Lillian Grace Byrnell (nee Semko)

Lillian, 81 of Pitt Meadows, BC passed away on February 25, 2015, peacefully at Ridge Meadows Hospital surrounded by her family.

Lillian was born in Struan SK on January 21, 1934 to Nikolai and Katherine Semko and was the second eldest of 9 children.
In 1944 her father moved the family to Sardis, BC to continue farming in a milder climate.

Lil worked for many years at Nabob Foods as a packer and was able to retire early with her husband Warren, so they could start new adventures in their RV.

Lil is survived by her husband Warren of almost 61 years; her 4 children, Rod (Debbie), Bruce (Lorraine), Karen (Bob) Light, Charlene (David) Milton; 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents; as well as brother Ernie Semko, brother in law Russell McLean (Sr), sister in law Kieran Semko and great grandson Aiden Byrnell.

Funeral service to be held at 11AM on Friday March 6 at Maple Ridge Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge BC V2X 3E2 with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929

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  1. Peter and Frances Clegg :

    Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of grieving.

  2. It was a privilege to have met her…On behalf of our family we send our love and sympathy to you and all your family.

  3. Norma Murray :

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family, Warren.

  4. Anne & Terry Light and family :

    We thought of Lill as part of our extended family. We are so sorry that she is no longer with us and send you our love and sympathy.

  5. David Light :

    Great memories of good times whenever we were in the company of Lil and Warren. Rest In Peace to a wonderful person and hope all is well with my Sis’ Karen and my big bro Bob.
    Dave and Lily.

  6. Bridgette Skibinski (Byrnell) :

    Dearest Lilian,

    I am so greatful to have known you and to be part of your extraordinary family. The love and respect I’ve have known from you has been truly cherished, by myself and my two girls Olivia and Shayla.

    I will always remember your strong opinions and great sence of humor. I was always able to come to you for advice and leave feeling heard and understood. Your wisdom was taken humbly and greatfully.

    As you make your way back to the stars, think of the wonderful family here who loves you and embrace the new adventures you have yet to behold. Be at peace with your family in heaven and depart with the knowledge that we will all be together again soon.

    So this is not good bye, but see you one day soon.

    Love forever,
    Bridgette, Bobby, Olivia & Shayla.

  7. Janis Elkerton :

    We were so sorry to hear of Lil’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family.

    Janis and Wayne

  8. Pete and Terrie Seders :

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a sad time.
    God bless you

    Sincerely,
    Pete and Terrie Seders

  9. Valerie Wheater :

    Dear Rod and Debbie, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother. I hope that your cherished memories and love will give you comfort and strength to overcome this sad time.
    With love,
    Val

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