My sister Lil was a blessing to all she shared her life with and her memories will live on. She has been so faithful first of all to our family and to so many friends along the way. I know her loving spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. We celebrated her fruitful life and she was grateful for family and friends that shared her 90th birthday. First in February we celebrated her birthday with family and friends. Later in August our family came from U.S. and Canada and we celebrated again. She was so appreciative of her loving family.
I so well remember she always put the welfare of our family before herself. When brothers Dick and Harry were ill she took care of them. She cared for mother as well when she was ill.
Reflections I have that stand out about Lil are that she was so grateful for anyone to visit her. When I came to see her she would always have a big smile on her face to greet me. She would always ask about family members. She enjoyed to be taken to a garden area to see flowers or go for a ride. She enjoyed the activites in Donwood, she often showed me a craft she had made. She enjoyed the music and would sing along. She took part in many activities that Donwood offered.
One thing stands out to me is that Lil had a very positive outlook in her life. She would always see the bright side in circumstances. She was grateful for just the little things in life, never asking for a lot, she enjoyed just being with people.
A hymn that gave Lil comfort was The Lord is my Shepherd. Also ‘ I Would be True ’ often gave her strength and courage. She would sit down at the piano, and play and sing.
I Would Be True
I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
I would be friend, of all the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving, and forget the gift;
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up and laugh, and love, and lift.
Helen R Boese