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Lilias Kerr (McLean, formerly Smyth) BILLINGS

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Lilias Kerr (McLean, formerly Smyth) BILLINGS Notice
BILLINGS, Lilias Kerr (nee McLean, formerly Smyth). Lilias died on September 12, 2015 at Bethlehem Views, Tauranga. Aged 96. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Dianne Paton, Paul Smyth and Lynda Smyth, their partners, David Webber, Judy Smyth and David Colthorpe, her grandchildren Lisa, Tony and Rachael; Luke, Jacob, Mary and Sarah; John and Adam and her many great grandchildren. Lilias was married for 30 years to the father of her children, John Smyth, of Tauranga, and for another 30 years to William Billings, of Hamilton, both of whom have died. Lilias is well known for her love of music and she took an active role in choirs in both Tauranga and Hamilton. She had a special interest in the Tauranga Choral and Operatic Society where she performed regularly. She was also the costume designer and wardrobe mistress for many shows. She maintained her singing and piano playing right until the end of her life. A celebration of Lilias's life will be held on Thursday September 17 at11:30am at Ataahua, 644 Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. All welcome. Donations to remember Lilias can be made to Alzheimers New Zealand.
Published in The Bay of Plenty Times on Sept. 14, 2015
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