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Lila Vivian Labbe (Rempel)

August 25, 1932 - October 7, 2021

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The language of motherhood knows no boundaries. There is nothing that mom would not have done for her children and family – and that was our mother. Her compassion for others and her commitment to her faith, her self-sacrifice will be her legacy. We are grateful for her influence, her love and wisdom.

She was ushered into heaven from Menno Place peacefully on Oct. 7th, 2021. She will join Raymond, her loving husband who passed in 2018. She will be remembered by her children, Wayne and his wife Marilyn, Denise and her husband Paul and Marcel. In addition, her grandchildren, Shawn and his wife Darlene, Kyle and his wife Erin, Adrian, Rochelle and Calvin. Her great children, Natalia, Braden, and Avery held a particularly special place in her heart. She was predeceased by Agnes, Lawrence and Carol,her siblings.

She was born in Consul, Saskatchewan on a rural farm. After her marriage to Raymond, she resided in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec, before returning to her family in BC. Mom worked most of her life in the accounting and administrative fields. She particularly enjoyed her time working at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly.

Mom’s love for dad was unconditional and provided care for him during his long battle with dementia and lung cancer, which allowed for him to remain at home before his passing.

An overwhelming characteristic of mom was her generosity. This was demonstrated in many ways to family, friends and those in need. We would often observe mom buying groceries for families experiencing difficulties. She also found meaning spending time and praying for those ill or dying.

Like many other working mothers, it was her desire to provide time and attention to her children and family. While she often felt she came up short, we her children were thankful for the time we received.

One of her favorite hobbies was painting where she was prolific. Many of her family and friends have a piece of her artistry. Once mom and dad retired, they both spent more time working on their creative pursuits, which included spending time at trade shows and flea markets selling their crafts.

Mom, you had unbelievable strength of character and faith. Thank you for modeling that to your children. The memories are plenty and we will miss the woman you were before you were taken away from us by the dementia. We take comfort in knowing you will be joining dad in heaven.

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From: Yvonne Livingstone
Relation: I was one of her care providers working for Nurse Next Door

I was sorry to see the notice in the paper of your mother’s passing but I know she is rejoicing now in the presence of the Lord and being with her husband Raymond. I was a caregiver from Nurse Next Door and enjoyed the times I spent with her talking, listening, praying and thinking of things that might bring her some joy. She loved to entertain and cook. I could tell by the way she loved to participate in the gatherings at the clubhouse and the things she looked forward to taking with her. We would bake some things together and we enjoyed eating the end result together. I retired due to health issues shortly before Covid 19 hit and so just had a time to rest. I thought of my clients often and wondered how they were. I was not able to reach Lila when I wanted to due to giving her time to adjust to a new caregiver but just a short while ago I felt I had the freedom to pursue finding her. I checked into Primrose and she was not there. I checked with Menno but was not successful. I’m sorry I was not able to see her one more time but I will look forward to catching up with her in Heaven one day. My thoughts are with you all in your loss but I am so thankful for all the wonderful memories you have of her and your walk of courage with her through her dementia. She was a talented, caring person and I’m glad I had the privilege of spending some time with her.

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