January 12, 1923 – April 3, 2009
At home on April 3rd, after a dif? cult
battle with cancer Lilian died with
her family at her side. Lilian leaves
behind her loving husband John,
of 55 years, her children Seamus
(Eleanor), Nick (Lynnette), Will, Ed
(Miriam) and Helen.
“Nettie” will be missed by her
seven grandchildren, Marussia, Kyla, Nadine, Meghan,
Carolyn, Caleb, Ronen, and three great-grandchildren.
Lilian is survived by her siblings, Amy, Julie and Harry and
many nieces and nephews in Great Britain and Australia.
Lilian was born in Hackney, Greater London, England to Ann
and Harry Simonds. Her British work life included a period in
post-war occupied Germany before emigrating to Australia.
After meeting John on the ship the two of them spent many
years traveling around Australia and New Zealand before
emigrating to Canada in 1970. Their travels continued in British
Columbia where they made homes in Victoria, Cortes Island,
Gabriola Island, Nanaimo, and most recently Courtenay.
Our family wishes to acknowledge the excellent medical
attention provided by Dr. Simon Colgan, and the nurses
from VIHA, Home and Community Care, and Comox Valley
A memorial service will take place in the next few weeks. Date
to be announced.