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Born: Jan 06, 1932

Date of Passing: Feb 18, 2023

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January 6, 1932 - February 18, 2023

Sadly, our loving Mother, Lily Milda Gibson (nee Lundquist), passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg at the age of 91.
She is survived and will be dearly missed by her children, Will, Ingrid (Robert), and John (Valerie); grandchildren, Joel and Megan; as well as her extended family and countless friends. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; mother Maude; sisters, Shirley and Ingrid; brother John; and granddaughter Erin.
Mom loved to travel and started seeing the world at the very early age of five years old, when she boarded a ship to Sweden in 1937 with her mother and sisters. She travelled extensively with her husband Bill, and thoroughly enjoyed her travels throughout Canada and the USA, Mexico, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and cruises through the Panama Canal. As a young child, she had always dreamed of going to China and climbing the Great Wall, and did so in 2011. She even received a medal for successfully climbing to the top!
She was an avid golfer, a full-time member at both Bel Acres Golf Club, as well as Pine Ridge Golf Club, for many years. She achieved her break 90 pin, won numerous tournaments, and her crowning glory was a Hole in One!
She decided to return to the workforce in the early 1970s. She wanted to work in the toy department at Eatons', went for her interview, and was hired immediately! When she returned home, she expressed disappointment that they did not hire her for a part-time position in the Toy department, but rather a full-time position in the Jewelry department, specifically the gold counter, which she loved, and was with Eatons' until they closed.
Later, for years, every Saturday morning Mom frequented garage sales. Not normally an early riser, Saturday was the exception, she was up at 7:00 a.m., and hunting for treasures by 7:30 a.m. She found many exceptional pieces which she sold at The Forks and at numerous antique sales. She was a member of both the Manitoba Antique Association, as well as the Manitoba Doll Club, enjoyed going to the meetings and socializing with fellow members, as well as enjoying the presentations given by that particular association.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Winnipeg in mid-April, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Siloam Mission or The Salvation Army.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 25, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sorry for your loss. I met Lily through the Manitoba Doll Club. She was such a nice lady and always had interesting stories and knowledge to share. We certainly missed her at our meetings over the past few years. She will be fondly remembered. - Posted by: Dianne (Manitoba Doll Club member) on: Mar 03, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Will, Ingrid, John and families. I knew your mother from the Manitoba Doll Club and often sat with her. She was always smiling and often had me laughing at the stories that unfolded about her adventures in life. Through our conversations we found out that we both worked at Eaton's; she started early 70's while I was mid 70's as a part-time job in high school. Her wealth of knowledge about antique or vintage dolls was amazing and she taught me so much. Sadly she was not able to attend meetings these last few years and the club certainly missed her. Heaven has gained an angel! - Posted by: Lucy Cook (Friend - Manitoba Doll Club) on: Feb 25, 2023

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