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Born: Apr 15, 1923

Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2012

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LILLIAN GENEVIEVE SCHREYER (nee BAKER) Known to everyone as Lil April 15, 1923 - March 21, 2012 With Love surrounding her, peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Mom went to be with our Lord and Saviour. Mom was predeceased by her daughter Beverly Nicol, her parents Anton and Pauline Baker and all of her 11 siblings. Left to mourn her passing is her devoted husband of 67 years George B., son Brian (Nancy); son-in-law Jim Nicol (Debra); son Greg; daughter Cheri (Don Kasianchuk) and daughter Darlene (Kelly Allardyce). She also leaves her grand and great-grandchildren: Ryan Schreyer (Terry); Jodi Cloutier (Denis) - children Natalie and Liam; Jimmy Nicol (Fran) - children Mackenzie and Jack; Penni Nicol Krupa - children Kamryn and Grace; Clayton Kasianchuk (Natasha) and son Clayton Adam; Jay Allardyce (Kelly) and Danny Allardyce. She also leaves numerous brothers and sisters-in- law, nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends. Mom grew up in the Ladywood/Cromwell area near Beausejour, MB. In 1945 she married the boy next door - George. In 1946 they moved to an old farm house at Lots 13 and 14 in Parkdale (RM of St. Andrews). In 1953 they built the house of their dreams and it was here over the next 51 years they raised their family and shared life. In 2001 Mom and Dad retired and moved to a life lease condo (MORI) in West St. Paul where they made many new friends. In 2009, Mom moved to the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg where she resided until her passing. Our Mom was a Beautiful woman who gave so freely of herself to her Family, her Church and her Community. Mom and Dad were Pioneers in the building of their parish. Mom was a very active member of St. Theresa's Choir, Social Committee and C.W.L. Mom however, also belonged to numerous other organizations (that of which will be covered at her Celebration of Life). Over her years Mom worked hard. She was a partner with Dad in all of their endeavors - with farming over 4000 acres of land or running their business of Schreyer Equipment and Schreyer Meats. Mom will always be remembered and respected by their customers as a parts person extra-ordinaire. Both Mom and Dad were also very blessed in being able to travel the world over; making many friends in their journeys. Mom loved Life - to have Parties and Family over. She was a GREAT cook ; she enjoyed singing; sewing; gardening; bowling (St. Joseph's); golf, playing cards (especially cribbage or poker) but she really liked to play - BINGO! Her car was always full taking women to and from games. As per Mom's wishes cremation has already taken place. Both Prayers and Mass will be held at St. Theresa's Church, 3597 Main Street in West St. Paul. Father Michael Wollbaum officiating. Prayers will be held Wednesday, evening March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mom's memory to St. Theresa's Church or to a charity of one's choice. We wish to thank the Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg for their tender care of Mom, especially over these last difficult days of her life. Mom you are certainly an angel now, wrapped in the arms of our Lord! We love and miss you but know that Your love will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you God for the gift of her Life with us. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 24, 2012

Condolences & Memories (22 entries)

  • My condolences and prayers to all the Schreyer family. I consider it a blessing and honour to have spent Christmas 2011 with Lillian, with song and feasting, with her loving famiy. Eternal Memory! - Posted by: Ted Reznowski (friend of family) on: May 04, 2012

  • Our sincere condolences to George & family. The Chwartacki family has many fond memories of the good times at the many social functions, barn dances & bingo's in St. Andrews. - Posted by: Tony & Vi Chwartacki (Kelowna, BC) (Family Friend) on: Mar 29, 2012

  • Cheri: I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember visiting her and your dad in Vegas. I know she enjoyed her Vegas trips and it was great to visit with her and your dad. I have not seen your mom for many years, but we always had a pleasant conversation when we saw each other. Liz Kiazyk - Posted by: Cheri Kasianchuk & family (friend) on: Mar 29, 2012

  • David and I send our deepest sympathy to the Schreyer family in the loss of their mother Lil. We remember the basement parties we attended as teenagers, hosted by Lil and George. They were part of growing up with Brian and Bev in St. Andrews. What great memories we have of your mother. Keep your memories in your heart and remember she is with God now and under his care. Our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: David and Audrey Boch (St. Andrews Neighbours) on: Mar 29, 2012

  • My sincere condolences to George and family on the passing of Lil. Her hospitality was always warm and welcoming. My 1956 bon voyage surprise party was at your home...I sailed to Europe, which was how one travelled in those days. Brother John boarded with you when he taught at St. Andrews and spoke of Lil's cooking, especially the ribs. My best wishes for your good health, George. - Posted by: Victoria Olchowecki (nee Mosquin) (friend) on: Mar 28, 2012

  • Auntie Cheri, I'm so sorry to hear about Gramma Lil. She was an amazing woman with one of the kindest hearts I've ever known. I remember the Christmas gatherings with her and Grandpa George opening their home to all their friends and family for the holidays - she was a great role model. Also, anytime the Responsorial Psalm - The Lord is my Shepherd, I always hear it sung in her voice. I know she's with Jesus now and I'm sure she's singing in the choir with the angels and my Granny and Papa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family through this difficult time. ♥ - Posted by: Carly Archer (nee Goodrich) (Friend of the family) on: Mar 27, 2012

  • Lil was a wonderful hostess to her American relatives both when Jim was a young boy and as an adult. Enjoyed her wonderful laugh and smile. Our condolences to all of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jim and Kathy - Posted by: jim and kathy schreyer () on: Mar 27, 2012

  • Sorry that on such a sad occassion we are renewing our acquaintances. In any event my thoughts are with you. I recall many happy occassions at farm picnics and MF trips. Take care of yourself Geo & I will get in touch with you next time I am in Winnipeg. Regards, Hugh Joyce - Posted by: Hugh Joyce () on: Mar 27, 2012

  • Our heartfelt condolences to all of Lil's family. We have fond memories of the Schreyer family reunions when visiting Canada and when everyone came to Minnesota. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Jo and Bo Paluch (Schreyer family cousin (Minnesota)) on: Mar 26, 2012

  • Lil was like a sister to our mother. They enjoyed many bingo nights together. We were honoured to have her speak at our mother's funeral. She was a great lady and will be missed. Condolences to George and the family. Love the Gusberti Family - Posted by: Charlene Gusberti (Family Friend) on: Mar 26, 2012

  • It was always a pleasure to be around Lil. She had a twinkle in her eye and a warm smile ready for all of the visiting Schreyers and we will miss that. - Posted by: Jay and Lynn Schreyer (American Relatives) on: Mar 26, 2012

  • Bill and Florence Regehr send their best regards and condolences to the family. Lil was the wonderful matriarch with huge motivation and energy and we all miss her. - Posted by: florence regehr (dear friends) on: Mar 26, 2012

  • Lil, Caroline was your eldest sister and the only sibling to live life south of Canadian border after marriage. My father, Caroline's son, and our family spent every summer of our childhood in Canada and with your family. Lil was the quintessential hostess, gracious, and doting to each and every individual she came in contact with. She (not even being the eldest) was the matriarch of our blessed, large extended Baker family. I cherish the thought that you came to my wedding in Florida, one of the youngest of your great nieces. I will always remember your fast talking, ready to serve anyone response in all situations. I remember you innocent, infectious, girly girl smile even after years of you serving our Lord. You are missed. God be we with your husband and children. You are special in my heart. Love You, Lisa Meikrantz - Posted by: Lisa Marie Meikrantz (Tolosko) (Great niece) on: Mar 26, 2012

  • My condolences to all of the family. I knew Lil as a wonderful and loving matriarch of the Schreyer clan in Canada. Our family gatherings with her and the rest of the family were very special for those of us visiting from Minnesota. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Stacey Schreyer () on: Mar 25, 2012

  • Lil and George made us feel so welcome when we moved to Manitoba in the late 60's we didn't know anyone and our only connection was through the dealership. Many fond memories of good times at the farm. Jim passed in 95 but Jean still going strong. Many good times bring smiles to our faces when we think of the Schreyers and particularly Lil and great cooking and hospitality. Our very best to the family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Jean Gourlay & Janet scholz (nee Gourlay) (Friends) on: Mar 25, 2012

  • While I'm not as old as Mrs Schreyer,I have been at Ste. Theresa's from the beginning, also. Dad and mom, the Overwaters and the Guerts families started the church when I was about two, along with the Schreyers, soon after moving out of the West St. Paul School. We finally had our own transplanted Building and on we went from there. Mrs Schreyer was a force in our Church forever, it seems. She pushed you to do well. Scolded you, with a smile, when you didn't, and was there to help no matter what. We were afraid of her and yet, deep down, we loved her. I will miss her. My condolences to her immediate family as her church family will miss her dearly. Best regards and well wishes to all of her extended family. - Posted by: Orel Kiazyk (Fellow Church goer) on: Mar 25, 2012

  • I have many fond memories of traveling from Minnesota to Winnipeg to visit Lil, George and the rest of the family over the years - starting with Dick and Jean driving our family up to Canada for visits to the farm. Joni and I more recently attended several family get-together/golf tournaments and an anniversary. Lil was a wonderful hostess. We're sending warm thoughts and condolences to Lil's family at this sad time. - Posted by: Jerry and Joni Schreyer () on: Mar 25, 2012

  • We will always remember the energy and motivation that Lil brought to her family, friends and neighbors. She was always a good friend to Mom and Dad Yuzark. Our condolences to the family and truly a life to celebrate. - Posted by: Ron & Marilyn Yuzark (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2012

  • "Diamond" Lil has always been and will always be very special to Albert & Edna Smith and family in Parkdale. Many wonderful times were had in the "good old days". We send our most sincere condolences from Yuma and wish we could be with the family at Lil's service. - Posted by: Betty Ducheck (Parkdale Neighbour) on: Mar 24, 2012

  • Sincere condolences to George & all the Schreyer Family on the passing of Lil. - Posted by: Ed & Shirley Timm-Rudolph (Family friends ) on: Mar 24, 2012

  • We are saddened to read about Lil's passing. She was so good to our mother Kathleen...Marcia and I knew Mom was well looked after by your family. Lil earned "airmiles to heaven" with all her kindness and good deeds for family and friends. She is now in heaven with Bev... checking out the Bingo games. Hugs to all the family. She will be missed - Posted by: Joanne and Terry Kohuch (wasylyk) (family friends) on: Mar 24, 2012

  • Dearest Schreyer Family. My heartfelt Condolences to all. Your mom was indeed a "Pillar" to our Community. Your mom and dad were both very dear friends to my parents and I will cherish those memories growing up and knowing your parents. Your mother is an angel now she flies high above the rest, and in your hearts always and forever she will be the best. - Posted by: Ronda (Yuzark) Pfeiffer (Friend) on: Mar 24, 2012

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