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Lillian Phylis Dowes

Lillian Dowes ( nee Settle) passed away peacefully at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail on May 23, 2014 at the age of 79.

Lillian was born in Nelson on June 16, 1934 to parents Findlay and Beatrice Settle. She married Bob in 1964 and moved to Trail that same year where they raised their two children. After retiring from B.C. Tel in 1991, Lil and Bob relocated to Winlaw.

Lillian’s interests included gardening, camping, baking and most of all, spending time with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Lillian is survived by her husband of 49 years Bob, her daughter Sharon, son Mike (Michelle) and grand-daughters Brianne, Simone and Chantel. She is also survived by brothers Ted (Mo) Settle of Kaslo and Gordon (Leny) Settle of Trail, sister-in-laws Bernice of Winlaw, and Freda of Nelson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Lillian is predeceased by brothers John and Tom.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kirby, the Winlaw Ambulance Service, and the doctors and nurses who looked after Lillian during her stay in the hospital.

Cremation has taken place, no service at Lillian’s request.

A celebration of Lillian’s life will be held in Winlaw in July.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7.  

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. 

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