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Duncan07-Jan-05 04:36 PM EST 4a   
Janine09-Jan-05 10:00 AM EST 2b   
Judy Hume10-Jan-05 05:47 PM EST   
Cindy15-Jan-05 07:39 AM EST 3a   
Tom Dawson17-Jan-05 09:06 PM EST 3a   
Doris 23-Jan-05 03:18 PM EST 3a   

Subject: Lois Hole
From: Duncan (fregrend@isys.ca)
Zone: 4a
Date: 07-Jan-05 04:36 PM EST

What a sad day it is today. We have lost a great woman and one of our greatest Canadian Gardeners. 10 years ago my passion for gardening was ignited when I received a gift of Lois' book, "Perennial Favourites". Over the years I have ventured to Edmonton on a number of occasions to visit family. I had always wanted to take a drive up to St Albert and drop in at the nursery in the hopes of meeting Lois. I regret never making the drive. My sympathies to the Hole Family and those who have lost loved ones to cancer. Duncan

Subject: RE: Lois Hole
From: Janine (jjschuel@telusplanet.net)
Zone: 2b
Date: 09-Jan-05 10:00 AM EST

I agree that we have lost a wonderful member of our community. I never met Mrs. Hole, but loved her books, and spring is not complete without a journey to The Hole's Greenhouses in St. Albert. She has made great contributions to her community, province, country, and the world of people who love to work with dirt and plants. What an inspiring woman. I am so sorry for her family, what a loss. She touched the lives of many more people than those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Subject: RE: Lois Hole
From: Judy Hume
Date: 10-Jan-05 05:47 PM EST

I lived many years in St.Albert when raising my family. I remember when Hole's greenhouse and garden centre had fresh produce and then changed to specifically nursery plants. We, St.Albertans often took for granted our good fortune to have such a wonderful business so centrally located but never lost sight of the wonderful business owner and caring individual Lois Hole was. She often added an extra cobb of corn or bigger cabbage or an extra bunch of bedding plants to our purchases just to make sure every one went away happy. She loved children and made sure every mother's day that they recieved a plant or two to give to their mummys. Always supportive, understanding, empathetic and informative whether working in her business or in the community. A hard act to follow and she will never be relaced. Our sincere prayers and condolences to the family and friends who came to love her. Respectfully Judy, Bill, Colin and Andrea Hume.

Subject: RE: Lois Hole
From: Cindy
Zone: 3a
Date: 15-Jan-05 07:39 AM EST

She was truly an amazing woman. May she rest in peace under the soil she so loved. All Albertans, and indeed the world, are poorer since she left us.

Subject: RE: Lois Hole
From: Tom Dawson
Zone: 3a
Date: 17-Jan-05 09:06 PM EST

Lois will be missed by so many gardeners -- her influence will be felt for years to come. I just learned the other day that it was Lois who encouraged my mother-in-law who in turn passed on her love of plants to her daughter - Donna - imagine what would have happened had Lois not been the giving person she was....

Garden on Lois -


Subject: RE: Lois Hole
From: Doris
Zone: 3a
Date: 23-Jan-05 03:18 PM EST

The memorial service last week was a fitting and touching tribute to a wonderful woman. I only met Lois Hole once, but I feel as though I have lost a friend. I wish she could have stayed with us long enough to celebrate Alberta's centennial.

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