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Lillian Theresa Bentham

February 9, 2016

At age 93, our dear mother passed away in peace and comfort at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Lillian joins her pre-deceased parents Glen and Annie, brothers Bill, Peris, Merland, and Vern Atkinson. Lillian is survived by sister-in-law Helen Atkinson, and sons Rob (Donna), and Garry (Barb). Grama B, as she was called, also leaves grandchildren John, Craig, Ashley, Bryn, and Nick, along with eight great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, her extended family, and many friends.

Ebor Terrace in North Saanich would become her family home for 54 years. The heart of our family, Lillian made that house a home and a place of welcome with many gatherings for family and friends over the years. With a life long quest for good health, she loved her garden, the harvest of fruits, berries, vegetables, and will be remembered for her famous pies, cakes, and big jovial laugh.

Lillian’s Christian faith gave her strength through life and in her final journey. She was truly a kind, cheerful, and most forgiving person who always saw the best in others. Lillian’s celebration of life will be held on March 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Friendship Community Church, 7820 Central Saanich Road, Saanichton. Flowers are gratefully declined in lieu of donations in Lillian’s name to Mt. Newton Centre, 2158 Mt. Newton Crossroad, Saanichton, B.C., V8M 2B2.

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