Lila Maud Lewis

Lila passed away peacefully at the Vernon Hospice House on January 1st, 2009 at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by her loving children: Jeanette, Ken, Jim, Margaret and Arlene; sisters, Ruth, Alma and Milly, eighteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lila was predeceased by husbands, James Curley and Jack Lewis; son, David; parents, Albert and Mabel Ellen Webber; sisters, Leena, Ruby and Mary; brothers, Norman, Harvey, Albert, Clarence and James.

Lila and her husband, Jim, raised her family in Vernon until 1965. That same year, Jim passed away and Lila remained as a single parent. She then moved to Quesnel at the age of 71 and married an old family friend, Jack Lewis. She returned to Vernon in October 2008, after the passing of her husband, Jack, and resided at Coldstream Meadows. Lila had a long rewarding membership with the Rebekah Assembly of British Columbia and worked with the Assembly throughout her adult life.

Lila spent many years as a single mother and is loved deeply for the care and support she provided her children and all those she came in contact with. She will always be remembered for her warm and caring personality.

A Celebration of Life Service followed with a reception was held in Trinity United Church on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at 2 pm.

Cremation at Lila’s request. A private family graveside service will be held this Spring.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Lila may do so to the Vernon Hospice House or Dunrovin Park Lodge in Quesnel, B.C.

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