LLOYD, Lilian Isabella (nee Johnston)
October 29, 1926, Omagh, N. Ireland - March 6, 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Lilian passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the age of 90 years. A kind and gentle soul who took a leap of faith in following her fiancé, Thomas Lloyd, to Edmonton, Alberta in 1953 leaving behind her family to marry the love of her life and start a new life together in Canada. They lived in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary and retired to the Shuswap where they spent many happy years together and where the family would often gather. Lilian will be sadly missed by her children, Margaret Lindsay (Bob Hart), Carol (Marshall) Wilmot, Sandra (Chris) Wigg, Colin (Noelle) Lloyd; her sister, Billy Fyffe and her many nieces and nephews in N. Ireland; her grandchildren, Jacqueline Wigg (Colin Jorsbick), Michael (Catherine) Wigg, Robert Wigg, Claire Wilmot, Thomas, James and Morgan Lloyd and her great grandchild, William Wigg. Lilian was predeceased by her husband Thomas G. Lloyd, her son-in-law Brian Lindsay and her granddaughter Lauren Wilmot. Lilian was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who always gave selflessly to others never thinking of herself and was much loved by all. An example to all those around her on how to live life one day at a time, not worrying about what might be, and dealing with whatever she faced head on. For Lilian, her family meant everything to her. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Carewest Sarcee Hospice (403-685-6460). Upon Lilian's request, a formal funeral service will not be held. A very special thank you to the wonderful nursing staff at Carewest Sarcee Hospice for their exemplary care and compassion and to the staff at Lake Bonavista Village where Lilian resided for the past three years prior to entering the Sarcee Hospice.
"Do not grieve for me when I go. I have loved my children and tried to be a good mother and it is right that my children grieve for me. But let your grief be gentle and brief. And let resignation creep into it. Know that I shall be happy." Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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