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Born: Jun 19, 1956

Date of Passing: Oct 07, 2021

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(nee COTE)
June 19, 1956 – October 7, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Lydia on October 7, 2021 peacefully at home, after a three-year battle with cancer.
She leaves behind her loving husband Brian of more than 41 years and her two loving daughters, Stephanie (Alex) and Sarah (David); along with her most precious gifts, her three granddaughters, Isabelle, Florence and Norah who were the light of her life. Lydia also leaves behind her mother Louise; sisters, Lynn (Larry) and Cindy (Tom); brothers, Wendell (Rachel), Kerry and Randy (Marie); mother-in-law Margaret; sister-in-law Ann Marie and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by her father James and brother-in-law John.
Lydia was involved in sports from an early age and was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2019 along with her teammates. For over 40 years, Lydia enjoyed her summers on Wildcat Island on Lake of the Woods and upon retirement to Florida, continued her sporting activities including obtaining her pro status in shuffleboard and developing a mean pickleball serve. Lydia will be dearly missed by us all.
Cremation has taken place and a private Celebration of Life will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Never Alone Cancer Foundation. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her medical care teams for their exceptional care.

"I love you to the moon and back
and the stars beyond."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • We had known and I had worked with both Brian and Lydia for too many years to mention and you could not have asked for two nicer and caring individuals. They were both wonderful people and fine co-workers. She will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Ed & Leann Muise (Friends and prior co-workers) on: Oct 14, 2021

  • Dear Brian and Family, Doug and I are saddened to her of Lydia's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. She will surely be missed by all her friends at SLR. Doug and Diane (Friends from Saddlebag Lake Resort) - Posted by: Diane Eva Andreasen (Friends) on: Oct 13, 2021

  • Brian & family, So sorry to hear the sad news of Lydia. She was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed. With deepest sympathy. Joan Kay - Posted by: Joan Kay (Friend) on: Oct 12, 2021

  • Condolences to Brian and family - Posted by: Charles Marchand (Friend) on: Oct 11, 2021

  • Since meeting Lydia is 2003, I have spent more time and happy memories with her than any of my own aunts. She helped to make Wildcat Island a place I looked forward to each year, with her humour, kindness, and generosity. My three kids loved visiting Aunt Lydia and Uncle Barney’s place. While it will never be the same without her, we cherish those memories and love. - Posted by: Jane Wells (Nephew’s Wife ) on: Oct 10, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy to Brian & Family. Words can not express what we are feeling right now. Lydia always had a smile on her face and was a joy to be around. Hugs - Posted by: Wayne & Gwen Doak (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2021

  • It is with a truly heavy heart that I send my condolences to Brian and his family. Lydia was an amazing person that inspired me to play pickle ball and to love the SLR community. You have both been hugely missed these past years. I am profoundly sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Jill Batchelor (SLR friend and fellow pickle baller ) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • Dear Brian and family: No words can mend your heartache, but I know that your friends and family will bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. As a neighbour and fellow Shuffler, I will truly miss Lydia when we can all get back to Saddlebag. She was a master on the courts, and Jamie and I learned so much from her. We also watched in awe as she managed aspects of the Shuffleboard Club with great efficiency and a quiet grace. And, of course, the Kitchen Band will not be the same without Lydia's kazoo. She will be missed by so many. Warm wishes that memories of Lydia will bring you joy in the coming days. Jennifer Leith - Posted by: Jennifer Leith (Friend and Florida Neighbour) on: Oct 09, 2021

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