Lolita Irene BERZINS

April 15, 1926 – Sept. 5, 2005

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother Lolita at the 100 Mile House District General Hospital with her best friend and husband Vilis at her side. Lolita was born in Riga, Latvia and embarked on a life-long quest for knowledge, wisdom and adventure. In her childhood years, she was schooled in Latin, Russian, German, English and Latvian, an education that was reflected in her broad perspective on the world around us. After World War II ended, as a young woman in 1947, she set out from the Displaced Persons camps in Germany and travelled to Canada to establish a new life for her mother Sidonia and step-father Otto. Along the way, she met and married young Vilis in Winnipeg, Man. in 1949 before settling down in Surrey, B.C. to raise her two boys, Billy and Nicholas. Mom combined a passion for caring and dedication to family with a keen sense of adventure. Whether it was hand-milking a Jersey cow to provide fresh milk for her family, or raising sheep, chickens, pigs, steers or turkeys, she always found a way to live off the land to its fullest. In her later years, Mom and Dad retired to her beloved Cariboo country at 108 Ranch where she could continue her adventures to Tisdal Lake. The world may have lost one of its most dedicated trout fisherwoman and Blue Bomber fans, but the nighttime sky has now gained one of its brightest stars. Lolita is also survived by her son Billy (with wife Linda and grandsons Michael and Matthew) and son Nicholas (with grandson Jackson and granddaughter Jessica).

100 Mile Funeral Services

in care of arrangements.