Lillian Gertrude (Budd) WrigleyFebruary 10, 1933 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 86)
Lillian Gertrude Wrigley (nee Budd), age 86, passed into the presence of her Saviour at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow Sk. on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Lillian Budd was born in New Scotland, NB. on February 10, 1933. She worked hard on the farm and quit school to help her mother with the children. Her brother Harold was killed in a logging accident at the age of 17. She trusted Jesus as her personal saviour as a teenager and was baptized along with two of her brothers in 1949. She went to Business College to upgrade her education in 1956 and got a job at # 5 Supply Depot in Moncton.
She married Gordon Blair Wrigley on August 31, 1957. To this union were born three daughters: Susan Diane in 1958, Deborah Helen in 1961, and Donna Faye in 1962.
Lillian loved being outside gardening or sitting in the shade reading a book. She made many beautiful sweaters and quilts for the grandchildren. She also loved cooking and her kitchen was often filled with the smell of fresh baked bread. In 1971 her youngest daughter Donna died of a rare kidney disease. Once Susan and Deborah were grown Lillian went to work at the Nor-West Motel in Moncton. Her Husband Gordon was an Electrician at the Canadian National Railway. He worked there many years before having a heart attack and causing early retirement. He passed away in December of 2001.
Lillian worshipped her Lord at the Moncton Gospel Hall for many years before moving to Glen Ewen SK. be closer to her two daughters. She loved being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She could often be seen working on a puzzle or reading a book with her dog Jodi close by.
She was predeceased by her parents, James and Hazel (Crandell) Budd; husband, Gordon B Wrigley; daughter, Donna Faye Wrigley; three infant great-grandchildren, Winter Indiana, Silas George, and Bella Rain; father and mother-in-law, John and Bertha Wrigley; six brothers, Ralph, Ernest, Harold, Willard, Robert, and Daniel; sister, Rosalie Steeves; two sisters-in-law, Lois Budd and Stella Budd; four brothers-in-Law, Wendall Steeves, Len Pellerin, Robert Wrigley, and Eugene Boyd Wrigley.
She is survived by her two daughters, Susan (George) Taylor of Glen Ewen SK. their children: Joel (Leta) Nia and Vance of Calgary AB. Aaron (Shawna) Hunter, Ava and Lilliana of Glen Ewen, Jeremy (Haynnis) Sophia and Elise of Glen Ewen, April of Glen Ewen, Loralee and Charlea of Alameda, Janet of Edmonton AB, Matthew of Carnduff and Joanna of Alameda; daughter, Deborah (Dann) King and their children: Amanda (Matt McDonald) Benny (Felicia) and Sarah all of Calgary; two brothers, Rae Budd of Beaverlodge, AB. and Vaughn (Tillie) Budd of Trail, BC.; four sisters, Carol (Richard) Douthwright, Helen (Keith) Crouse, Joyce Budd, and Kathyrn Pellerin; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Budd and Marilyn Donaher; also numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Lillian was held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Glen Ewen Gospel Hall, Glen Ewen, SK.
A second funeral service was held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Moncton Gospel Hall, Moncton, NB. Interment followed at the Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, NB.
Donations can be made to chooselifeministry.ca Box 176, Glen Ewen, SK. SOC 1C0 or a charity of your choice.