Lillian Margaret Cawley of Campbell River passed away January 9th at her daughter’s home in Duncan BC.
(Lilly) was born in Vernon BC in 1934 and spent her childhood on the family farm. She married her husband Tom Cawley (deceased) in 1956 and moved to the coast settling first in Rock Bay and later in Campbell River where she and her husband resided for over 50 years. Many will remember the couple as proprietors for Cawley’s sawmill. She was known for her honesty and outstanding work ethic. She never let the confines of gender job description ever get in the way of her commitment to just getting the job done.
Lilly is survived by her sister’s Ruth, Karoline, Elsie and Gertrude and her brothers Ernie and Norman, her children, Meryle Hilberry (Steve Hilberry), Dwaine Cawley (Connie Cawley), Janine Walker (Shawn Walker) and her Grandchildren, Zac Hilberry, Anna Hilberry, Erinn Hilberry, Tyler Cawley, Peytyn Cawley, Kyle Walker and Laird Walker.
A country person at heart, Lilly was most comfortable at her home surrounded by meadows where she could enjoy viewing the wildlife that shared her environment. She was quiet and reserved and we loved her very much.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 19th at 2:00 P.M. at Bethany Luthern Church in Campbell River. Memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society.