Lucille (Lucy) Blaxall, nee Matkin, born October 28, 1929, died December 17, 2022, in Rodez, France, while visiting family and friends. Lucy is predeceased by her parents, husband, and siblings. Lucy is survived by her children Shauna Hunter (Rob), Norris Blaxall, Melanie Walthall, Luanna Schmelter (Jeff), Burns Blaxall, Lisa Foggin (Rod), and grandchildren Sarah Robertson (Christian), Brad Hunter (Angie), Krista Emrich (TJ), Josh Hunter (Maddy), Adam, Jacob, and Michael Walthall, Mallin, Maya, and Hayden Blaxall, Kira Schmelter, and 14 great grandchildren.
Lucy was born in Magrath, Alberta, to Charlie and Ireta Matkin. She married her high school sweetheart Jim, on July 15, 1954. She enjoyed a brief career teaching elementary school until she decided to stay home with her children and be a Homemaker, ensuring the house they lived in felt like a home. Family was important to her. She was a skilled seamstress and sewed many things for her family and others. Over the years, Lucy enjoyed a life of service not only to her family, but to many different organizations, some of which include The Calgary Philharmonic Ladies League, Heritage Park, the Lung Cancer Association, and the Heart and Stroke Association. Lucy was an accomplished pianist, and once all her children had entered school, she taught piano for over twenty years. Lucy was highly engaged in her church, serving in various capacities. Her favorite way of serving was generally anonymous. Most notably, Lucy was well-known for her cookies, which she shared generously.
She is described by her children and grandchildren as: always up for fun, with a deep love of the outdoors and mountains, a quick smile, and for being lively, loving, supportive, engaging, creative, optimistic, always looking out for other people’s needs, and being a stalwart and loyal friend.
A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Parkland Chapel, 14540 Parkland Blvd SE, Calgary. Viewing will begin at 10:00 AM prior to the funeral service. To view the funeral service live please click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/98328682719?pwd=RHRhLy83aFJpd3NnZit4WlNZN1krdz09. A graveside service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery at 3:30 PM the same day.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Parkland Chapel
14540 Parkland Blvd. SE, Calgary, Alberta
Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery at 3:30pm on the same day