Oct. 22, 1929 – May 11, 2012
Lila passed away at Eagle Ridge Hospital on May 11, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
Predeceased by her husband, Arthur, and her brothers, Elvin and Cecil Hurtig. Survived and very much missed by her children Bud (Heidi), Alana Nordstrand (Doug), Karl (Ellen), and Eileen Burke (Mike); and her grandchildren Emily, Celina, Brett, Amber, Kaya, Tara, Angela and Ryan; her sister Beatrice Murdock, brothers Norman and Len Hurtig, and sisters-in-law Pats Hurtig and Marie Kurz.
Born in the Rolling Prairie district south of Riverhurst, Saskatchewan, she worked hard on the family farm. As a young woman she came out to Vancouver to work with her cousin Eris Skatch at BC Sugar.
She later returned to the farm in Central Butte and met Art. They were married in 1957 and moved to Yarrow where Art taught school for 30 years. Her heart, her home, and her kitchen were open to anyone and she hosted countless guests at her table. In addition, she raised four busy children and found time to enjoy drawing and painting.
In 2008, they moved to the Residences at Belvedere in Coquitlam, where she made many new friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 2 pm at the Burquitlam Funeral Home located at 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.