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5201 Lakeshore Dr
BONNYVILLE, AB T9N 1X7
Phone: (780) 826-3113
Fax: (780) 826-3400
Gwendolen Lunn

Gwendolen Carlton Lunn (Smith)

Monday, May 3rd, 1920 - Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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On October 1st, 2019, Gwendolen (nee Carlton Smith) Lunn, resident of Cold Lake, Alberta for
the past 18 years, and the beloved mother of five children, passed away peacefully at the age
of 99. It is with broken hearts that we say goodbye to our beautiful mother. She was the
sweetest, most kind, gentle loving person that we could ever know. We feel truly blessed that
she has been with us for so long. Her spirit has now been released to go and dance on the
streets of gold with a God whom she adored.

Gwen was a wonderful mother - - creative, artistic and imaginative. She filled the lives of her
children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends with hours of wonder as she
introduced them to the beauty of nature. She filled our homes and hearts with artistic creations
that she passionately produced with loving hands.
The medium and subject matter was endless. From oil paintings, sketches, & watercolours to
teddy bears, hooked rugs, pottery, illustrated poetry & children’s books, and even hand -
carved walking sticks engraved with various flora & fauna and one of her favourite scriptures.

Our mother raised her five children as a stay- at- home- mom for many years, taking us for
walks in the woods or by the ocean and introducing us to different birds, plants and other
animals. Following several years of neighbourhood children joining us at home to enjoy Gwen’s
art lessons she was eventually hired at the local elementary school to teach art to the primary
grade children much to her and their pleasure. Gwen’s love of God was expressed in many
ways - certainly through her art, through verse and song and also being able to teach Sunday
school to the children in her local church. She also created pieces of art in use today at the
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic park in Louisbourg , Nova Scotia..

Gwen was born in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England to Oswald and Queenie Carlton Smith. She
was predeceased by her mother Gwendolen Queenie and father Oswald Carlton Smith, sister
Helen, brother Arthur and granddaughter Megan. She is lovingly survived by her sister Jan
Sadler of England, her five children. Simon (Carolyn) Lunn, Carlton ( Jane) Lunn, Judith (Glenn)
Brotzel, Timothy Lunn, Gerry (Jennifer) Lunn, her grandchildren Heather ( Alan ) Shade,
Christopher ( Robyn ) Lunn, Melissa ( Devin ) Lanceleve, Nick Lunn, Nathanael Brotzel,
Christian,Kiera and Breagh Lunn. Great grandchildren Morgan, Connor, Lucas and Lila.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Fathers house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to
prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also.

John 14: 1-3
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heather perry

Posted at 07:24am
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. To say she was an amazing lady is an understatement. I have such wonderful memories of her time spent in Louisbourg and the sheer joy she spread whenever we met. She is now safe in the arms of the Lord she loved so deeply. Gary and Heather Perry
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Teresa Speelman

Posted at 03:29pm
I am so sorry for your loss of mom, Gwen. She was an inspiration to us all. I still have my clay owl necklace. My thoughts are with you.
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Hope and John

Posted at 12:38pm
We have many fond memories of our dear friend Gwen.
Hope and John Dunton
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Valerie Peck

Posted at 11:52am
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was an amazing woman. My heart goes out to you all. You will have great memories of her.

Valerie Peck
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Nancy Daly

Posted at 10:22am
So sorry to hear of Gwen's death. I have a beautiful painting done by Gwen hanging in my house - it will always remind me of her. And I will always remember the tiny, beautiful carved birds that she made! May she rest in peace............ Nancy x
 
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Anne O'Neill Posted at 05:19pm

I am so sorry to hear about Gwen's passing. What an inspiring mother you all had. She was a kind, gentle soul with limitless imagination. I feel fortunate to have known her. My sincere condolences to the family.
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