TAYLOR, (PHOEBE) LUCILE: Passed away peacefully at Orchard Haven in Keremeos, BC, Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the age of 97. She went to her eternal home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and her husband, Paul of 73 years, her parents, and her sister Alice. She will be greatly missed by her siblings; Royal (Mary), Maynard (Mary), Virginia (Jack), and Byrdella (Bob), as well as her four children; Rosalie (Lynn) Johnson, LeRoy (Lois), Alvin (Janice), Bonnie (Olaf) Sorenson, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by many friends to whom she was “Ma Taylor”, Grandma, and Lucile.
Lucile lived life well and took pleasure in simple, day-to-day things. She made work fun with many stories and songs to accompany the tasks. She loved making things grow, especially flowers. She always shared the abundant produce of her garden with others. Lucile and Paul enjoyed having people in their home, and in their retired years reached out to many young families. Lucile believed and practiced her Christian beliefs and values in everyday life. She chose to be happy with whatever life brought her way. She said the secret of her 73 years of marriage was: “Treat each other with love and respect”. She also said, “They have been happy years and I thank the Lord God for strength and courage to stay married, raise a family and now reap the benefits of that.”
A Memorial Service was held Friday, Oct. 7th, at 3:00 pm at her church, Similkameen Christian Fellowship, officiated by Pastor Don Bodden. Special thank you to the women in the church for preparing the reception goodies.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lucile’s memory to Similkameen Christian Fellowship, Box 116, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0.
The family would like to thank pastor Bodden and the church family, Dr. Biggs, and the staff at Orchard Haven for all the loving care they gave our mother and late father over the years, especially in the last 21/2.