Lil Elizabeth Unwin
The family of Lil Unwin is sad to announce her passing on November 20, 2012 at Mount Cartier Court at the age of 88.
Our Mom, Mother-in-Law, Gram and Great Gram moved to Revelstoke, from her hometown of Edmonton, in 1946 as a young war bride. Getting off the CPR train that snowy day in February was the beginning of a new chapter in her life and we are grateful for her courage as Revelstoke has been a beautiful hometown. Her early days were filled raising two daughters while connecting with the community. Employment opportunities came at the Revelstoke Credit Bureau, Niagara and Avco Finance and the Revelstoke Credit Union where she enjoyed many years until retirement.
Thank you Mort Rafuse for opening the door for her.
Her heart expanded big time with the arrival of her two grandchildren and gave her the chance to babysit, bake endlessly and introduce them to her world of sports in general and hockey in particular and being Irish. Coming from a hockey family where her older brother Jim, in 1950 coached the Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys to the World Hockey Championship in London, England, there was no question hockey was to influence her grandchildren’s lives. In 2011 twin great grandchildren added to her family legacy and she would have loved spending more time with them.
A warm thank you to Dr. Farrugia for your genuine care and concern – she really looked forward to your appointments. Thank you also to Dr. Mostert and the staff of Mount Cartier Court for honoring her dignity and appreciating her Irish sense of humour.
Mom/Gram was predeceased by many family members in Edmonton and her beloved granddogs Brandee and Ali. Missing her enveloping hugs are daughters Joan (Ken) Pattison, Revelstoke; Jeanne Uwynn, Kelowna; grandchildren Trish Pattison, Vancouver; and Brad (Joelle) and great grandchildren Connor and Sienna Pattison, Port Coquitlam.
No service will be held at her request. In lieu of flowers we invite you to think of Mom when you look at Mt Begbie as this majestic view gave her pleasure from her kitchen window for more than sixty-five years.