Lilli SCHIWY

(nee Fender)

Oct. 2, 1930 – June 8, 2012

Lilli Schiwy was born in Poland. She was the oldest of four children and had two sisters and one brother.

Her German parents, Pauline and Ludwig Fender, were deeply rooted in the Evangelical faith, and Lilli was a born again Christian from her young years.

The family were refugees to Germany during the war years, and Lilli immigrated to Canada in 1949. In 1951, she married Henry Schiwy and they enjoyed a happy and blessed life in Chilliwack for over sixty years. They had three children during those years.

Throughout the second half of her life, Lilli was plagued by many chronic health issues, however she always kept her loving nature and wonderful sense of humour. She was the heart and soul of her family, and dearly loved, she will be missed every day of our lives. She was greatly loved by many friends, and loved them in return.

Lilli was predeceased by her mother, Pauline, in 1952, and her father, Ludwig, in 1965. She is survived by her husband, Henry, two daughters, Marlene Schiwy (Steve Rosen) in Vancouver, and Nellie Schiwy in Victoria, a son Walter Schiwy in Chilliwack and two grandchildren, Stefan and Chelsea Brandt in Victoria; by her sisters, Ella Fender, Ede Fender and brother, Horst Fender; Aunt Hilda Fender and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to thank the caring staff of the 3rd Floor Medical ward at Chilliwack General Hospital who cared for her during her last ten days.

A visitation for family and friends will take place at Henderson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 am followed by interment in Chilliwack Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm at the Chilliwack Baptist Church, 46336 First Ave, Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chain of Love Ministry, in care of Chilliwack Baptist Church.


Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium Ltd.

45901 Victoria Avenue,

Chilliwack, British Columbia

(604) 792.1344


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