Lois Burgess

Obituary of Lois Faye Burgess

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Lois passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Windsor, on December 21, 1964 she was the daughter of Helen (Jeffrey) and the late Raymond Burgess. Lois graduated from Horton District High School in 1983 and subsequently obtained her B. Ed degree from Acadia University in 1987. She taught for a number of years before transitioning to working at the Acadia Childhood Development Center (ACDC) where she also worked for a number of years. For the last few years she has worked part-time with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library leading the children's story time programs at the Hantsport and Windsor branches which she enjoyed immensely. Lois loved music especially playing the piano and singing. She was a member of the choir at Hantsport Baptist Church for many years where she was able to use her talent to its fullest. She was a kind and compassionate person as evidenced by her many lifelong friends, some of them going back over 40 years. She also cared for her parents until her father's passing and her mother's move to a special care home. Her strong Christian faith was evident to all those who came in contact with her, especially in these last few months. It brought her great comfort and sustained her especially at the times when she felt the worst physically. She leaves behind her mother, Helen; brother, Grant (Nancy) and niece, Sarah. She was predeceased by her father, Raymond. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who looked after Lois and enabled her to stay in her home for as long as possible. They would like to especially thank Leah Winter who faithfully organized all things related to Lois' care over the last number of months. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A private, invite only, service celebrating Lois’ life will be held Monday, November 23 in Hantsport Baptist Church, Hantsport, Rev. Jennifer Riley officiating. A webcast of the service will be available starting at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in memory of Lois may be made to Hantsport Baptist Church, PO Box 152, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0 or the Annapolis Valley Regional Library - Hantsport Branch, PO Box 467, Hantsport, NS B0P 1P0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca