Louis Peter Gorman
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Louis Peter Gorman who died peacefully surrounded by members of his family on October 30, 2013 at the age of 92. He leaves behind a lifetime of memories, laughter and an enduring love for all of us to remember him by. Louis was the son of Archibald Gorman and Mary nee O’Brien. They were two Prince Edward Islanders who met in Alberta and homesteaded north of Athabasca. Louis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Noreen, their children Jeanette (Peter) Lynch, Dennis (Claire) Gorman, Elizabeth LaRose, Peter Gorman, Patricia (Mike) Flanagan, Irene (Gordon) Taylor, sister-in-laws Carol Gorman and Isabel Gorman, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, sister Evelyn and brothers Alfred, Fr. Bernard, Tom, Gerald and John. Louis received his high school education in Athabasca, after which he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as an aircraft mechanic during the Second World War. He studied Pharmacy at the University of Alberta. In 1948 he joined the 4001 Medical staff of Kingsway RCAF Edmonton as a Pharmacist and was granted a Pilot Officer in the Unit which was disbanded in 1952. Louis worked for Sprague and Hoopper’s Drug in Edmonton before coming to work for Mr. Ranks at Ponoka Pharmacy in 1954, then buying the Pharmacy in 1956. Louis was chairman of the Ponoka Hospital Board for five years, during which time negotiations were made with the Department of Health for the building of the present Hospital. Louis was chairman of the Board of St. Augustine School when it was established in 1962 and remained chairman for nine years. Louis sold Ponoka Pharmacy in 1982 but did relief work in Pharmacies in central Alberta until 1991 when he retired. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine Church in Ponoka, Alberta, on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Donations may be made to the Edmonton Archdioceses’ Priest’s Retirement Fund or a charity of your choice. To express condolences to Louis’ family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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