RAE, Lilly

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

On Jan­uary 27, 2017, Lilly Rae passed peace­fully into the pres­ence of her Lord, whom she loved and served. She is sur­vived by: her hus­band Wil­liam Rae; daugh­ters: Anita (Bruce) McKee of Win­nipeg & Caro­line (Terry) Friesen of Sask; son An­drew (Nicky) Rae of Lon­don, Eng­land; her sis­ter Doris in Ire­land & ten grand­chil­dren. She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents, two sis­ters, one brother, three broth­ers-in-law & grand­son Nathan McKee. She was born and raised in Ire­land on the fam­ily farm, the third of five chil­dren who were es­pe­cially dear to her. She con­sid­ered her mother her best friend. Af­ter train­ing and work­ing as an RN in Belfast, Lilly even­tu­ally be­came Head Nurse in the der­ma­tol­ogy dept. She mar­ried Bill in 1958, and they even­tu­ally moved to Scot­land. In 1964, they, along with their two girls, im­mi­grated to NB be­fore mov­ing to NS and then to Cape Breton in 1982. She nursed in sev­eral hos­pi­tals, usu­ally work­ing ‘ca­sual’ so she could be home to raise her fam­ily. She was a very de­voted mother and a very faith­ful sup­port to her hus­band in the pas­torate. Lilly will be re­mem­bered for lov­ing her Saviour & her fam­ily, for her gen­tle & kind ways, and for her great sense of hu­mour. She had a wealth of Scrip­ture, po­ems & songs, stored in her mem­ory. Lilly had a heart for the el­derly & shut-ins, usu­ally vis­it­ing them each Sun­day. All who knew her loved her. She was an avid reader and dis­played her cre­ative tal­ents through hand crafts and in mak­ing and pro­vid­ing a hand stitched quilt for each child & grand­child. As Lilly’s health de­clined, she & her hus­band moved to MB in 2015, in or­der to be near fam­ily. With the help of Home Care Aides and fam­ily, she re­mained at home un­til her pass­ing. The fu­neral will be on Satur­day Feb 11 in Win­nipeg. On-line con­do­lence can be made at, www. birch­wood­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

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