May 20, 1924 – Aug. 10, 2014
Lillian Cecil passed away peacefully in the early morning of August 10th with her daughter Marina by her side.
Lillian was born to Roy and Marie Johnson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lived in a lively home which included her grandparents and 3 siblings. Lillian had music in her soul and pursued this love all her life.
As a young woman, Lillian, along with her parents and grandparents met Lloyd Arthur Meeker, the founder of the Emissaries, a non denominational spiritual organization. In time she moved to the headquarters in Colorado and made her home there.
Lillian met Martin Cecil and in 1954 they were married in Kamloops, BC. and 100 Mile House became her new home and her home base for the rest of her life, even though travel became their middle name!
Along side Martin, who became the leader of the Emissaries, Lillian’s vitality and vision were inspirational in that international program. Many people were deeply blessed and profoundly influenced by her in many ways from music to nutrition to life coaching.
Over the years Lillian was a mother not only to her own children and Lloyd and Kathy Meeker’s children after their tragic death, but was a mother figure to many people, and in later years, following Martin’s death in 1988, she spent much of her time with family and close friends.
Lillian is predeceased by her husband Martin, her daughters Sharon Call and Janine Cecil, her grandson Dylan Castonguay and granddaughter Angela Cecil and her brother Bob Johnson.
She is survived by her daughter Marina Cecil, stepson Michael Cecil and the 3 children of Lloyd and Kathy Meeker: Nancy Rose Meeker, Lloyd Meeker and Helen Meeker-Groves, and her sisters Jeanne Stabler and Carolyn Schultz, and her grandchildren, Anthony Cecil, Majessa Castonguay – De Los Santos, Rebecca Keil, Ben Vorstermans, Stephan Vorstermans and Lloyd James Meeker and great grandchildren, Siena Cecil, Morgan Keil, Mason and Dutch De Los Santos.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Lillian’s life on Saturday, August 30th at 2 pm in the Martin Exeter Hall followed by high tea in the Valley Room in 100 Mile House. Lillian’s love for music and flowers will fill the celebration of her life.
Lillian’s family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Fischer Place, which was home in her later years.
Forever in our hearts and memories, we say good bye to Lillian/mom/gramma, we will miss you in our lives.
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