Lovina Keeler Frodsham passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in the Oilfields Hospital in Black Diamond, AB. She was 92 years old. Lovina will be lovingly remembered by her children; Valerie (Orin) Harker of Okotoks, AB, Christine (Robert) Dernick of Houston, TX, and Joe (Maryanne) Frodsham of Dallas, TX; by her thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; by her brother Joseph Keeler of Magrath, AB; her sister Ruth Johnson of Barnwell, AB; and by many more family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lowell (2007), son James (2015), sisters Gean Wheeler and Margarette Low, and brother Karl Keeler.
Lovina was born in the southern Alberta town of Magrath. She was raised by loving parents, the fourth of six children. She was richly blessed in her childhood, growing up among grandparents, aunts, uncles and plenty of cousins. After High School, she attended Brigham Young University where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics. She would draw upon the skills she mastered through this training for the rest of her life. She was an exquisite seamstress, an amazing hostess, and had a passion for decorating the many homes in which she lived with Lowell throughout his career in the house building industry.
Lovina met Lowell during their years at BYU. They were married and graduated together. For a time, Lovina worked as a dietician but eventually she and Lowell moved to Calgary, AB. This is where they settled and raised their family. Lovina loved life and shared that joy with everyone she met. She had a passion for people, especially those with challenges and disappointments. She believed that social events were important. She loved organizing, entertaining and making things brilliantly beautiful. She was always involved in a variety of charitable activities. Lovina was a proud and faithful fundraiser for the Calgary Philharmonic, involved in the Festival of Lights. She even led that initiative for a time. She had many different responsibilities in her church, some of them were done in partnership with Lowell. She organized fundraising bazaars. For years she and Lowell provided a place for Christmas Chocolate fundraising projects in their basement. Together they helped to sell seats for the Calgary Stampede parade. She was a teacher. She was a leader in her churchâ€™s youth programs. The young men and young women adored her. She always went the extra mile to help them know that they had enormous potential, and that they were greatly loved. Lovina enjoyed learning in the company of her friends. She adored her book club, her FHE group, every gospel discussion group at church. She loved her home and visiting teachers and each ministering relationship. She was an entrepreneur. She with a few other women created children’s hair accessories in her basement and sold them to shops in Calgary. To Lovina, all people were potential soul mates – whether stranger or friend. There are so many lovely people that have reached out to her during this challenging time. Her days in the Oilfield Hospital were greatly blessed, both by brilliant healthcare workers, her doctors and amazing family and friends who never left her alone.
Lovina was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she attended and served faithfully throughout her life. Her greatest treasures were her family, her faith, and her fabulous friends.
A Visitation will be held for Lovina at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Banister Chapel (384 Banister Drive, Okotoks) on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be webcast on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 am, please click the link below to join the webcast. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at the link below.