McIntosh, Lilian Elsie (Williams)
Thursday, September 20, 2012
MCINTOSH, Lilian: Lil passed away
peacefully at her home in Vanderhoof on
September 20, 2012, in her 96th year.
She was born on November 10, 1916
in Prince George, B. C., the youngest
and last survivor of ten children born to
Carolina M. and David G. Williams. She
was predeceased by her loving husband,
William (Bill) McIntosh Sr., whom she
married on July 1, 1941, and with him
raised five children on their family farm in
Prairiedale, where she lived for more than
sixty years, and was an active member of the Northside Women’s Institute. In both her professional life as school teacher for four years and district librarian for twenty years and throughout her personal life, she inspired generations of learners with her love of literature and her passion for Northern BC history. In 1976, Vanderhoof’s Golden Anniversary Year, she was one of the authors
of Vanderhoof, The Town That Wouldn’t Wait and was awarded Citizen of the Year. Until September 20, 2012, she continued to be a mentor, a poet, a writer, a quilter, a bridge-player, a supporter of the arts, a gardener and a volunteer, famous for her red pepper soup at Neighbourlink, and active in community organizations, such as the Nechako Valley Historical Society and the United Church. She loved, and is lovingly remembered by, all her children – Barbara (and Michael) Helm, Lorna (and Harry Dean) Ephrom, Caroline (and Glyn) Lowther, Bill (and Ruth) McIntosh,
and Kathleen (and Barry) McChesney, and grandchildren Sonya (John), Karen (Mike), Dean (Kari), Kassie (Jim), Jonathan (Kate), Carrie, Hayley, Jessie, Mandy, and Mitch. She also will be missed by: her eight great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many, many friends. On September 29, 2012, a service celebrating her life was held at the Gospel Chapel in Vanderhoof, with Reverend Brenda Miller of First Memorial United Church officiating.
We, her family, wish to thank all who supported us with
food, cards, donations and help in the community event celebrating Lil’s life.