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Lillian May Switzer

March 5, 1945 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Lillian Switzer Obituary

It is with heavy hearts the family of Lillian May Switzer, the beloved wife of Harvey Switzer, sadly announce her passing on February 16, 2024.

 Lil was born March 5, 1945 to Harvey and Helen Pogue of Minitonas, MB. Raised on the family farm she enjoyed her childhood alongside her younger brother. She attended Pleasant Valley School, a one room schoolhouse.

Following high school, Lil went to the Manitoba Institute of Technology in Dauphin, MB and graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing program in 1965.  She found employment in Dauphin and then later in Roblin after she had married Harvey in 1968. Lil continued working as a nurse until 1974 when she decided to start working with Harv on the farm.

Farm life provided ample opportunities to find enjoyment in activities she loved such as  assembling home cooked meals with home grown produce and meat, canning and baking.  Many winter days were spent crafting, quilting, sewing, painting and making various items such as socks and mitts using her knitting and crochet skills.

Music was another love that she enjoyed to participate in and opportunities came frequently.  Singing in church or while completing one of the many chores.  Sometimes while the children practiced their piano lessons there would happen to be some words to go along with the melody.  Harv and Lil would often sing together, dreaming of having a musical family.

In later years, Lil and Harv found joy in traveling with the motor home, and being that Lil was a very social person, she would make new friends wherever she went.  Always making the effort to keep in touch with them.

In April   2012 , Lil survived a ruptured Aortic Aneurysm and her life changed forever.  She moved off of the farm and into Crocus Court, a care home in Roblin , MB. Her paraplegia put her into a wheelchair. Being the social butterfly she spent many hours of her day interacting with the residents and staff, participating in many activities and continued to use her many artistic talents. Lil created a number of  crocheted items and crafted projects and all the while she kept on singing.

Lil was predeceased by her parents and her daughter, Cori.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband, Harvey and her daughters;

Lori (Rob) and grandchildren,  Megan and Darian,   


Connie (Bryan) and grandchildren,  Rachel ( Kevin) and Wanyuit,  David, Trevor, Brett, Anika and Ariel,

Cheryl (David) and grandchildren, Hailey and Corbin

and son Lorne (Nancy) and grandchildren, Finn, Madison, Jake and Luke

and brother William “Willie”.

Since a young child, Lil dreamt of being a missionary, travelling and spreading the word of Gods love. She came from a rich, Christian heritage and from an early age would marvel about the wonders of heaven and the reminder of Gods promise in the rainbow. Through the troubling times she remained a devout servant of God, Lil 's faith weathered the storm, and she felt Gods blessing in her life.



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Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

2:00 PM
Evangelical Mission Church
55 Commercial Drive
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0


Roblin Cemetery
Hwy 83
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0


Madge Lake Bible Camp
P.O. Box 183, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0
Web: https://madgelakebiblecamp.ca/


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