Dorothy SCHEIE

SCHEIE Dorothy Elizabeth "Elizah" 1940 – 2006 On October 26, 2006 Elizah unexpectedly became very sick. She was taken to the Foothills Hospital where she passed away a week later on November 3, 2006. Her cancer at the time of hospital admittance was already too far advanced for treatments to be of any benefit. Elizah was the eldest daughter of the late Clarence and Helen Scheie formerly of the Duhamel district, who predeceased her respectively on October 1, 1990 and April 13, 2006. Elizah is survived and fondly remembered by her two daughters Dawn of Red Deer, AB and Aralie of Vancouver, BC: son Troy of Encinitas, California; sister Elpha (Vern) of Patricia, AB: and brother Louis (Arlene) of Drumheller, AB. Left to mourn also are her three lovely granddaughters Robin, Jamie and Nichole Walker of Red Deer. Elizah was born December 28, 1940 at St. Mary's Hospital in Camrose, AB. She was always a creative, ambitious, and independent soul. As a child, Elizah loved to draw and paint. Her artistic abilities often amazed teachers or anyone who saw her finished work. Elizah especially liked to draw and paint animals in their natural surroundings. She also did some very remarkable still life pictures. By age nine, she had a very impressive looking art folder to be sure. Going to university, taking art classes and becoming a professional artist was always a childhood dream, but circumstances later on in her life prevented that dream from happening or becoming a reality. Elizah began her schooling in 1947 at rural Duhamel School and grades 6-11 were completed at New Norway. She attended grade 12 and graduated from Camrose High School in 1959. Elizah passed all of her grades with honors and could have very easily been accepted into university but she decided that she needed to earn some money first so she went to work instead. Elizah went to work September 1959 at the Bethany Home in Camrose. She began work in the office under Mr. Bergh and under his direction attained such proficiency that upon his retirement she was able to take over official duties and serve as general accountant and office secretary. The following year Elizah made the employment decision to go to Edmonton and began working for International Harvesters. She remained with them until her marriage in 1962 to Terry Lomnes, from Camrose. Terry worked for General Motors in Calgary so he and Elizah moved there. They began a family right away and very soon, Elizah was the mother of three little ones. While the children were still small, Terry's job transferred him and the family to Edmonton. They bought a house and the family happily settled in. Elizah was a full time mom now and put her heart, mind and soul into this new job. Eventually Terry's business ventured him to Red Deer. Elizah became a single parent at that time and remained in Edmonton with the children. After the children were grown and living elsewhere, Elizah moved back to Calgary. Unfortunately at this time Elizah developed some severe food allergies which were associated with a low blood sugar syndrome that she suffered with, even as a child. The allergy problem combined with the low blood sugar resulted in her losing so much weight that she became frail to the point that she couldn't do the things that she wanted to do. Her rundown condition may have contributed later on to her cancer. Elizah is gone but not forgotten. She is fondly remembered by all her family, relatives and friends who knew and loved her. Her memory will always live on in our hearts and in our minds. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at

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