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Lillian Phillips

March 24th, 2022
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It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Phillips announces her passing on March 24, 2022. Lillian is survived by her husband of 58 years Lawrence (Larry) Phillips; daughters Sherry Dexter; Victoria Greben (Brian); granddaughters Alison Ordowski (Daniel), Rebecca Greben, Danielle Greben, and Renee Greben and great-grandchildren Nathan, Scarlett, Chantelle, Clint and Jack. Sisters Sandra Roberts (Jerry), Georgine Skroter, Diane Peterson, Brian Peterson (Loraine), Dennis Peterson, and Lance Peterson (Sharon).

She was preceded in death by her parents Alec & Runa Peterson, siblings Grant, Alexis, and George Peterson and aunt Vigdis Evans (Ted).

Lillian was born February 17 in Gimli, Manitoba where she grew up on her family’s homestead before moving out west to BC. Lillian and Larry settled in Coquitlam, often hosting many dinners and parties for family and friends.

Lillian always commanded attention when she entered a room with her striking fair Icelandic features and vibrant personality. It feels impossible to capture in words the person Lily was. Her cutting wit, astute personality, and intense loyalty for her loved ones are qualities about her we miss the most. She adored her family and we loved her. She loved gardening with Larry and walking the Coquitlam Crunch with her precious Chow Chows.

One of her greatest adventures was travelling to Europe with Larry. She would always talk about that trip and all the fun they had together.

Lily made a name for herself in her hard work at Safeway and various volunteering positions such as Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store. She was a supportive friend and neighbour in her community.

We would like to thank the staff of the Belvedere Care Centre for all their support over the years.


Lynn Low & Frank Sam
May 8th, 2022

Our sincere condolences go out to Lily's family. Lily was a force, and she set a high bar when it came to devotion to her beloved family. She was a beautiful woman with an inner strength that was formidable. I will remember her with fondness and am inspired by her example. Rest in peace dear Lily, knowing that you have left behind a strong and loving family, who will take care of each other, as you have taught them to do.

May 5th, 2022

Lilly was a wonderful lady I'm honored to have known for the last 10 years. My fondest memories were drinking wine and dancing around Victoria's kitchen listening to c.c.r and queen. May you rest easy Lilly. All the pain and suffering have ended and you can rest in peace. I will take good loving care of your grand daughter Renee ️ . Love: Cameron

Rebecca Greben
April 30th, 2022

Lilly I miss you so much but I know in my heart you will always be with me and I will always cherish our many adventures and outings and one of my favorite memories of us dancing our hearts out all night . I love you with all my heart and I will continue to do my best to always make you proud and be the woman I always knew u believed I could be. Without your love and support I know I would be lost so thank you for always believing in me u have done more for me in this life than most know and I will never forget to hold and share your wisdom and love so thank you
- love Rebecca ️

A Memorial Tree was planted for Lillian Phillips
April 13th, 2022

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel & Crematorium-Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel

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