Lillian Summers, 77, of 524 Third St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 1997 in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (Port Arthur), Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lillian was born Jan. 5, 1920 in Stratton, Ont. to the late John and Lillie Doupe. She was raised in Rainy River District and on May 17, 1941, she was united in marriage to Roy Summers in Thunder Bay, Ont.
While Roy served overseas in W.W. II, Lillian lived in Thunder Bay from 1941-1946. After Roy’s return, Lillian and Roy returned to Rainy River District and settled in Fort Frances, where they raised their two sons.
Lillian was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Ladies’ Auxiliary. She also enjoyed reading, sewing and camping but most of all, she loved her family and will be missed by them.
She was predeceased by her three brothers, George, Bill, and John Doupe; and three sisters, Evelyn Wallace, Kay Mutch, and Grace Carmody.
Lillian is survived by her husband of over 56 years, Roy Summers, of Fort Frances, Ont.; two sons, Allan Summers and his wife, Rosan, of Fort Frances, Ont., and Robert Summers and his wife, Mary Ann, of Regina, Sask.; and five grandchildren, Roy, Julie, Jocelyn, Erin, and Adrian Summers.
A private memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Rev. Patrick Playfair officiated, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
In tears we saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
You suffered much in silence,
You fought so hard to stay.
You faced your task with courage,
Your spirit did not bend,
But still you kept on fighting
Until the very end.
The Creator saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be,
So when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful, free from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer that again.
We love you always,
Until we meet again . . .