RANSON, LILY MARGARET
OCTOBER 15, 1924 ~ DECEMBER 22, 2015
Lily drifted off to keep a rendezvous with her one and only beloved, the late Roy Ranson, with whom she shared a rich and well-travelled life for 61 years, until his death in 2004. Lily was born in Tipton, Wolverhampton, England on October 15, 1924, the only daughter of the late Edith (Blackhall) and Tom Allaway.
Raised in the Midlands, she spoke often of her happy childhood. WW2 brought tragedy to the family when her only brother, Tommy, was killed in action at age 21. The war years also brought into Lily’s life a handsome man in uniform, Ernest “Roy” Ranson, whom she married in 1943. Shortly thereafter they immigrated to Toronto, where she was employed at Imperial Oil for many years. Lily and Roy retired in 1974, and together enjoyed many happy years living in Florida, Ontario, and eventually Kelowna, BC.
Those who knew Lily would agree that she was an
energetic, positive personality with an ever-ready laugh, who found the best in everyone and every situation. To those who were touched by Lily’s life – know that she was thankful for and cherished each and every one of her friends and extended family in both Canada and the U.K.
Special thanks to Dr. Colin Yarrow for many years of care, and to the staff and residents at the Wedgewood and
Sandalwood, for their support and companionship.
A memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday January 4, 2016, in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. Following the service, Lily’s cremated remains will be inurned next to those of Roy at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC.
Please consider a memorial donation in Lily’s name to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2
To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit: www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements in care of First Memorial
Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299