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
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!