Born March 20, 1913 in Toronto, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side on November 2, 2014.
Lillian was an inspiration. She had an agile mind and struggled valiantly to stay in her own home until 2 days before her death.
Lil and husband Bob owned the Sportsman Hotel briefly in the 60’s where they made many friends. She will be sadly missed by her long time best friend Pat Miller. In the last few years Ladysmith Senior’s Centre carpet bowling group provided fond memories, hugs and laughs.
The family wish to extend thanks to people who helped Lil remain in her own home: loyal friends Betty, Joyce and Vicky who helped Lil feel connected with phone calls and visits; housekeeper, Toni Rogers, who became a third daughter and was instrumental in helping Lil remain independent; hairdresser, Roxanne, made Lil feel beautiful and cared for; the staff at Ladysmith Family Practice who went above and beyond the call of duty in Lil’s care; good friend, Lauren Jessup, who began walking Lil’s dog Brandi and became an adopted granddaughter; and special thanks to nurse, Denise at Cowichan Hospital who made Lillian and family comfortable at the end.
Lillan was predeceased by husband Bob, her sisters Thelma Copper and Marni Cox and favourite nephew Gordon Cooper.
Lillian’s 100th birthday was made special when nephew Gordon (wife Ruth) and good friend Mark Logan made the trip from Ontario to celebrate with her.
Lillian will be sadly missed by extended family, Andrew and June Earle. Lillian will be forever missed and loved by daughters Mary and Kristine (daughter Debbie). She is survived by nieces and nephews in Ontario.
A celebration tea will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donate to a charity of choice.
Mom is now free to dance to her
favourite Engelbert Humperdink songs.