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Renate Beverley (Hebron) Lovely

June 11, 1945 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Renate Lovely Obituary

Renate was born in Hamburg, Germany on June 11, 1945, and raised in Dundee, Scotland. After graduating from St. Andrew’s University in 1967, she took a teaching job in Kincaid, Saskatchewan where she met Wayne Lovely, and they were married on August 2, 1969. Mum would famously say she was German by birth, Scottish by her mother’s marriage, and Canadian by choice.

Fiona was the first child born in 1973, Mark would follow in 1975. The family would move for Wayne’s work between Regina SK, Richmond Hill ON, and Markham ON, before returning west in 2002 after retirement. Wayne and Renate had their final years near their family in Calgary, AB.

Renate continued her training at the University of Regina and York University. She enjoyed being an educator and loved to teach the little ones - grade three was her favourite. Books and reading were a life-long pleasure. She made many dear friends during her tenure as a teacher. Mum taught elementary school until she retired as a Teacher-Librarian in 2001. Her final school was Parkview Elementary in Unionville ON.

Renate was a wonderful cook; she and Wayne hosted many gatherings. Together, they appreciated the good things in life: laughter, fun, great food, travel, great company. They were married 50 years. She kept a beautiful flower and veggie garden and always had first dibs on the riding mower! Her wit was as legendary as her skills in the kitchen.

Renate took great pride in her children and grandchildren. Renate is survived by her daughter, Fiona (Aaron); her son, Mark (Kate); and her beloved grandchildren, Parker and El. We wish to thank the wonderful nursing team and admin staff at The Journey Club in Calgary. Donations can be made in her name to the Parkinson Association of Alberta. By her wishes, a private service will be held by the family.

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