Lillian Marie Louise Cutts
December 28, 1932 – September 5, 2019
The family of Lillian (Lil) Cutts is profoundly saddened to announce her passing on September 5, 2019. Mom continues to be surrounded by love, and we are comforted by the fact that she had a full and wonderful life. Mom was strong in the Catholic faith and her gentle spirit is at peace, ready to spend the rest of time with Dad, who led the way on this next journey in 2014.
Mom was born in Storthoaks, SK, went to convent school in Gravelbourg and then completed her Nurse’s training at Misericordia Hospital. She moved to Vancouver to work and then returned to Manitoba where she met Dad. After a brief courtship, Mom and Dad were married on March 3, 1962. Mom was a resilient and strong woman, and along with Dad (RCMP) moved our family from Falcon Lake to Arborg, Thompson, The Pas, Selkirk, Winnipeg, East Selkirk, back to Selkirk and then Mom and Dad moved to Winnipeg. Mom enjoyed sports, playing basketball in high school, curling and bowling in a variety of the locations we lived, golfing and doing Tai Chi, and she enjoyed dancing, especially line dancing. After retirement as an operating room nurse at the Selkirk General Hospital, Mom and Dad had 30 happy years travelling in their fifth wheel, meeting so many new friends along the way through a number of fun activities and happy hours.
Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Elmer, her parents, parents-in-law, brothers-in-law Bill Cutts and Al Levesque, and nephew Rob. She leaves to remember her with love her daughters Dawne (Gerry) Dyck, Monica (Kent) Cook and son Joel (Tracey) Cutts, her grandchildren Tara (Tim), Rae-Lyn (Kellen), Connor (Ally) and Mitchell (Lindsay), her great-grandchildren Analeigh, Sidonie, Charlotte and Ethne Klassen, and Jaxon and Colbie Burman. Mom will also be remembered by Ryan, Lauren and Jenna. Mom also leaves her sisters Suzanne (Alvin) Wiebe, Jeanette (Bob) Newman and Rose Levesque, Dad’s brothers and sister and families, and nieces, nephews and friends. Mom’s kindness, love of life and music/dancing, sense of humor and curiosity will be missed. Mom lived her life with grace, set a positive and wonderful example for all of us, and has left us with so many happy memories. She will be deeply missed. Rest well Mom. We love you.
We thank the staff at Vista Park Lodge and Comforts of Home Care for their care and friendship to Mom.
Mom’s life will be celebrated with a funeral mass which will take place on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Parish, 820 Cottonwood (Winnipeg). There will also be a memorial this fall for Mom and Dad at their final resting place, the RCMP Depot in Regina. In lieu of flowers, please spend time with the ones you love, and feel free to make a donation in memory of Mom and Dad to a bursary in law enforcement and/or nursing at University College of the North, c/o Stacey Lajambe, Box 3000 The Pas, MB R9A 1M7.
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS