Lois Hole

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Lois Elsa Hole , CM , AOE (* 1933 in Buchanan , Saskatchewan as Lois Elsa Veregin , † January 6, 2005 in Edmonton , Alberta ) was a Canadian politician and writer. She was Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 2000 until her death .


She grew up in her native Buchanan. In 1944 she moved to Edmonton to complete her high school career at Strathcona Composite High School . In 1952 she married Ted Hole, with whom she had two children. In the same year the couple bought a 0.8 km² plot of land near St. Albert on which they mainly planted vegetables. In 1979 this farm became part of Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens Ltd. , which also included greenhouses. Her two sons also joined the family business. To date, it has grown to become one of the largest horticultural companies in Western Canada.

From 1967 Hole worked as a school clerk of the Sturgeon School Division , in 1981 she moved to the St. Albert School District , where she stayed until autumn 1998. She was also a member of several agricultural and charitable organizations. In 1993 she wrote her first book on horticulture, which was followed by 15 more. On February 10, 2000, she became the first woman to be named Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta, succeeding Bud Olson . She held this office until her death.

From the left politicians Hole is as a woman with strong character and great visions ( woman of strong character and great vision called). It was therefore not a difficult decision to name the foundation after her.


Hole was honored with an honorary doctorate from Athabasca University in 1987 . Fourteen years later, she received the Distinguished Citizen Honorary Diploma in Business from Grant MacEwan Community College . Shortly before she was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor, she was awarded the Order of Canada in 1999. After taking office, she automatically received the Alberta Order of Excellence , which has been awarded to every lieutenant governor of Alberta since 1971.


  • 1993: Lois Hole's Northern Vegetable Gardening: A Guide for Cooler Climates
  • 1995: Lois Hole's Northern Flower Gardening Perennial Favorites
  • 1995: Lois Hole's Perennial Favorites
  • 1996: Lois Hole's Tomato Favorites: Share Lois's Tomato Facts & Folklore
  • 1996: Lois Hole's Perennial Favorites
  • 1996: Lois Hole's Vegetable Favorites
  • 1996: Lois Holes Bedding Plant Favorites
  • 1997: Lois Hole's Favorite Trees & Shrubs
  • 1997: Lois Hole's Rose Favorites
  • 1999: I'll Never Marry a Farmer: Lois Hole on Life, Learning & Vegetable Gardening
  • 2000: Herbs and Edible Flowers
  • 2000: Perennials: Practical Advice and the Science Behind It
  • 2000: Roses: Practical Advice and the Science Behind It
  • 2000: Bedding Plants: Practical Advice and the Science Behind It
  • 2003: Lois Hole's Favorite Bulbs: Better Choices, Better Gardens
  • 2005: Bulbs: Practical Advice and the Science Behind It

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Individual evidence

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