Lillian Violet Meade, born in 1946, in Alsike, was a remarkable woman whose life was filled with love, joy, and cherished moments. She peacefully passed away on August 16, 2023, at the Breton Continuing Care Centre..
Lillian's journey began on a farm in Alsike, where she was raised alongside her beloved sisters and brother. Growing up immersed in the beauty of nature and the values instilled by her parents, Bill and Mary Ollenberg, shaped Lillian into the compassionate and nurturing soul she became known for throughout her life.
She attended schools in Warburg and Breton, where she acquired knowledge that would guide her through various chapters of her life.
Married to Leonard for an awe-inspiring 60 years, Lillian found deep fulfillment within their union. Together they built a foundation of love, respect, and unwavering support that became an inspiration for those around them. Leonard stood by Lillian's side throughout their shared adventure with unwavering commitment and endless devotion.
Lillian's family meant the world to her. She treasured spending time with her loved ones and embraced every opportunity to gather together. Nurturing a close bond with her daughters Caroline, Karen (Colin), sons Robert (June) and James (Elsa), and grandchildren Alana, Mackenzie, Mikahla - each moment spent together was precious to Lillian.
Among Lillian's proudest accomplishments was her ability to create cherished memories with her family. Whether it be holiday gatherings filled with laughter or simply sharing meals every day around the table; Lillian understood the importance of family time and ensured that warmth and love permeated every encounter.
Lillian had a profound appreciation for the wonders of nature. One could often find her indulging in hobbies such as ice fishing or tending to her enchanting flower and vegetable gardens. Her collection of antique lamps was a testament to her exquisite taste and the appreciation she had for beauty in all its forms. Additionally, Lillian cherished the adventurous camping trips she took in British Columbia.
Lillian's love extended beyond her immediate family; she embraced the role of caring sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend. She leaves behind her loving sister Fay and brother Sam, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends who were touched by her vibrant spirit. Their cherished memories of Lillian will forever hold a special place in their hearts.
Lillian was predeceased by her sister, Linda; her son-in-law, Tom Gregg; her brothers-in-law, James Stange, Fred Meade, Clifford Meade, Donald Meade, Bill Pettit; sisters-in-law; Dorothy Meade, Marlene Pettit, and her granddaughter, Andrea Leach-Meade.
Lillian's life will be celebrated on August 31, 2023. A "Celebration of Life" service will take place at the Breton Community Centre located at 48 Street in Breton. The ceremony will commence at 1:00 PM and provide an opportunity to honor and pay tribute to Lillian's extraordinary life. Let us join together in celebrating a life well-lived.
In conclusion, Lillian’s journey was one that profoundly impacted those fortunate enough to have known her. Her legacy is one of love, kindness, and devotion. May we carry forth the memories of this extraordinary woman whose presence illuminated our lives. Although we mourn Lillian's passing deeply, let us rejoice in the time we shared with her and embrace the lessons she imparted upon us all. Rest peacefully now Lillian for your legacy remains eternally cherished by those whose lives you touched.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and the staff of the Breton Continuing Care Centre for their kindness, support, and care shown to Lillian during her stay.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian's memory can be made to the: Kidney Foundation of Canada, 880-5160 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, QC H3X 2H9 https://kidney.akaraisin.com/ui/generaldonation/donations/start
Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura at 587 673-1688