On Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 91 years of age, Lena Horrill passed away peacefully to be forever with her Lord with her loving family by her side. Lena was born in the village of Norton- Le-Clay in Yorkshire, England on July 6th, 1924. As a girl she enjoyed sports and excelled at track & field. Lena loved to tag along with her Dad who was a noted hedge trimmer in the area and remembers accompanying her Dad when he was called upon to trim the hedges at Highclere Castle which is where the Downton Abbey TV series was filmed. Lena’s parents owned the 3 Horseshoes Pub and when the war broke out, her mother offered the airmen in the area a laundry service. Lena much preferred helping out in the pub to spending time in the kitchen and this is where she met her future husband Morris Horrill. In 1946, they married and were blessed with a daughter, Caroline. Lena and baby Caroline made their way to Canada on the Queen Mary. Morris and Lena first lived in Fort Frances where their son, Brent, was born and then moved on to Selkirk, Manitoba. In 1967, Morris and Lena moved to New Westminster, BC where Lena found work at Shoppers Drug Mart. Lena enjoyed 21 years at Shoppers before retiring in 1989. Retirement took Morris and Lena to Walnut Grove in Langley where they enjoyed many happy years and made wonderful friendships at the Southwinds Estates. Morris and Lena loved to travel; enjoying extended winter vacations in Palm Springs, Arizona, trips to England and countless trips back to Manitoba visiting and spending time with family and friends. Family was very important to Lena and she treasured her time spent with each one of us. Lena loved to spoil us with her delicious roast beef dinner, yorkshire pudding and angel food cake desserts. Lena was predeceased by Morris, her loving husband of almost 65 years in 2010, her parents Henry and Emily Wilson, brothers Ken and Henry Wilson and sister-in-law Bella Wilson, parents-in-law Ernie and Tina Horrill, sisters-in-law Helen Horrill, Dorothy Horrill and Phyllis Bollin, brothers-in-law Ray Horrill and Cecil Bollin. Left to cherish her memory are, son Brent (Lynn) of Winnipeg, daughter Carol (Terry) Boyd of Nanaimo, BC, sisters-in-law Rita Wilson and Fern Horrill, brother-in-law Lyle (Irene) Horrill, grandchildren Grant (Heather) Boyd, Scott Boyd, Paul (Amanda) Boyd, Chad (Tara) Horrill and Jaimie (Brian) McCormick, great grandchildren Colin, Wesley, Megan, Matthew, Nathan, Callie and Mason, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 1:00pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC with Rev Bill Ashbee officiating. Cremation has taken place. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Lena’s memory to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca

Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

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