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Lillian Sofia Theresa (Opalka) Foss

Born: Mon., Dec. 11, 1950
Died: Wed., Dec. 28, 2016

Gathering of Family and Friends

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

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Lillian Sofia Theresa Foss (Loo Loo, Lilly, Lil) passed away after a courageous battle with Lung Cancer at the age of 66 years in Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, Castor, Alberta on December 28, 2016.  Lilly was born in Calgary, Alberta to Alice (Witczak) and Bruce Opalka.
Lilly was a devoted mother and grandmother, mother in law, sister, pet owner and friend to many and will be sadly missed by all.  Her smile and presence brightened the lives of so many and she will be remembered for her strength, hardworking nature and loving caring heart.
Lilly worked tirelessly as a caretaker/janitor for most of her life.  She touched many lives in her career. She thought a lot of the staff and students that she worked around.  Her
pastime was filled with music and the love of her yard and flowers in the summer and cooking and baking in the winter.
Lilly is predeceased by her parents Alice and Bruce; sister in law Carol; lifelong friend Ray Wutzke.  Lilly is survived by her two daughters Cindy Jardine (Murray Keller) and her children Stephanie and Dylan, Tammy (James) Hildreth and their daughter Avery; brother Stan Opalka and his children and grandchildren; Ray’s sisters and their families.
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, gifts and kind words. Thank you to Dr. Hanton and Dr. Murphy, and the nurses and hospital staff that cared for Lilly and kept her as comfortable and pain free as possible.

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   Posted Sat December 31, 2016
Tammy so sorry for your loss, you and your Mom had such a strong bond. Lil was such a special lady; strong, reliable, loving, hard working, kind - I so enjoyed my visits with her, and wish I had taken the time to know her even better. Moments wasted.

Brenda Kneller
   Posted Mon January 02, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. Lil was a beautiful lady inside and out. It was a privilege to get to know her while she was at Theresetta. She also became a very good friend to my mom (Pat Bain) over the last few years. They shared a special bond over some challenges they had both faced in their lives. Mom is very saddened by her passing. May your families be strengthened by special memories of your wonderful mom/grandma.

Brenda Kneller

Colleen & Hans Niemans Lethbridge,AB.
   Posted Mon January 02, 2017
Our sympathies to Cindy, Tammy, and Families. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all!
Love from the Niemans: Hans,Colleen,Tina,Craig,Jill and Families Lethbridge,AB.

Cheryl Cysouw
   Posted Tue January 03, 2017
Cindy and Tammy - so sorry for your loss. Lil was such a great lady. She will be missed.

Jackie Hope-Hammel (Wutzke)
   Posted Wed January 04, 2017
Dearest Tammy & Cindy,
My heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your Mom. Although our paths have not crossed for many years, your Mom & you girls were very special to us (Natalie, Kendra & I). May the wonderful memories you share heal your hearts & keep her close to you always.

Love, Jackie

Shona Chamberlin
   Posted Sat January 07, 2017
Tammy, Cindy and to your families.
My Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your Most Loving Mother & Friend. I am so sorry. I will miss her Dearly. The phones calls we shared over the years. She was the most Honest and True Friend anyone could have had!

Billy Kuystermans
   Posted Mon January 09, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear the news. I just heard a couple of days ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Billy From Bow Island

Elan, Shayne, Gavin & Nina
   Posted Mon January 09, 2017
Our heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time. I wish we had had more time. Isn't that always the way? Thinking of you all.

Joyce & jim Weeks
   Posted Fri January 13, 2017
Dearest Cindy & Tammy

We were so sad to hear of the passing of your dear mom. I had seen the Obituary on here when she passed & then looked today to see if their had been an update. I see your gathering is today & want you to know that our love , thoughts & prayers are with you & your families. We shall never forget you kindnesses to our family when we had our tragic loss! Think of you often! Our Love, Joyce & Jim

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