Spady, Lily Lydia (Engel)

Lily Lydia (Engel) Spady passed away at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, Castor, Ab. on Jan. 3, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Lily was born June 11, 1925 in the Castor area to Jacob and Lydia Engel. She was one of 13 children.
She attended Rosetta School and worked in Castor at the local grocery store.
In 1954, she married Victor Spady. Together they farmed on the Spady farm north of Castor. They raised four children, Keith, Kathy, Barry and Gayleen.
Victor passed away Dec. 27, 1995. Even after his passing Lily remained on the farm until 2000. At this point she relocated into Castor, living on her own until 2010, when she moved into the Paintearth Lodge.
This quickly developed into her new home, establishing many new relationships with staff and residents thus resulting in a wonderful and busy social life.
As a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, Lily loved her family dearly. Her thoughtfulness, attentiveness and kindness were evident daily. She always ensured everyone was plump full and taken care of. She loved seeing her 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren grow up.
She especially enjoyed passing on her knowledge of baking and gardening.
Predeceased by her parents Lydia and Jacob Engel; her husband Victor Spady; siblings: Jake Engel, Emma (Henry) Weber, Adolf Engel, Martha (John) Klaus, Ida (Clarence) Meyer, Arnold Engel, Richard Engel, Reinold (Josephine) Engel, Art Engel, Elsie (Harry) Spady; and brothers-in-law Leslie Renschler and Norman Hewitt.
Lily is survived by her children: Keith (Bonnie) Spady, Kathy (Don) Keay, Barry Spady, Gayleen (Allan) Neumeier; grandchildren Kurt (Janelle) Spady and their children Ava and Jackson, Ryan (Yvonne) Spady, Craig (Kristen) Spady and their children Mason and Ethan, Devin (Candice) Keay, Jenna (Derek) Green, Bobbi Spady, Marc Spady (Charissa Ronsko), Sean (Jeanine) Neumeier and their daughter Quinn, Aaron Neumeier and Micheal Neumeier (Emily Breum).
She is also survived by brother Alec Engel; sister Esther Renschler; sisters-in-law Lilly Engel and Natalie Hewitt as well as numerous other relatives and a host of many friends.
Funeral services were held on Sat. Jan. 6, 2018 in the Knox United Church, Castor Ab. with the Reverend Barbara Zimmerman officiating.
The interment followed in the Castor Municipal Cemetery where Lily was laid to rest along side her husband Victor.
If friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Lily’s memory to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation or to the Paintearth Lodge.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com .
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-882-3141.

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