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MACPHERSON (Nee Thompson), Lola Lillian

February 19, 1935 — August 10, 2018

Lola Lillian MacPherson, aged 83, passed away on August 10, 2018 at Brookhaven Care Centre in Westbank, BC with her son Bob by her side. Lola was born in Central Butte, SK to Walter and Lydia Thompson on February 19, 1935.

Lola is survived by her four children Brenda (Ritchie), Bonnie, Bill (Kim), Bob (Terry). She also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Colt, Nevada (Greg), Adam (Caroline), Adelaide, Bobby, Murray and Breanna, as well as three great grandchildren Chevy, Ryder and Rhianna. She is also survived by her brother Ralph Thompson and sister Fae (Mac) Sheppard, sister-in-law Joyce MacPherson, brother-in-law Ivan Brown, several nieces and nephews and life long friends Marlene Borthwick and Eva Panchuk.

Lola was predeceased by her husband Vaughan; parents Walter and Lydia Thompson; sisters Nellie Thompson and Mary Brown; niece Connie Thompson, sisters-in-law Ethel Thompson and Darlene Horsnall and brother-in-law Willis MacPherson and in-laws Ken and Doris MacPherson.

Mom loved her family and friends and would visit them every opportunity she had. She was the best mom and grandma anyone could ever ask for. She crocheted afghans for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and sewed each of them a new pair of pajamas every Christmas. She was also up for a good game of Pinnacle whenever the opportunity arose, as this was a Thompson family tradition.

She was a very selfless person who held a lot of love in her heart for her family and friends.

Our family would like to thank all the staff at Brookhaven for the excellent care she received during her short stay.

A Celebration of Lola’s life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with reception to follow.

Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to in Canada to BC Children’s Hospital www.bcchildrens.ca or in the USA to  St. Judes Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org .

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This service will be livestreamed/broadcast on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for MACPHERSON (Nee Thompson), Lola Lillian is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road KELOWNA, BC


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  • Steve & Lea Turner says:

    Bill, you and your entire family have our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Rick Ruzga says:

    Bill and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. In this time of remembering, celebration, sadness, and fondness, we pray that you will find comfort in the memories of all the great things she did for you over the years. It sounds as though she certainly had a big heart and impacted many people with her loving ways. My God bless you, and your whole family, over the next days and weeks.
    Rick & Linda Ruzga, and family

  • Maria Down says:

    Bonnie & Family – I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful lady who was a very important part of your lives and will be deeply missed. I am thinking of you and offer my deepest sympathy.

  • Sharon and Murray Day says:

    Brenda, Bonnie, Bill, Bob and families our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. May the many memories of all the good times be forever etched in you minds. Lola will be missed by all.

  • Lana Sheppard says:

    Words, no matter how kind, can’t mend your heartache. However, those who care for you wish you comfort and peace of mind. Sending sincere condolences to my cousins….. Auntie Lola will be missed….

  • Rhonda and Jeff Smith says:

    Bill and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mother. You are in our prayers.

  • Fern Hawke says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom, it was a lovely service and well done Bill ,when first seeing you on screen I got a jolt as you looked so much like Vaughn, he was my favorite cousin you know. Time heals but you never forget. By the way, Dads name was Finlay Walter.

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