In Memory

Lorna Berezay (Lund) - Class Of 1962

Lorna Gene Berezay Lund passed away on June 14th, 2001.

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06/01/10 11:05 AM #1    

Terry Lund (1963)

Married Terrance Lee Lund Sept 21, 1962

Here is some History

Lorna cooked on the ranches I worked at and did lots of sewing and crafts as well.   She was a 4-H leader for the sewing club and taught lots of girls how to sew and do different crafts.  When we moved to Stirling she went to work at the Hospital in the Housekeeping Dept....then she applied for a position as the Seniors co-ordinator and got it..she did crafts with the seniors and took them out on outings and they made quilts and auctioned them off to raise money for the extended care unit at the hospital. 

She got sick in August of 1999 and nobody knew what was wrong, finally her family doctor did some extra tests and found out her platlete count was way out of wack sent her to another Dr and he sent her to a Specialist. 

She went and seen the Specialist in Feb of 2000 and was Diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia with excessive blastsomias...She had Cancer of the Blood...

Her only alternative was to have a Stem Cell Transplant..She was Scheduled for the Transplant in Aug of May of 2000 she went to get some preliminary admission work done at the Cancer Clinic in Calgary and when the Dr.'s seen her lab work they moved her Transplant up to June 14, 2000...

Her Sister Glenna McLeod was a perfect match for the stem cells and she was notified to come and donate.  I was told that most patients with her type of Leukemia don't find a doner and if they do it is usually to late Thank goodness for small miricles.  Lorna had her Transplant on June 14, 2000 and went thru the chemo and other treatments in Sept 2000 she was in remission...

She came home form Calgary the first of October2000...We traveled and visited people we had not seen in yrs.   Made plans to go to Hawaii in Feb 2002 with the girls, her sister and her girls..kind of a girls holiday. 

In March 2001 she was strating to feel ill again and so off to the Dr's we went...he did a bunch of tests and to our dismay the Leukemia had come back. 

The girls held a surprize Birthday Party For her and there was around 150+ people showed up...People from High School right thru to the people she worked with at the Hospital..the Girls and the Relief Society at the church finished a Quilt that she had been working on before she got sick..and presented it to her. 

Late May 2001 she had a slight Heart Attack and was Hospitalized...she had another one while in the hospital....her organs were starting to shut down.. I was with her till the end and I told her that we would all be fine and that it was ok for her to go fishing with her Parents.  She slipped away peacefully at around 6:00 pm on June 14, 2001 exactly a year to the day of her Transplant. 

She was in remission for 7 months and lived life to the fullest she never complained and was the bestfriend I ever had.  The Girls did go to Hawaii with their Aunte and Cousins. I am sure it will be a trip they will remember for the rest of their lives, as will I and the Trip I had with the Love of My Life and Soulmate for 39 yrs.  See Ya SWEETHEART

Biography Wrote by Bonnie my Dad does not know how to turn a computer on

06/29/10 11:43 AM #2    

Nancy Ehli (Ellis) (1962)

Lorna was the best of the best.  She was a true friend and even tho we may not see each other for years, when we got together, it was if time had stood still and we were still the best of friends.  Lorna was always doing a project and kept busy with her friends, her church and her family.  She felt very blessed to have grandchildren close by. 

We said our final good-byes a few weeks before she died, knowing we would not see each other again in this world.  We prayed together with our mutual good friend Wanda and I know we will see each other again someday where she is waiting with our heavenly father.

Love you always Lorna        Friends forever,  Nancy Ehli Ellis


08/24/10 06:34 PM #3    

Linda Shipley (Odom) (1962)

I really thought of Lorna at the reunion! It use to be Lorna, Nancy and I when we were in grade school and a freshmen and soph. year. I had telephoned her before she passed away and had no idea she was even ill. Her sweet daughter Bonita found a letter from me on Lorna's desk and call me to tell me her Mom had passed away!

Sorry I miss seeing Terry at the reunion.

Wanda Rambo and I were talking and I told her how it just didn't seem right without Lorna and she told me she almost did not come due to the fact Lorna would not be present.

She was always a wonderful friend to everyone she met! I will always remember her and all the good times we had while I was in Montana.

Rest in peace dear friend and know how much you are missed and loved!!!

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