Former Chilliwack/Osoyoos resident, Lillian Trafton, 88, died peacefully October 6th, 2011 with her family around her, after a long struggle with dementia. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Walter Trafton in 1976. She is survived by her children Amelia & Colin Murray, Merle & Phil Viaud, David & Cynthia Trafton; grandchildren Chris (Kristen), Tasha (Nikita), Brishen (Joanne), Nathan, Chantille (David), Nick (Devon) & Kasi; 7 great-grandchildren, and by her sisters Iola (Jack) & Helen.
Lillian was born in Vancouver. She married Walter in 1947 and moved to Chilliwack where she was very involved in volunteer work while her children were growing up. They retired to Osoyoos and after Walter died, Lillian worked as Coordinator of Home Support Services and later as Hospice Coordinator.
In her retirement she was instrumental in the formation of the Oliver/Osoyoos Friendship Group, she was a member of Soroptimists and volunteered at the Osoyoos Food Bank. Throughout her life, she made many long term friends. She moved to Richmond six years ago where she was close to her family. Lillian had a wonderful life with her husband and children and their families.
At her request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lillian’s favourite charity, Covenant House, 575 Drake St., Vancouver, V6B 4K8.