In Loving Memory Of

Beatrice Evangeline Lilge

November 9, 1921 - August 16, 2012


Beatrice Evangeline Lilge, our vibrant outgoing Mom passed away following a short illness on 16 August 2012. Born on 9 November 1921 in Roycroft (Rycroft) Alberta, she was the eldest daughter of Edythe and Jerry Knezevich. Mom was a social butterfly and was very engaged in life. She loved driving her car, meeting friends for coffee or lunch, taking them shopping and checking in on them to ensure they were well. She was a passionate gardener. Pickled beets, fresh and canned tomatoes and marmalade were a few of her specialities. Many people enjoyed her home-made pies, especially lemon meringue and her ginger snap cookies. Sweet peas and sunflowers were her favourite flowers that she grew and the chickadees that frequented her backyard feeder brought her much joy. Mom loved living in her own home and her greatest concern was if she had to move there wouldn't be a clothesline. Her hands were never idle, knitting kept them busy. Countless pairs of mittens, cotton dish clothes and baby hats were produced during the long winter months watching her favourite TV programs, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She was the greatest promoter of life in the Peace Country that one could ever meet. There was no better place in the world to live as far as she was concerned! Mom embraced recycling and followed the motto “waste not want not” all her life. She often was a rebel with a cause keeping the city, provincial and federal governments on their toes. Thank you to her neighbours Dianne & Maury Holman, Trevor and Emery Wilson and Dave Mayer who gave her great support which allowed her to live independently in her own home. Also thanks to Bill and Joan Lilge and Ken & Betty Jean O’Shea for their support and engagement in Mom's life. Beatrice is survived by her five children


Our deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Lilge. We were neighbours of hers for years and she was by far our favourite neighbour. Our kids loves her and loved to go to her house. If Mrs. Lilge's garage door was open they would go and find her. We were sad to hear of her passing but so glad that she could maintain her independence and stay in her own home til the end. What a blessing to have known her. God bless you all, Dave, Sheyla, Mitch, Kara and Sam Schenk

posted by Sheyla Schenk, Grande Prairie : Aug 24, 2012


With Sympathy on the loss of your Mom. My mother was very fond of her.

posted by Carmen Bryan Dolhan, Spirit River Alberta : Aug 23, 2012


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