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Born: Nov 03, 1927

Date of Passing: Mar 23, 2019

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LILLIAN IRENE HIRST (nee SHACKLETON) November 3, 1927 - March 23, 2019 On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Boyne Lodge, Lillian, aged 91, passed away peacefully. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, John (Jack) Hirst in 2008. Lillian, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will be lovingly remembered by her children, Judith (Roger), John (Bev), David (Linda), Dennis (Michele), Pat (Dennis) and Barbara, grandchildren, Jeremy (Dawn), Christian (Courtney), Cale, Matthew, Jessica (Jeff) and Stephanie (Jeff), and great-grandchildren, John, Brooke and Finnegan, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Lillian is survived by brother James Shackleton, and brother-in-law Don Wilson. Lillian was predeceased by sisters, Verna Wilson, Leona Holliday and Beth Snow, brothers-in-law, Bob Holliday, Peter Snow, Ivan McIntosh, and sisters-in-law, Nina McIntosh (nee Hirst) and Jean Shackleton. After receiving her Teaching Certificate in Saskatchewan, Lillian taught in her home town of Kelvington and later moved to Manitoba where she taught in Stephenfield and met Jack. They were married in 1953. Lillian had a full career, teaching in Roseisle, Miami and Elm Creek. Lillian was also a dedicated farm wife, mother, grandmother, community member, friend and inspiration to many. A memorial service, celebrating Lillian's life, will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at the Carman United Church. Interment will take place in the Graysville Cemetery. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Boyne Lodge, who cared for Mom for almost 13 years. Doyle's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 26, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Lil's passing. Amazing that she outlived all her sisters! Today is the 16th anniversary of mom's death at 73... I have fond memories of visiting the farm as a city kid and taking lunch out to Uncle Jack in the fields. She sure loved to dress and bought me a green scarf in Carmen. Dad remembers having a lot of "good meals" at their home and we even enjoyed one 16 years ago when I drove Dad and my son on prairie trip to visit. She gave Sol a crocheted afghan. I have a lovely picture of Lillian and mom I think from Normal school days. Let me know if you want a copy. Big hugs to all. Life does go on and death is not the end... - Posted by: Tammie O'Rielly (Niece) on: Mar 27, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences in Lillian's passing. Had the joy of visiting her about a month ago. Lots of great memories. Not sure if we can make it Sat. but our thoughts & prayers are with you. Blessings, Jake & Maria Martens, Morden, MB - Posted by: Maria (Funk) Martens (next-door neighbour at the Graysville farm) on: Mar 26, 2019

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