Lillian was born on October 08, 1926 and passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside on March 15, 2010 at Bastion Place; Salmon Arm. Lillian was the second child of Fred and Christina Deschamps who farmed in the Pickardville area of Alberta and in 1947 she married Ken McKee. They have been happily married for 63 years and she will be greatly missed. In addition to her husband she leaves behind to mourn her loss, three children and seven grandchildren; Douglas (Vicki) Mary Ann and Krista; Clifford (Kathleen) Leah, Tara and Kayla; Vivian (Dave) Nolan and Owen Preeper. She is survived by her sister Mary Beveridge of Westlock Alberta. Lillian was predeceased by her brothers Earl (Bud), Howard and Gerald. Ken and Lillian together with their son Douglas moved to Salmon Arm in 1958 and Lillian was an active member of the community for a number of years. Lillian’s hobbies included gardening, bowling, cribbage, bingo, golf, bridge and she was an excellent homemaker. Lillian had a keen sense of humour and enjoyed joking with the staff at Bastion Place during her stay there.
The Family wishes to extend many, many thanks to all who were involved with Lillian’s excellent care over the years and especially during her final days. Your kindness and caring will always be remembered.
A celebration of Life Service will be held at Bowers Funeral Home on March 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Jack Bowers as Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Bastion Place bus fund or a charity of choice.
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Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC