Born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on November 17, 1915, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2011 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 95.
Predeceased by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Jean, and his eldest son, Richard, and two sisters, Muriel and Phillis. Lionel is survived by children Tom (Hilma), Ron, Myrna (Randy); 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers a sister, daughter-in-law Paulette as well as numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends in Brandon, MB, where Lionel and Jean spent many wonderful, happy years and, more recently, in Chilliwack, BC. Lionel was dedicated to serving his community as a Lion’s Club Member for over 60 years. He had a talent for anything mechanical. He was proud to have attained two journeyman tickets (auto mechanics and electrician) and to be a founding member of the Pioneer Power and Equipment Club in Brandon and later, a member of the Atchelitz Threshermens’ Association in Chilliwack. He was quick to share these talents with family and friends, always there to lend a hand. Lionel will forever be loved and cherished by his family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Broadway Mennonite Brethren Church, 46644 Maple Avenue, Chilliwack, BC. For those who desire, donations in Lionel’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.
“Forever in our Hearts”
Alternatives Funeral &