It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Petrone of Bellevue on April 2, 2018 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre in Blairmore, AB. On April 16, Lillian would have reached her 91st birthday.
Lillian was born in Bellevue, AB and lived all her life in the Crowsnest Pass, except for a few short months when her family travelled to California to pick fruit in the orchards.
The second oldest of six children, Lillian was no stranger to hard work - from helping her mother clean the bank, to working at Brazzoni’s Better Foods. In 1946 she married Ricardo Petrone and later raised Kenneth and Robyn.
Working alongside her husband, she had a reputation of keeping the coal trucks spotless, cleaning them every Friday. Lillian was also an animal lover; at one time having four dogs. She also loved to feed the neighborhood squirrels, birds and chipmunks.
Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Ricardo (2006) after 60 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her father, Herbert John Newton; mother, Victorine Newton; infant sister, Madeline; brothers, Joseph (Rose) & Alfred Newton; and sister, Joyce (Dan) Burton.
Lillian is survived by her son, Kenneth (Linda) Petrone of Bellevue; her daughter, Robyn (George) Dowson of Lundbreck; grandsons, Chad (Corrine) Petrone, Jamie (Jody) Petrone and Brandan (Shayna) Dowson; great grandchildren, Ricky Petrone, Kiera Petrone, Chesney Dowson and Kinglsey Dowson; brother, John (Sharon) Newton; sister-in-law, Josephine Newton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
With respect for Lillian’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Interment in the family section of the cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (P. O. Box 725, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555