1923 – 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, Lillian, on November 17, 2015 at Penticton Regional Hospital as a result of a massive stroke. Mom was born in Trail, B.C. on February 28, 1923. She met and married Peter Gibson there in 1942, and five years later they moved back to Penticton (where dad was born) and raised their three children. In 1965 mom and dad moved to Victoria where they enjoyed many years boating on the ocean, salmon fishing and holidaying. Mom was predeceased by dad in 1978 and a few years later she returned to Penticton. Mom was also predeceased by sister, Ann. Lillian is survived by her loving family, three children, Gail Winter (Verne), Joanne Forsyth (Jim) and Bruce Gibson (Jean); eight grandchildren, James, Tina, Steven, Chris, Al, Mike, Norman and Allan; eleven great grandchildren as well as numerous extended family. Mom was a life time member of the Diamond Jubilee Chapter of the I.O.D.E., participating in their thrift shop until just recently. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of SP3 at PRH, especially to Cynthia and Gillian for their exceptional care. Also many thanks to the staff of the Concorde for making mom feel so welcome and for tending to her needs so quickly when it was required. We will all miss Mom dearly and cherish the years she gave us.
Love you forever, Mom xxoo
No formal service by request, but a Celebration Tea will take place Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Everden Rust Funeral Services (1130 Carmi Ave., Penticton). Memorial tributes may be directed to the Penticton Hospital Building Fund c/o SOS Medical Foundation.
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