We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Willmor Chapel
Peacefully with her family at her side, Lillian Maria Barbara Delichte passed away at Notre Dame Health Centre on August 25, 2021 at the age of 80 years.
Lillian was born September 24, 1940 on the home farm to Isidore and Martha (DePape) Wytinck.
Lillian is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Maurice. Her children, Lorena (Gordon) Van Damme, Danica Chevalier (Andre Mangin), Bonnie (Laurie) Van Den Bossche and Henry (Meredith) Delichte. Grandchildren Carla (Leo), Lorissa (Lyle), Paul (Brandy), Christina (Bruce), David (Tiff), Trevor, Michael, James, Louann (Drew), Bradley (Emily), Lucas, Trent and Laura. Great grandchildren Katrina, Logan, Jack, Brock, Michael, Bram and Charlotte. Also her brother Don (Deborah), sister in-law Beatrice Wytinck as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents Isidore and Martha, son in-law Michael Chevalier, brothers Ed (Margaret), Herb, nephew Lyall Wytinck, niece Brenda Andries. As well as in-laws Henry and Maria Delichte and sister in-law Doris (John) Jonk.
Lillian had a tremendous work ethic. Her family and farming were her life. Losing her father at the young age of 5 and watching her mother raise 4 children and run a farm until her brothers were old enough to take over had an impact on how she viewed life.
Lillian and Maurice were wed on June 11, 1960. They were true partners in every aspect of their life. They were a perfectly balanced team who truly respected and took care of each other. Together they built a dairy farm in the village of St. Alphonse. Lillian always made sure everything was neat, tidy, and spotless. She taught her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren the value of hard work, and how to make work fun!
Lillian’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her such joy. She loved spending time with them and never missed any of their activities and events – she was always present for every Christmas concert, music recital, 4-H event, graduation, etc. Lillian loved taking the kids to pick the eggs, and walks up the hill to the playground. She loved to tell them stories and listen to their stories as well.
She was also very dedicated to her community. She was active on the St. Alphonse Heritage Committee (writing two history books), St. Alphonse Hall Board and the St. Alphonse and District Foundation Board. She was very involved with the St. Alphonse Parish and enjoyed her years in the St. Alphonse Church Choir. She also worked at the St. Alphonse School for many years. Lillian took it upon herself to be the town historian and greeter. She was always willing to help at any community event or fundraiser. She especially loved the pumpkin cart fundraiser; she helped many people pick the perfect pumpkin for their Halloween needs over the years.
Lillian loved to travel and meet new people. Maurice’s years as a Dairy Farmers of Manitoba board member allowed them to travel across Canada. She made many dear friends during these years and kept in touch with many of them.
She faced her cancer diagnosis with strength and courage and was determined to fight with all her might. She always said work was her best therapy. Thank you to Dr. Woelk at Boundary Trails, Mom thought the world of you and we appreciate everything you did for her.
Mom, you will be forever loved and forever missed. Rest peacefully. Your work is done.
A Private Family Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday August 28, 2021 in the St. Alphonse Catholic Church, St. Alphonse MB with Father Vincent Lusty as Celebrant. Interment to follow in the St. Alphonse Parish Cemetery.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Lillian’s memory to the St. Alphonse and District Foundation, PO Box 44, St. Alphonse MB, R0K 1Z0.
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