Passed from this life on Wednesday, August 19 at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan.
Lily was born in Hemel Hempstead, England, on October 9, 1918. She married Floyd Lindstrom during WWII, and came to Canada as one of the many English war brides in 1946 with their infant daughter Diane. They lived in New Westminster and the Alberni Valley as their family grew with three more children Pamela, Gail and Jane, and then settled in Lake Cowichan in 1958. After Floyd’s passing in 1970, Lily met Jack Snoxell in England. She moved back to England to marry Jack in 1973, where they resided until their retirement, and after a third move across the Atlantic returned to the Cowichan Valley, residing in Duncan for the last twenty-five years of her life amongst their growing family.
Lily was described by all her met her as “such a lady”, a loving wife, a caring and committed mother, and a true matriarch of her family. She was a member of the United Church of Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion. She taught Sunday school classes, assisted with many volunteer organizations, and worked as a Teacher’s Assistant, a Home Support Worker and became a
qualified Hypnotherapist in her post-retirement years. She was a wonderful seamstress and gardener and loved to dance.
Lily is survived by daughters Diane Irving (Bill) and her children Darren and Barbra; Pamela Wright and her children Jacqui and Fiona; Gail Saysell (Joe) and their children Shawn, Tera and Michael; and Jane Lindstrom and her children Deborah, Jennifer and Stephanie; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Lily was pre-deceased by her loving spouses, and many family members and lifelong friends.
A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services at 375 Brae Street in Duncan on Saturday, August 29 at 1:00, followed by a gathering and refreshments at the home of Barbra and Jamie Duncan at 3321 Moss Road, Duncan.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cairnsmore Place for the home they provided for mom in her final years.