Dunbar, Lurena Jean (21 Feb 17)
Fellow Horse Guards:
Sadly, we have just learned of the passing of Mrs. Lurena Jean Dunbar, widow of WW II Veteran, Tpr. Clarence Dunbar. Jean passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 91 years.
She was born in Calgary and worked on the family farm in Airdrie, Alberta before moving to Calgary to attend high school and business school, training as a bookkeeper. She later moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan to work for Canadian Bakeries before returning to Calgary to work for the Mannix group. After her marriage in 1948, she became a full- time homemaker, and volunteered for many organisations while raising her family in the Highland Park area of Calgary.
Jean was an avid sports fan who played women’s fastball in her youth (as she said, without a glove in those days!), loved skating, excelled at 5-pin bowling and cribbage, and enjoyed watching football and hockey. She loved to travel with her husband and family in their truck & trailer, vacationing in Western Canada and the United States, and seeing friends and relatives during their journeys. Jean was a very sociable person who enjoyed getting together with family and friends, and loved dining and dancing at the Royal Canadian Legion with her husband until her health prevented it. Jean faced many challenges throughout her life with courage, grace, and a persistent and positive spirit. Her husband Clarence passed away in December 2009 and she is survived by her two sons, Craig and Terry and daughters-in-law Michelle and Karen. Funeral Services were held on March 3, 2017 in Calgary.
To Craig and Terry, please accept my deepest condolences on behalf of all Members of the GGHG Association.