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Lillian Blakie McRae

Lillian Blakie McRae

Female 1907 - 2005  (98 years)

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  • Name Lillian Blakie McRae 
    Born 5 Mar 1907 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Sep 2005  Fred Douglas Lodge, Winnipeg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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 KESSLER

      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.