Lilyan GOUGH-WINTER

Lilyan passed away peacefully on September 21, 2006, at Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission. Lilyan was born in Winnipeg on November 19, 1922. She and husband Grev (deceased) moved to “Lotusland” (as Lil called it) in 1985. Any day they considered to be a good day, by Prairie standards, they spent either picnick­ing or exploring the breathtaking views of BC and always an eye out for a new restaurant along the way.

Lil was predeceased by her sister Pauline; brothers George, Arnold and Art Mann. She is survived by her two sons, Rob (Carroll) and Jeff (Patti), her beloved grand­children, Daniel, Kyle and Casandra, of Winnipeg (whom she adored and was so proud of), brother Alf (Stella) of Vernon, ­sister Laurie (Lloyd) of Abbotsford, her niece Leslie, grandniece Simone, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will always remember her for her feisty spirit and her perfect sense of style. Lil could always be counted on for a cup of tea, a homemade scone and an open ear to many good friends and relatives back in Winnipeg and in Abbotsford.

Lil will also be missed by her Saturday canasta partners Sophie, Glady, Patti and Marg.

The family extends many thanks for Lil’s caring friends Marg Smith, Patti Beable, and to the Hospice staff who attended her so tenderly. Very special thanks to nurse-angel Spikey Jayne who could always be counted on to bring a smile to Lilyan’s face and give strength to her family.

There will be no service, at Lilyan’s request. In Lil’s memory, donations can be made to the most wonderful Christine Morrison Hospice Society, 3rd Floor, 7324 Hurd St., Mission, BC V2V 3H5.