February 15, 1924 – January 18, 2021
With great sadness we say goodbye to an “amazing” woman, Mother and friend on January 18, 2021 at the age of 96 in the Weatherby Pavilion at the Peace Arch Hospital.
Lola was born in Gladstone, Manitoba on February 15, 1924 to Alex and Mabel McCaskill. After high school, she attended College in Winnipeg and worked as an Executive Secretary during the war years.
It was in Winnipeg that she met the love of her life, Walter. They married in 1946 and lived on the family farm in Teulon for over 25 years. In 1961 she had the opportunity to teach Business Education at Teulon Collegiate for ten years and Kildonan East in Winnipeg for ten years before retiring to White Rock, B.C.
Lola was predeceased by her loving husband Walter on September 10, 1985, her parents, and two brothers Glenn and Bill. She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Marilyn & Bob Smith, Lois & Rod Beaton and many nieces and nephews.
With a Travel Group, she cruised and travelled the world visiting Australia, New Zealand, China, Europe, Africa and South America… places most can only dream of seeing. She always treasured the friendships developed along the way and the wonderful memories she held dear. She also enjoyed many great holidays in Palm Desert and Southern California with good friends and family.
Besides travel, Lola’s interests included reading, staying current on world affairs and following most sports on TV — curling, golf, NFL football and hockey.
Lola was a very forward-thinking person who always looked to the future rather than dwelling on the past. She was respected for all her accomplishments, was definitely a role model and an inspiration to all who knew her. She never felt sorry for herself, always looking at the positive.
Even with failing eyesight in the end, she continued to say there were people who were far worse off than herself.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the kind and caring staff at Abby Lane / Amica, as well as her final days at the Weatherby.
A private gravesite gathering will be held at a later date at the Windsor Cemetery in Teulon, where she will be reunited with her beloved husband after 35 years apart. She will be forever in our hearts!
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