Mom, “Lil” as many knew her, was born in Arradoul, Rathven, Scotland on November 28, 1921. She immigrated to Canada at the age of five. The family settled in Brantford, Ontario where she lived until 1945. Wartime brought many changes to her life. Early 1944 mom met a handsome “Westerner” who was in the armed forces. On June 8, 1944 she married Leo William Ingram; just weeks after their wedding dad was posted overseas with the RCAF #1 Bomber Command. Letters became the only connection between the newlyweds until after the war. In September 1945 the re-united couple “headed west” where mom began life as a rancher’s wife. For over 40 years home was Pinantan, BC, until the ranch sold in 1990. Kamloops became home until 2009. Mom’s last 4 years were spent in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm where at age 92 she peacefully passed away.
Predeceased by the love of her life, Leo (September 27, 1910 – June 4, 1998), infant daughter; Linda, sister; Helen, granddaughter; Jennifer and son-in-law Allan.
Mom leaves to remember and miss her, sisters; Jay (Ernie) and Elsie, brother; John (Marion) , daughters; Jean(Frank), Susan (Christopher), grandchildren; Andrea, Tracey (Paul), Scott (Robin), great-grandchildren; Shamus, Hanna, Rayanna and Cameron, adopted extended family; Roxie, Ben, Shirley, Rob, Ron and James, and her long-time dearest friend Olga.
Special thanks to the 2nd floor staff at bastion Place for all the care and compassion given to Mom this past four years, you became her “other” family and for that we are truly grateful.
At mom’s request no funeral service will be held.
Online condolences can be sent through Lil’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com