Lillian Alice Lanoue was born on May, 11, 1917 in London, England and passed away on November 24, 2013 in Scarborough, Ontario. Lillian lost her mother to the 1918 flu pandemic at a very young age and was raised for a number of years by her great aunt who was a leader in the London Salvation Army. Her early experience with the Salvation Army along with a natural very kind heart and concern for others made her an extremely considerate and loving individual always putting others’ needs above her own throughout her entire life. She was a true care giver and helped everyone who came her way to the fullest extent possible. Her loving heart will be greatly missed by her family and many friends although due to her long life a number of her friends have predeceased her.
Having been born during World War I, Lillian lived through World War II while London was being bombed by the Germans and had to go underground in a backyard shelter with her infant son until being evacuated out of London to Leeds. She and her husband John along with their two children, Michael and Vivien, migrated to Canada from London in 1957 and she lived for over 56 years in the Toronto area. John and Lillian both worked very hard to establish a new and prosperous life for their family in Canada and she retired as a supervisor from Yardley in 1972. She and John had many good friends and enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, entertaining in their home and traveling including many trips back to the homeland of London and to Florida to visit her daughter Vivien and her family.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband John in 1991 and also by her beloved son, Michael in 2012. She is survived by her daughter Vivien Clendenning and her husband Tom of Tallahassee, Florida, granddaughter Lana Clendenning of Tampa, Florida daughter-in law Stephanie Lanoue, granddaughters Michelle and Krystal Lanoue and Mikey, grandsons Mark and his wife Melis, Steven and Richard Lanoue all of the Toronto area.
Lillian was a Christian and a member of the Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave. Caledon, ON L7E 0L9 where a service will be held in her honor on Sunday, December 1st at 3 PM followed by a Church luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave. Caledon, ON L7E 0L9
May she rest in peace after a long life dedicated to caring for those around her.