Laura passed away peacefully on Friday July 24, 2015 at the Red Deer Hospice after a short battle with cancer. She was born on May 7, 1929 in Saunders Creek, Alberta and later married Ted McGowan on October 18, 1952 in Markerville. Ted passed away in 1962. Laura was a civil servant for 37 years at CFB Penhold, up to her retirement in 1992. She was survived by one son Don (Judy), grandchildren; Tammy (Chad Scotvold), Don (Lauren), and four very special great-grandchildren; Sloan, Lexi, Brody and Brynn. She is also survived by one sister Joan Watson, and sister-in-law Fran Weyts. As per Laura’s wishes no funeral services will be held. Donations in Laura’s memory may be made to Red Deer Hospice.