Lillian Blakie McRae1907 - 2005 (98 years)
Name Lillian Blakie McRae Born 5 Mar 1907 Gender Female Died 2 Sep 2005 Fred Douglas Lodge, Winnipeg Person ID I21740 Whitton Last Modified 10 Oct 2018
Father Hugh MacRae, b. Abt 1880 Relationship natural Mother Jesie ?, b. Abt 1880 Relationship natural Family ID F8557 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Joe Kessler, b. Abt 1900 Last Modified 10 Oct 2018 Family ID F8742 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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LILLIAN BLAIKIE KESSLER (nee MCRAE) Peacefully, and surrounded by the love of her family, Mom passed away at Fred Douglas Lodge, her home for the last several years, Friday, September 2, 2005. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Joe, in 1987, as well as brothers, Gordon, Hugh, and George; and sister Flora. She is survived by her sister Beth (Sandy) Whitton of Ottawa. She leaves behind her four children, Alan (Shirley), Bonnie (Maurice) Mazerolle, Dianne (Chuck) Biggs, and Hugh (Maxine); grandchildren, Laurie, Kevin (Sharon), Drew, Danielle, Julie (Barkley), Ryan, Jennifer, Blaikie, Matthew, and Megan. She was also blessed with great-grandson Kristian, great-granddaughters, Winter and Lilli, as well as Cayleen and Shayla. Many nieces and nephews will remember her fondly. Lillian was born March 5, 1907 to Jessie and Hugh McRae of Winnipeg. After completing high school with a domestic science designation, she chose a career with the CP Telegraphs and that is where she met her future husband, an RCMP Constable. They married in 1937 in Dawson City, YT and were stationed for most of the following year in Forty Mile, YT. They spent the rest of their life together reminiscing about their wonderful northern experience. They returned to Winnipeg where Mom raised her family, of which she was so proud. Lillian really was a lady ahead of her time. She owned her own car in the 1930's and took many trips to World Fairs. She loved literature and was an active member of the Young Shakespearean Club. But her real love was music - a gift she gave to her children and subsequently her grandchildren. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Lillian went to her final rest with the same grace she handled all things in her life.