Gena (nee Lazaruk) Lilly

Gena (nee Lazaruk) Lilly

LILLY, Gena (nee Lazaruk):

Gena Lilly was born on July 28, 1930 in Canora, Sask. She lived on a farm with her family in Glen Elder, Sask. until 1946. In 1947 she went to school in Yorkton, Sask. at Sacred Heart Academy for grade 10. Gena moved to Sherridan, Man. where she worked in her parents’ store. There she met Ken Lilly at a dance in 1949, and they were married on Nov. 29, 1949 in Nipawin, Sask. They moved to the Pas, Man. and lived there for 3 years. Her first two children, Marlene and Lyle were born in The Pas. In August 1953, Ken, Gena and family moved to Langley, BC. Her other three children, Charlotte, Janice and Karen were born in Langley. Gena worked for Canada Post doing rural delivery for 6 years. She then got a job at Cameo Plastics. A year later she was laid off and then went back to work at the Post Office. In Nov. 1974, Ken, Gena and family moved to Sparwood. She loved bowling, traveling, dancing, gardening and bingo. Gena and Ken where one of the first residents of Lilac Terrace where Gena remained until Aug. 2013. She was the beloved mother of Marlene (Jim) Muir), Charlotte (Randy) Roberts, Janice (Harold) Schwindt and Karen (Ernie) Cook. Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Victoria Agar. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth, son Lyle, great-grandson Kieran and a brother Alex Lazaruk. Friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11 am at the Sparwood Christian Centre. Those wishing may make donations to Lilac Terrace. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd. Messages of condolence received at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com


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