Church, Lily Frances

CHURCH – Lily Frances Church died in the Brooks Health Centre on September 19, 1988 at the age of 86 years.

She was born at Cardiff, South Wales on February 10, 1902 to Jane and Thomas Ross.

She married James Church in 1925 and came to Canada in 1928 with her daughter Barbara to join her husband at Cochrane. They later moved to the Rosemary-Countess area and to Bassano in 1963 where she has resided since.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara and her husband John Clyne of Olds and Margaret and her husband Will Wallace of Gem, two granddaughters, Diane and her husband Dr. Gary Chomin of Vancouver and Colleen and her husband Harold Slater of Calgary, a grandson Ron Wallace and his wife Lorill of Gem, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Ireland, Wales and England.

Private family funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 21 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Bassano with the Reverend Dale Lang of Taber and the Reverend Hector Rose of Bassano officiating. Interment followed in the Bassano Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandson Ron Wallace and R.C.M.P. officers Don Wilkinson, James Humphrey, Harold Hunter, Ray Forsythe and Ed Secondiak.

If friends desire memorial donations may be made to the Charity of their choice.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.