Obituary of Lois Marie Finkbeiner
Passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022 in her 95th year at Greater Niagara General Hospital. Lois is now reunited with her husband George and her son Gary. She will be missed by her children Greg Finkbeiner (Kathy), Rick Finkbeiner (Judy), Nancy Finkbeiner (George), her grandchildren Matt, Sarah, Shauna, Lindy “Lou”, Alysha, Mark, her great-grandchildren Miley, Matty, Vinny, Kate, and Cali, Teddy, Fiona, Clary and Maxsen. She will be remembered by her sister-in-law Ruth McQuade, her niece and nephews Daniel, Kim, Peter, David, her cousins Sandra Irvine, and Phyllis Keith. Lois will be fondly thought of by her best friend Janice Foster. Lois was predeceased by her brother Ted McQuade (2013). She will be missed by all who knew her.
Lois was born and raised in Niagara Falls. She often talked about her family history in the Niagara area and would say “We have been here forever!” She was outgoing and liked to be involved with a lot of things. Growing up she was very athletic; she joined the highschool cheerleading team with her brother Ted who would lead the cheer routines by yelling in the “cheer horn.” Lois and her team were so good that they went on tour in the U.S.; they even added roller skates into their competition performances. With this experience she became a successful professional roller skater. As time went on she met the love of her life, George, and built a beautiful family together and made a career at the Portage License Bureau. Even then she utilised her athletic skill with her husband and they coached hockey and baseball together. They also ventured into different sports and joined the Niagara Falls Curling Club and a bowling club. Lois was a sweet and selfless person and enjoyed making a difference in her community. You could often find her volunteering with the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights, the Soup Kitchen, or the Coronation Center 50+ where they would call her “Chief” because of her great managing and organizational skills. She loved her two chihuahua friends Griff and Piper and they loved her too because she was their special “treat lady.” Early morning cookies were always provided to them after a little scratch on her door. Griff and Piper would thank her by giving her some cuddles and nice sits on her lap. She looked forward to her outings with her best friend Janice and quality time spent with her family. Lois was a proud and strong woman and she was just that until the very end!
Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Online condolences may be shared on Lois’ tribute page found at Essentials Niagara.com.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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