Lillian Skates

Lillian Rachel Skates

January 3, 1934 – December 2,2008

Lillian passed away after a long and courageous battle with hepatitis C in the hospital in Revelstoke, B.C. at the age of 74. Lillian loved her mountains which she live in Makakwa, B.C. and she loved to come home to Caroline and Ricinus area where she grew up as a child, and as often as she could and that her health would allow lately. Lillian was born to Sarah Moore (Bugbee) and Austin Moore and attended the old Wooler School in her younger years. Lillian touched a lot of hearts and lives while she was here on earth with us. Lillian was a free spirit at heart and will be greatly missedby all who knew her. We LOVE you. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Lillian’s memory may be made to the Tom Baker Hospital, 1331 29 Street. N.W. Calgary, A.B. T2N 4N2.

A Cowgirl’s Last Request

Let me tell you folks

Who have gathered here today

That I’m a proud and thankful cowgirl

Who has passed away.

I know it’s hard

But please don’t cry

Fer I’m now ridin’ God’s trails

High up in the sky.

The hoss I’m ridin’ now

Don’t spook, buck or kick

Fer God’s stables perfect horses

And now I have my pick.

Lord, please forgive all my sins

Fer I haven’t been perfect

But I know that he belives in me

Freve win!

I have lived a good life

A cowgirls dream come true.

Thank you Lord,

Fer I’m now ready to ride into eternity

Me, my horse and you!


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