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In loving memory of an amazing lady, it is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Lola B. HOLMES (nee PEARSALL) who passed peacefully at her home in Vancouver BC on Nov 2nd, 2021 at the age of 103 with her eldest son by her side.

Predeceased by her husband Sidney (2013), her parents Joe & Bertha (nee HIGGINS), brother Victor (Lydia) and grandson Sean (2020).

Leaving to mourn, her brother Ralph (late Mary), son Aubrey (Anna) grandchildren Titcha & Damon, son Dene (Liz) grandchildren Adam, Kerri (Dan) great grandchildren Sierra, Easton.

Lola was born in Luseland SK Sept 1918. She survived the Spanish flu & loved swimming and tennis.

Graduating from Nursing at U of T where she met Sid, a teacher, her partner of 60 years they settled in Sudbury in 1960.

Lola loved her career as a Public Health Nurse where she made many long-time friends. Due to labour laws of 1983, she was forced to retire at the young age of 65.

Soon they made Vancouver their home where Lola found lots of community things to do and still ventured back to Sudbury every summer.

She co-founded Vancouver Newcomers Club & alumni, found hours of pleasure in playing & studying bridge, cared for the homeless & became very active in swimming & tai-chi, at age 95 she climbed the leaning tower of Pisa & started visiting Bonavista NL every summer.

At 80 she took up Curling (again) at which she proudly achieved world class status in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Oldest Active Curler in the world at age 101yrs, 196 days.

Lola was also featured in a 2020 David Suzuki documentary “aging well”.

Lola had a great outlook on life, a fantastic quality of life and lived life to it’s fullest.

Thank you to family and all her many friends who made it so.