Lil was born in Victoria on august 7, 1915.
Survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Harry, daughter Linda (Murray) Ruehlen of Campbell River, son Bryan (Carol Pauker) Marrion of Toronto, grandchildren Laird (Dana) Ruehlen of Campbell River, Lyall (Perry) Ruehlen of Salt Spring Island, Asia Marrion, Lucy and Charley Pauker of Toronto, Katy Thompson of North Vancouver, sister Mary Callister, sister-in-law Janet (Percy) Sands, very special niece Pat Metcalfe and numerous extended family. Lil graduated from Victoria High School and worked her way to Manager of Ladies Wear at Eddy’s. After her marriage to Harry on June 7, 1939, Lil’s main love after family and friends was the “Y”, where she taught swimming for many years. One of her proudest moments came when a student saved herself after a boating accident by remembering her swimming lessons from Lil. Lil and Harry loved travelling and shared many great memories of their trips to all parts of the world. Nana was so happy when her grandsons moved from Campbell River to attend the University of Victoria. They frequently visited Nana’s house to be fed and supported through their studies. Helping family and friends were the main focus of Lil and Harry and they were well known for their many dinners and drives. Their marriage was the centre of their lives and they felt deeply blessed to be together at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavillion. The family is deeply appreciative of the love and care shown by the staff of the facility and to the attention provided by Dr. Ron Guy. The Pavillion is a perfect example of what is right in our health care system.
“Thank you Mom
for all the good times.”
A family service was held at the Pavillion and donations would be directed to the Campbell River and District Hospital Foundation.