Lillian Sofia Theresa Foss (Loo Loo, Lilly, Lil) passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer at the age of 66 years in Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, Castor, Ab. on Dec. 28, 2016.
Lilly was born in Calgary, Ab. to Alice (Witczak) and Bruce Opalka.
Lilly was a devoted mother and grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, pet owner and friend to many and will be sadly missed by all. Her smile and presence brightened the lives of so many and she will be remembered for her strength, hardworking nature and loving caring heart.
Lilly worked tirelessly as a caretaker/janitor for most of her life. She touched many lives in her career. She thought a lot of the staff and students that she worked around.
Her pastime was filled with music and the love of her yard and flowers in the summer and cooking and baking in the winter.
Lilly is predeceased by her parents Alice and Bruce; sister-in-law Carol; lifelong friend Ray Wutzke.
Lilly is survived by her two daughters Cindy Jardine (Murray Keller) and her children Stephanie and Dylan, Tammy (James) Hildreth and their daughter Avery; brother Stan Opalka and his children and grandchildren; Ray’s sisters and their families.
Card of Thanks
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, gifts and kind words. Thank you to Dr. Hanton and Dr. Murphy, and the nurses and hospital staff that cared for Lilly and kept her as comfortable and pain free as possible.
Also thank you to Dean and staff of Parkview, Vern for leading and Michelle for the luncheon during this difficult time.
A gathering of family and friends was held in the Castor Community Hall on Sat. Jan 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Vern Hein as master of ceremony.
Memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Room c/o Parkview Funeral Chapels, Box 186, Castor, AB, T0C 0X0.
Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 403-882-3141, was entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.