Hunter, Lillian Haldis

May 18, 1909 – November 13, 2009

Lillian, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, peacefully passed from this life to the next in her bedroom in her much-loved, long-time “house by the beach”. Lillian loved life and all the things and opportunities it offered her for over one hundred years. Apart from a few brief periods in her latter years, Lillian was able to reside in “her house” because of her determination and the very good support of her neighbours and Nanaimo Home Support services. She could often be seen in Lantzville on her scooter driving to the Black Dog Cafe. With a quick, keen and sound mind until her passing, Lillian was always interested in the human condition, politics and her family and friends. She had a strong faith and chose to look on the positive side of life. Each day she savoured the marvels of nature. Lillian was a teacher, whose career began in a rural one-room school and ended with grade one in a Nanaimo city school. She adored little children and writing stories for them. She will be greatly missed by John, Sheila, Bonnie, Kyle, Kshamta, Kaamya, Bethany and Lisa.

Many thanks for the friendship and support of her neighbours and friends, Jerry and Toni, Wendy G., Drs. Wendy and Thor, Martina and Richard, Tina and Glen, Rose, the Black Dog Cafe ladies, and for the excellent care from Dr. Babuin, Dr. Carr and the Home Care Nurses.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo) on Saturday, Dec. 5th at 2 pm. Lillian belonged to this church for more than fifty years and she thought of the congregation as her second family.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Red Cross in her memory.

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