Obituary of Lilian Pedley
Our dear mother/grandmother/great grandmother Lilian Pedley, nee Wallingford, passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on April 28, 2019 at the tender age of 101.
Lilian is survived by her son Charles and wife Ellen, daughter Sylvia and husband Ted, 5 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Wesley, by both parents and by five of ten siblings. Lilian was born on March 29, 1918 in Ottawa, Ontario. She was a dedicated wife, mother and secondary school teacher who was called upon to support her family when her husband, Wes, lost his sight after about 8 years of marriage. She was an amazing support to her husband, who was a composer of folk music, even to the point of laboriously transcribing his new compositions note by note onto paper.
She loved her “growing up” years in Ottawa and especially spending time at their family cottage on Lac McGregor in Val-des-Monts, QC. She graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston which is where she was married on April 29, 1940. She taught Secondary School (specializing in French) in several towns in Ontario, including her final years before retirement in Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines.
Cremation has taken place. A private Memorial Service for family and close friends is being planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) or to Radiant Care Pleasant Manor. Online condolences may be made at www.essentialscbs.com.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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