Elizabeth Louise Stilwell passed away peacefully at 8 am in the Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, British Columbia on September 22, 2019. Louise was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on March 2, 1937 daughter of the late Joseph and Clarisa Ratchford. Louise worked as a nurse’s aid for 25 years at Mill Cove Nursing Home and provided companionship and care for the elderly after retirement as she always made people feel welcome and was a very loving person. She also enjoyed her volunteer work for the local food and clothing bank in the community, she really loved and enjoyed people around her.
Survived by daughters, Jo Anne (Marcel) Portelance and Janice Bresee; sons, Jeffery Clegg, Robert (Donna) Stilwell; Stepdaughters, Roberta (Michael) Mulder, Michelle (Carey) Burgess, Paula Stilwell (Randy Murphy); grandchildren, Brent (Michelle) Schnaeringer, Megan (Tyler) Walker and Connor Bresee; great grandchildren, Grace, Garet, Skylar and Nash; step Grandchildren, Nicole Burgess, Kendall Burgess, Tyler Mulder, Cody Mulder, Ashley Gallant, Shelby Stilwell, Skylar Stilwell, Alison Murphy and Brent Murphy.
Louise was Predeceased by her Husband Robert Basil Stilwell; parents, Joseph and Clarisa Ratchford; granddaughter, Carly Jean Bresee; step granddaughter, Calli Digman; step daughter, Valerie Stilwell and daughter-in-law, Janice Clegg.
Funeral Mass will be held from the Chipman Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:00 am with Father David Fulton as Celebrant. Family will receive comfort at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 1 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Interment will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Louise can be made to charity of choice.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca