LILLIAN ‘LIL’ BATEMANPosted: November 12th, 2014
July 26, 1914 ~ November 8, 2014
Lillian Bateman, beloved wife of the late Mel Bateman, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the wonderful age of 100 years. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Eleanor (Brian) Critchley, Gordon (Marion) Bateman and Barbara (Dennis) Beifus; six grandchildren, Douglas (Christina) Critchley, Kristine Critchley, Kevin (Sue Anderson) Critchley, Haly (Brad) Garrett, Christa (Jay) Davis and Jennifer (Christian) Dietrich as well as six very special great-grandchildren, Danielle and Samantha Critchley, Konnor and Hannah Critchley, Paige and Alexander Davis. She is also survived by her cousin Gordon (Ann) Smith of Lancashire, UK who visited twice and were here to help celebrate her 100th birthday. Mom was born in Winnipeg on July 26, 2014 and spent most of her life there until moving with Dad to Alberta, settling in Medicine Hat in 1991. After Dad’s passing, Mom resided in Fairway Village and for the past six years lived at the Teeoda Lodge only recently moving to assisted living. She lived a full and wonderful life and we were very blessed to have spent so many years together. The Funeral Service will be held at Victory Lutheran Church, 2793 Southview Drive S.E., Medicine Hat, on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Barrett Scheske and Minister Lila de Waal officiating. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com). Memorial donations in Lil’s name may be made directly to the S.P.C.A., 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.
Eleanor, Brian and family. I am sorry to hear of your loss. How special for your mom to have had such a full and wonderful life to enjoy with her family. I know she will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Eleanor. It sounds like she had a wonderful life. My prayers are with you and your family as you remember all the great times as she watches from heaven.