Lila Lorine Marsh (Arneson), 86, passed away peacefully after a short time in Oliver Hospital, Oliver, B.C. Her family was at her side.
Lila was born in Roros, Alberta on June 18, 1927 and received her angel wings on June 22, 2013.
Mom loved to visit over coffee, gardening and travel. She had just returned from a trip to Arizona this spring and was planning to travel to Seattle to watch a Mariner’s game at the end of July.
She also had a great love of sports, mostly hockey and the Vancouver Canucks. One of her biggest thrills was going to a Canucks/Oilers game in Edmonton with her sister Irene, in her Oilers jersey, and mom in her Canucks shirt. Mom was the happy sister leaving the arena that night. Curling was her other favorite sport that she loved to watch.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church in Oliver, B.C. Her unwavering faith in God helped guide her life. She enjoyed the companionship and fellowship of her church and regarded them as her second family.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband of 36 years, Carden Angus Marsh in 1989 and by her son Michael Terrance Marsh in 1966 as well as brothers Henry, Selmer and Benny Arneson and sisters Mrytle Rolston and Sadie Krinbill. She leaves behind her three sons and one daughter. Brian (Debbie), children Jillian and Caitlynn. Tom, (Kathy), children Tina, Cory-Lynn and Laura. Patty (Bob), children Michael, Greg and Kevin. Ken (Barb) and their child Christy. Her sister Irene McMann, the Oilers fan, resides in Alberta.
Mom had a huge amount of family, from British Columbia all the way back to Nova Scotia that she kept in contact with. She most enjoyed conversations with Rose King (niece) in Nova Scotia and many visits from Marlene (niece) and Lorne Pearson from Alberta.
Mom’s service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on June 27, 2013. Interment will be held at a later date in Chilliwack, B.C.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10