• Sep. 3, 2013 7:00 a.m.

In loving memory of Lila Mae Braun.

Lila Braun passed away peacefully early Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Born to Rawley and Ruth Swanborg, Oct. 14, 1932, she grew up in Columbia Valley, then Vedder Crossing. Lila married Ben Braun of Yarrow in 1954, and is survived by their 6 sons: Ralph (Melinda), Brad, Terry, Russell (Josee), Ken (Joan) and Warren (Beryl). She will also be missed by all her grandkids: Heather, Lyle, Tennille, Whitney, Jory, Connor, Nolan, Aiden, Ethan, Nathania and Cole. Predeceased by husband Ben in 2007. She is also survived by her twin sister Norma Friesen, sister Joan Gust, brother John Swanborg and predeceased by brothers, Ernie, Don, and daughter-in-law Tammy.

A long time resident of Chilliwack, early in family life Lila was active in the community with March for Dimes, Kinette and later, she and Ben were also members of Chilliwack Alliance Church. Lila was a true artist and enjoyed gardening, baking, painting and drawing, summer camping trips to Vancouver Island, fishing trips to Shuswap, Skaha and Fish Lake and visiting family. She is remembered as a good neighbour, a courageous mother in the face of challenges, and a caring grandmother. Memorial service will be held at Yarrow Alliance Church on Thursday, September 12th at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344.

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