Lillian Chibri passed away on February 19, 2011 at the Rimbey General Hospital at the age of 98. Lillian was born in Smoky Lake, Alberta on October 4, 1912 to Bill and Mary Babchuk. She was the eldest of 14 siblings. Lillian married Peter Chibri and moved to Leedale, Alberta and then to their farm in the Monte Vista area. A dedicated mother to her two children, Edward and Deanna, she was also very involved in the Monte Vista community. Their home was open to everyone and no one ever left without a home cooked meal and perhaps some freshly baked buns, produce from her prized garden or some preserves to take home.
Lillian’s soul mate passed away on March 23, 1978. This was a very difficult time for Lillian but she dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who were very important to her.
Lillian enjoyed reading and watching sports, and television made it possible for her to enjoy baseball, hockey (Wayne Gretzky) and curling. Lillian was also an avid fan of the Royal Family and has memorabilia starting with King George VI Coronation. Lillian loved the mountains and enjoyed her yearly visits to Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C. Lillian moved from the family farm to Rimbey on October 30, 1991 where she resided until her passing. Lillian is survived by her son Edward (Millie) of Leduc, AB, daughter Deanna (Armand) Moss of Calgary, AB. Grandchildren Ed Jr. (Sue) Chibri of Edmonton, AB, Robert (Josie) Montalbetti, Abbotsford, BC, Rosanne Montalbetti (Desmond Hodges) of Langley, BC, Michelle (Don) Berg, of Portland, Oregon. Great Grandchildren Thomas and Tamara Chibri, Kade and Cole Hodges and Ace Berg. Lillian also leaves 3 sisters, Nancy Brusky, Eileen Wilson and Zella Sieben as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Lillian’s life will be held from the Rimbey United church in Rimbey, Alberta on Tuesday March 1, 2011 at 2 :00 PM with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Auburn Cemetery Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rimbey United Church PO Box 7 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading (CHIBRI). The family would like to thank the staff of Home Care for permitting Lillian to remain in her own home. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff and physicians and especially Dr. Nawrot, for their incredible care and attention.
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366. “A Caring Family, Caring For Families” www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca