Lil Pecharsky

February 25, 2019
Lil Pecharsky passed away quietly and peacefully, on Feb. 25th, at the Rimbey and District Long Term Care Centre at the age of 94. In her last years of losing her health and independence, she was well ready to join those loved ones gone before her.

Lil was born Lillian Therese Koslowski in 1924 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan. She was the youngest child of 13 siblings. She spent her early years on the family farm and met her future husband, George Pecharsky, whose family also farmed in the Wakaw area. George and Lil were married in 1942. Their two children, Bob and Carol, were born in Saskatchewan where George worked in the logging industry. In 1951, they moved to Rimbey to make a permanent home. George ran a construction company for several years, but eventually went into farming with son Bob on land west of the Rimbey Gas Plant. Lil and George remained living in town, George driving out to the farm daily and Lil coming out in busy seasons when needed. She enjoyed the animals most on the farm, especially the baby calves in the spring. She was always a good driver, and enjoyed hauling grain in the fall when extra hands were needed. Lil was a competitive curler and enjoyed the game into her 91st year. She and George also golfed for a few years and Lil followed golf and curling religiously on TV. Lil also knit and did needle work but her greatest passion was sewing. She sewed everything from bathing suits to wedding dresses. She was a self-taught master seamstress. She loved creating patterns and for years her daughter and daughter-in-law were the recipients of her beautiful creations. Lil took up the computer at age 85, and did a family history project of her parents and all of her siblings. It was a pretty ambitious project for a first-time user of technology! Lil loved all animals, but none more than her beautiful black and white Boston Terrier dogs that she had over the years. When she lost her last one in 2014, she decided it was time to move from her home into a simpler life at the Kansas Ridge Seniors’ Apartments, where she resided until health dictated the move to Long Term Care.

Lil was predeceased by her husband George in 2000, and by her parents and 12 siblings.

She is survived by her son Bob (Donna) Pecharsky of Rimbey and her daughter Carol Homersham and companion Wayne Anderson of Barrie, Ontario. She is also survived by in-laws Alfred Best of Vancouver, Betty Pecharsky and Kathleen Pecharsky of Edmonton, and Peter Pecharsky of Calgary, as well as several nieces and nephews and special friends. Lil made her own decisions right up to the end of her life and we honor the pre-death arrangements she made with Wilson’s Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, insisting on no formal service.

A private family burial will be done in the spring at West Haven Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre Long Term Care facility, P.O. Box 440 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneral


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