Loftus, Virginia Mae “Pidge”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAApril 14, 1928 – January 22, 2015
at the age of 86 years

A Celebration of Life for Pidge will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Pidge on Thursday, January 22nd after a lengthy illness. The matriarch of the Loftus family was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 14, 1928 and later moved to Calgary where she and husband George “Bud” raised their 6 children. The last 39 years have been spent in the Shuswap area where they enjoyed many friends.

Her love of life was contagious and her presence in a room could never be missed. She was a passionate sports fan, a fantastic homemaker, and a gifted artisan. Her adeptness with a needle and a sewing machine was admired by all.

Pidge will be forever remembered and dearly missed by her husband of 64 years, Bud, and their 6 children: Robert, Jim (Brenda), Michael (Yvonne), Patrick (Linda), Cindy (Rob), and Tammy (Ted). She will hold a special place in the hearts of her 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Pidge was predeceased by grandson Michael Robinson in 1997.

The Loftus family would like to thank the incredible staff at Shuswap Lake Hospital and Dr. Kevin Goldberg for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pidge’s name may be made to the Shuswap Lakes Hospital Foundation.

A “Celebration of Life” for Pidge is being planned for Saturday, April 18th, 2015 with details to follow.




  1. My condolences to the Loftus family. Cindy and I were best of friends as young children. We spent much of our early years playing together at either her house or mine. Her mom always made me feel at home and part of the family. Great memories were made. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  2. I have great memories of our friendship and our years as wonderful neighbors in Haysboro in Calgary. My early memories are of Virginia and myself, pulling a wagon full of youngsters to the grocery store then filling it with groceries. The eight children toddled beside us all the way home. After the move my husband Norm and I visited them in their log home in B.C. My deepest sympathy to Bud and all the family.

  3. We will remember Pidge as a great neighbour in the Park… The Golf channel on 24/7 … She was so proud of all her family and told stories of their accomplishments .. We loved her and Bud and will miss her …. Keep your chin up Bud. You are surrounded bu Love ….. Tjac and Laurene

  4. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sending our heartfelt condolences to Tammy and family.

  5. Tammy so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Stu & Shirley McIver

  6. Bud & Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Keep your chin up Bud, it’s never easy. I’ll be thinking of you.

  7. Our heartfelt condolences go out to your family. Pidge was the pillar of her family. She was a great homemaker which in this day and age is a lost art. She was an incredible cook, which talent she graciously shared with her daughter Cindy. She took care of not only her family, but all those she came in contact with. She was feisty but fair, and most of all, she loved her husband Bud with all her heart. She will truly be missed!

  8. I am sorry to hear about the passing of Pidge. My thoughts are with the family. My memories I have of her are ones from that house in the woods with the German sheppards. When we visited I remember playing cards with her. It was always such a happy place.

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