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Lillian Estelle McLeish

April 14, 2021


Lillian Estelle McLeish

May 10, 1931 – April 14, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lillian McLeish announce her passing in Breton, Alberta on the evening of Wednesday, April 14, 2021. While her passing brings sadness, the memories of her life bring comfort as the family celebrates the gift of her huge heart and hospitable spirit .

Lillian’s love for knitting, crocheting, Bingo and playing the slots, (including trips to Vegas with Heather), help to capture her creative and fun-loving side, but the real essence of her heart and character were reflected in her caring and nurturing nature. Lillian was always very accepting and open to others, with her greatest love being for her children and grandchildren.  

Left to celebrate and remember the moments shared with Lillian are her three children, Ian, Brenda (Todd) and Heather (Rheinhold); three grandchildren, Patrick, Nikki (Curtis) and Steven along with two great grandchildren, Farren and Kaleb. Lillian will also be lovingly remembered by her three siblings, Gerald, Jean and Gordon as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Lillian was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, John McLeish; infant daughter Bonnie; parents Roy and Kathleen Lawrence; sisters Mabel and Jessie and brother Raymond.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

The family is so very grateful to all the staff at the Breton Continuing Care Centre who took such gracious and kind care of Lillian during her time there. It is with hearts filled with gratitude that the family would ask that in lieu of flowers or cards, please kindly consider a donation to the Breton Continuing Care Centre at 4919 49 Avenue, Breton Alberta, T0C 0P0.

Any donations will go towards the memorial tree planting and patio renovation projects. These projects will honor Lillian's memory by enhancing the stay of the seniors, and visitors, at the Breton Continuing Care Centre. 

Condolences may be sent by visiting:

Arrangements in care of Dwayne Henley at:

 Affinity Funeral Service

5137 50 Avenue, Drayton Valley

780 542 3338

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Jeanette (Engblom)

April 22, 2021 8:37 PM

I first got to know your Mom in Winfield and we continued to visit in Breton. She reminded me of my Mom, which I often told her. We laughed together and joked about her “attached” friend. There were times I’m sure she was tired but she enjoyed the Church services at Winfield and the treats I brought. In Breton we would FaceTime until it became available for me to come in person. As I mentioned, she reminded me of my Mom and I will very much miss her.

Brenda McLeish

April 22, 2021 3:05 PM

Mom, there are no words to say how much I miss you.  My heart is breaking thinking I'll never be with you again.  I'm happy for all the time we spent together, whether it be shopping at your "adult" store, playing cribbage, bingo or going to the casino to play the penny machines.  I'll miss our trips throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta for Patrick's swim meets, water polo tournaments and his theatre productions.  My two favorite vacations with you were to Banff with Ian and Patrick and then just our trip to Scotland.  Great times and memories that can never be taken from me.  You're my heart, my soul, my everything. I'm posting a video that I took in this life, but hoping you are feeling the same way in the after life as well.  God love you forever.

Rosemary Durrant

April 20, 2021 8:57 AM

Lillian was so joyful and lovely. It was pleasure to have known her. I will miss her.

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April 19, 2021 2:16 PM
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