieutenantgovernor’s role. Her quiet determination and her abilty to relate to both young and old shines through in each of these pieces. Lois Hole Speaks captures the wit, humour and wisdom of a much-loved public figure. In fact, Lois became known throughout Alberta as “The Queen of Hugs”—a name she earned during her years as Chancellor, when she administered a warm and personal hugs to each graduand. She continued the practice as lieutenant-governor, adding a touch of warmth and intimacy to an otherwise austere and remote office.”

—James S. Edwards, PC, Board Chair Emeritus

From the Foreword

About the Contributors

Born in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, Lois Hole was a best-selling author, politician, entrepreneur, and an avid gardener. She was Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1998 to 2000 and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from February 10, 2000 until her death in 2005.

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Mark Lisac began his journalism career in Saskatchewan.

In 1978, he moved to Edmonton, where he has since focused his writing on Alberta politics.

Author : Lois Hole / Mark Lisac, Editor
ISBN : 9780888644886
Publisher : University of Alberta Centennial Series
Sugg. Retail Price : $24.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 440

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