Hilary Lightfoot

21/11/1923 - 27/09/2021


Obituary For Hilary Lightfoot

November 21, 1923 – September 27, 2021

The children of Hilary Lightfoot are saddened to announce the passing of our Mother on September 27, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

Hilary was born in Birmingham, England in 1923 and immigrated to Canada as a war bride in 1945. She lived briefly in Grande Prairie and then moved to a farm in Blueberry Mountain. She came from the second largest city in England and so there were a lot of adjustments. No electricity, no running water and she never learned how to milk a cow—she drew the line at that!

After 23 years on the farm, Mom moved to Spirit River and worked as a dietician in the hospital and when she retired from there, she moved to Grande Prairie where she lived until her passing.
We truly feel blessed to have had her for so long.

Hilary is survived by her children; Joyce Berling, Bob Lightfoot, George Lightfoot (Louise), Cathy Berkmann (Hans), Bruce Lightfoot (Bonnie), 11 Grandchildren, 25 Great-Grandchildren, 16 Great-Great-Grandchildren as well as several Nieces and Nephews in England, Spain, United States and Wales.

She was pre-deceased by her Grandson and her Great-Grandson.

A private family funeral will be held for Hilary on Saturday October 2nd, at 1pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home (11802 99 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta).

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • sending my sincere condolences to the family. Such a caring, so loving and so kind grandma to her grandchildren.

  • To all the Lightfoot families, so very sorry to hear of Hilary's passing. My sympathy & love to you all. Levola

  • I used to drive handy bus in GP and I loved Hilary she was always engaging had a good story and a great sense of humour She was a lovely lady I'm so sorry for your loss -Karen

  • I was sad to hear of Gramma Hilary's passing but what a full life she lived! She told me she wanted to make 100 years but may she Rest In Peace at 97❤️ Sending my sincere condolences to her family!

  • I was saddened to hear of Hilary's passing and my sincere condolences to her family. I believe she outlived all of the other Blueberry ladies of her time and she was a big part of our family for many years. May she be at peace. Dawn Hampton

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lightfoot family. I feel blessed to have known such a lovely lady. I will always remember celebrating her 90th birthday with her at the lodge. I was glad to be able to share my IL Divo concert books with her also. So many memories. Sending hugs out to all of you. Heather Gayton

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