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Lily Lil Little

March 12, 1922 - December 25, 2010


On Saturday December 25, 2010, Lily “Lil” Little-Cook passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital, at the age of 88 years.

Lil is lovingly remembered by her family including daughter Marilyn (Joe) Marsel; sons Bill (Lienne) Cook, Ron (Deb) Cook, Bill (Tania) Little, Ken (Diana) Little, Bob (Hilary) Little and daughter-in-law Doris Little. She was also blessed with eighteen grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Lily was predeceased by her parents James and Jean Young, her three brothers Jim, Bill and Robert, her first husband Andrew Cook, infant son Leonard, her second husband John Little and son Lloyd Little.

Lil fulfilled what she called a full life. During World War II she proudly served our country as a rivet catcher at the Vancouver Shipyards. When she moved to Oliver she worked in the packinghouse. Later she helped look after the orchard on the farm on Island Road. Lil was a devoted volunteer with the Oliver United Church Women’s Group.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oliver United Church, with Pastor Ann White officiating.

With great appreciation from the whole family, any donations may be made in Lil’s name to the Oliver United Church (P.O. Box 938, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0).

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Marlene Bolenback
Relation: Family Friend

Dear Marsel/Cook/Little family. We would like to express how sorry we are for your loss. I know how much your mother/grandmother will be missed as she was loved so much by all of you. We are so sorry we won’t be able to be there with you on Friday but we will be with you in spirit. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Terry, Marlene & Family

From: Donna & Jim Kemes
Relation: family acquaintence

Marylin and family, please accept our sincere Sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Your Mom remained forever friendly and cheerful whenever we would happen to cross paths; she would always inquire about our well being. I am saddened to know I will not encounter her smile again. Sincerely, Donna & Jim Kemes

From: kathie poirier
Relation: friend

Hello Marilyn and Joe:
As I am in Arizona at the moment I just found out about Lil. I certainly enjoyed her as a neighbour and our visits for a cup of tea. Your Mom was always so positive and up-beat It was my pleasure to know her. Sincerely Kathie

From: Heather MacNaughton Frank
Relation: Family Friend

Dear Marilyn and family

I just wanted you to know how much your Mom was loved and respected by all who knew her. The name Lily means one who is beautiful on the inside and the outside and your dear Mom was all of that. I have always admired your Mom’s energy, her amazing work ethic, her genuine interest in others and her compassion. We will all miss her lovely smile and gracious manner. May the wonderful memories you have of her, help you through this difficult time.

Sincerely Heather MacNaughton Frank

From: Marge and George Hagel
Relation: Friends of Ron and Marilyn

We are thinking of you at this sad time. It’s difficult to lose someone that has been a part of your life for so many years.
Warmest regards, George and Marge

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 31, 2010
Beginning at 2:00pm

Oliver United Church
9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday December 31, 2010 at the Oliver United Church with Pastor Ann White officiating. Urn interment & committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception in the Oliver United Church reception hall will be hosted by the UCW following the interment.

9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

Oliver United Church
P.O. Box 938,
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0


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