ALKEMA, Lillian Elsie (née Bowman)
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Lillian Bowman Alkema was born August 10, 1918 in Birch River, Manitoba. She passed away peacefully on September 10, 2012 at Richmond General Hospital in British Columbia. She was the eldest of eight children and was raised on a homestead. She began work at 14 years old as a housekeeper. She later married and raised her family of five children. She worked very happily in later years at Minoru Hospital and Fraserview Assisted Living as Head housekeeper. She retired at 76. She was predeceased by her husband Hendrick (Henk), and her son Samuel. She will be missed by her children Harry (and spouse Jackie), Sandy (Samuel's spouse), Rosemarie, Carolyn, (husband Bart) and Kathy. There are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 in the Clubhouse at 12264 84 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Please visit www.valleyviewsurrey.ca to leave messages of condolence.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 13, 2012