Lois Payne

Obituary of Lois Lenore Payne

LOIS LENORE PAYNE (nee Halloran) February 22, 1933 - March 7, 2022.

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Lois Payne on March 7th, 2022, at her home, Extendicare Halton Hills, in Georgetown, Ontario.  Lois was a loving and devoted grandmother, mother, wife, sister and friend to all whose lives she touched. 


Born in the neighborhood of Cabbagetown, Toronto in 1933, Lois was the eldest of 7 siblings and devoted the majority of her life lovingly caring for others.  She found work as an operator with Bell Canada, a bank teller with CIBC, a lunch volunteer who had an empathetic influence on the children at Hollywood PS in North York and bookkeeper with Williams Payne & Associates.  Lois volunteered for many years as the treasurer of All Souls Anglican Church and was an active participant in the choir having fond memories of traveling to Cambridge England to sing in cathedrals with the group.


Lois met her late husband Richard in grade 10 while studying at Jarvis Collegiate Institute. After maintaining a long distance relationship for some time, Rick had eyes for no other and made it official. They married in 1953.


Lois was a beloved mother to Richard Jr. (Christine), and Lori (Greg), and proud Granny of Jessica (Tyler), Michael, Christopher, Ryley and Addyson. She was predeceased by her parents, Mayetta (nee Hall) and William Halloran, and brothers Danny & Jimmy (Joan). Lois is survived by her younger siblings; Barbara Blemkie (Cecil), Bobby Halloran (May), Billy Halloran (Linda), Marilyn Halloran, Marion Coleman (late Michael).


Lois lived a very full life caring & mentoring the ones that she loved. That love extended to the many furry friends that touched her heart, and always brought a smile to her face. Loved ones fondly remember her enjoying her days in the garden, knitting and crocheting pretty much anything – especially darning everyone’s worn socks, working on a crossword puzzle or sudoku, and most definitely reading, reading and more reading. Although Lois was generally a quiet person, she was also very playful especially with her children & grandchildren. She loved spending her summers swimming and canoeing at the cottage with her family.


Lois had the patience of a saint. She was able to delicately provide a loving environment in the most challenging of circumstances. Lois could always find the brighter side, and always brought a smile to the face of others. Her family will always remember her sweet demeanor, and very good sense of humor. Often joking with her grandchildren as they approached her short stature, and her beautiful curly locks that her children referred to as the “bird nest”.


Over the past years, Lois experienced the progressive symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, affecting her memory and ability to communicate with her loved ones as she once did. This never affected her positive impact on her family or the community surrounding her. Her caregivers at Extendicare loved seeing her sweet smile and shared in her joy of music and snuggles with animals.  An extended thank you to the amazing care givers that touched Lois’ experience in her 6.5 years in long term care. 


Lois will be sadly missed by everyone.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Lois’ life for friends and family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The Humane Society of Canada and/or The Alzheimers Society of Canada.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Lois
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Jones Funeral Home
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