Lillian SHIELD

SHIELD, Lillian

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lillian Blanche Shield, beloved mother, Nana, Great-Nana and valued friend to all who knew her. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16th in the Peace Arch Hospice, after a long battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, John and daughter-in-law Linda, her granddaughter Jennifer (Jason) and great granddaughters Hannah and Lily. She is survived by her sister Irene (Kathleen) in England and her sister Blanche (Ken) in Australia, brother in law Len as well as many nieces and nephews in England. Lillian was born in London, England, on March 30th, 1925 and she came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. She was Matron at the Oakalla Prison farm and had complete control over the kitchen operations for 13 years. She was an active member of the Canadian Legion (Burnaby and White Rock branches) serving in the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. With her quick wit and unbridled sense of humour she was always armed with a clever quip or an amusing anecdote, often entertaining and delighting those around her. Many thanks to the kind and caring nursing staff at the Peace Arch Hospice, and special thanks to Dr. Michael Bourke and Gerda Clifford for taking such exceptional care of Lillian. A Celebration of Lillian’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m on Friday May 21st at Fraser Heights Chapel 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Society would be much appreciated.

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