Lola Bernice McBreen passed away on July 5, 2011. She was born at Innisfail, AB on December 16, 1927.
She moved to Mission City with her family in 1947. She worked at picking berries, the Indar Fuels office, Canadian Canners and at Stave Lake Cedar Mill. She then began a 36 year career with the Town, District and Municipality of Mission.
Lola was a sincere, caring, people person who devoted much of her personal time helping less fortunate folks. She volunteered for various boards and committees of organizations aimed at the betterment of our community.
She was a 47 year member of the Legion Auxiliary and 50 plus years with the Royal Purple. Much of her volunteerism involved union activities as a founding member of CUPE Local 1267, member of the Fraser Valley District Council, member of the Welton Towers Housing committee, member of the Pleasant View Housing Society and the Mission Hospital Auxiliary.
Lola was predeceased by her parents, Sven and Mary Reeves and her infant son Gerald.
She is survived by her loving husband Hugh and her son Dwayne Haffner (Diane) and beloved grandchildren, Gerald and Jaclyn. She is also survived by her brother Verne Reeves and Heather and their families and by her sister Mabel and Albert Heinzig and their families. Lola is survived by a large extended family in Canada and the US. Lola was a brave, beautiful, generous lady who fought for her life to the very end. God Bless you Sweetie.
Celebration of life to be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 7756 Grand St., Mission, BC on July 21st at 1:00 pm. Pastor Dan Wolfe officiating. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.