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TONITA, Lillian Ruth

October 16, 1926 – Hamilton, ON
June 7 2014 – Calgary, AB

Lillian Ruth Tonita of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 86 years.

Lillian, born in Hamilton, Ontario, was the sixth of thirteen children born to Sidney Adams and Maggie Williamson. Lillian met her husband shortly after WWII, and moved to the farm in Saskatchewan where she learned many new skills. Lillian was known for her work ethic, her kindness to others and her grit in times of adversity. Lillian was a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. She loved music and dancing. She made hundreds of jigsaw puzzles. Lillian loved to keep her hands busy and created beautiful quilts and slippers that became legendary. Her children remember with admiration her efficiency, her energy and her generosity. The jewels in her crown were her children and grandchildren and had these on display until the time of her death.

Lillian is survived by her daughters Shirley and Bonnie and her son Lawrence. She has eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased both by her husband Christopher and her daughter Holly in 2005.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Lillian Tonita, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Maggie Seguin LPN :

    It was a beautiful experience to have known and been part of your Mum’s departure in the end, she radiated so much love that I know lives on in her family, some people are so special that they may physically pass away, however their Love and energy lives on and continues to comfort and encourage us for the rest of our lives, just as Gods Love for us does Daily. My prayers are with you at this time of remembrance, on the life and experiences of a beautiful woman of God who knew how to Love, Laugh and Live.

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  2. I must echo Maggie’s response. It has been a great honor to have shared in, and been a part of your family members life. Although we were not blessed with the lifelong connection with Lillian and her family; we feel honored to have had the opportunity to share in the enormous love , energy, and compassion that Lillian and her family shared with our team. Bonnie; Maggie and I have you in our prayers; it was an honor to care mother. Trish

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