Lillian (McArthur) Dunn

Lillian passed away peacefully following a brief illness at Burnaby General Hospital in British Columbia on February 23, 2014.

Lillian was the fifth of six children born to Archibald and Margaret Jane McArthur on November 29, 1913 in Pretty Valley, Manitoba. Lillian received her Teachers training in Dauphin and following graduation returned home and taught for a number of years at the Pretty Valley School.

On July 6, 1940 she married David Adam Dunn at the McArthur family farm in Pretty Valley. Following their marriage they moved to Wells, BC , but soon returned to Kenville to raise their family. Years later they settled permanently in Castlegar, British Columbia. Following the move she resumed teaching until her retirement in 1977.

Her retirement years were spent doing the things she loved. Traveling, reading, gardening and most especially spending time with her family. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great -Grandmother, Aunt and Friend. We will never hear her voice again, or see her smile, but she will live forever in our hearts. She has finally come home to rest with her family.

She is deeply missed by her children, Bonnie (Terry), Donna, and Bill (Leda). As well as Grandchildren Jeff (Louise), John (Kim), Andrew (Sue), Joe (Jill), Jake (Kathy), Meghan (Jeremy) and Great-Grandchildren, Aliandra, Ava, Sophia and Jack.

Lillian was predeceased by her Husband David, her Granddaughter Jodi , her Brother John McArthur and Sisters, Maud (Gordon) Edith ( McIntosh), Jessie (Davidson) and Evelyn (Suggitt).

A memorial service will be held at the Kenville United Church on May 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm followed by internment in the Birchwood Cemetery.


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