Lillian Joyce May (Mitchell) Rokstad
Lillian Rokstad passed away peacefully on Friday, April 9, 2010 surrounded by family at McKenzie Place in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 81. Lil was born on July 17, 1928 in Miniota, Manitoba. She raised nine children and worked at the Bulkley Valley Hospital for 21 years. Lil was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend dedicated to helping others. Lil will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a source of inspiration for all and was full of generosity, caring, and love. Lil is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bernard Rokstad and her children; Barb (Wilf) Fuerst, Gloria (Randy) O’Brien, Donna (Tom) Leach, Bernie (Jeanne) Rokstad, Vicky Rokstad, Sherry (Rob) Piel, Colleen (Stubbs) Watson-Rokstad, Chuck (Lori Watt) Rokstad, Bonnie (Rick) McDonald and nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Lil is also survived by her brother Jim (Linda) Mitchell of Mississauga, Ont and predeceased by her mother Effie (Mclean) Mitchell (born in Calandar, Ontario), father Charles Gordon Mitchell (born in Leslie, Aberdeenshire Scotland), one sister and four brothers.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the St. John’s United Church in Clinton, BC. There will be a graveside service to follow and everyone is welcome.
Donations in Lil’s memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, Parkinson’s Society or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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