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SITTER (nee Kostiw), Lily Anne (Shandalla)

December 23, 1939 — March 31, 2018

Lily fell asleep in the Lord on March 31, 2018 at the age of 78. She is survived by her loving partner Leo Brazeau; daughters Carolyn J. Shandalla, Marie E. Shandalla (Robert Bruce Manery), Marlene E. Sitter; sons John C. Shandalla, Michael E. (Lotta) Shandalla; grandchildren Karrah Fletcher, Emma, Charlie, Sophie Shandalla and Olivia Sitter; loving pets Georgie, Tasha and Missy; sisters Olga (Raymond) Nolette, Jane Fillion, Stella (Rolf) Schuchardt, Toni (Karl) Schuchardt; brother Edward (Colleen) Kostiw. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Sophie Kostiw (nee Topilko) and sister Suzie Kostiw. Lily was born December 23, 1939 in Ranfurly, AB on the family farm. She spent time with her sister Olga in Banff, then they went to Whitehorse where Lily met and married Charlie Shandalla.  They owned Marsh Lake Lodge before moving to Mission, BC.  She had a liver transplant in 1990 and moved to Kelowna in 1999.  Many dear family, friends and pets made Mom’s life special.  Thank you to all who touched her heart. Prayers will be recited on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm with the Divine Liturgy to follow on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:30 am both at the Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 1091 Coronation Ave., Kelowna, BC. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation www.liver.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or to share a memory, please scroll down this page to the area called “share your condolences.”


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Prayer Service
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

April 9, 2018 at 9:30 am

Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish

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The prayer service for SITTER (nee Kostiw), Lily Anne (Shandalla) is scheduled for Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm at located at , .

The service for SITTER (nee Kostiw), Lily Anne (Shandalla) is scheduled for April 9, 2018 at 9:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish

1091 Coronation Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • Darrell & Sandra ( nee: Nolette) Dickinson says:

    Wish to give our condolences to the Family for the loss of their mother and my Aunties and Uncle Eddie for the loss of their sister. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother.” I have so many fond memories of my summers spent with the family and cooking up a storm with Aunty Lily.
    “Please accept my apologies for not being able to attend the funeral.”
    With lots of love, Our sincere sympathy Darrell, Sandra, Derek, Jayden Dickinson

  • Janet Lockwood says:

    Marie, John, Carolyn, Mike and Marlene,
    We are truely sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always so kind and interested in our lives and never failed to ask about our mother. She will be missed.
    Sending lots of hugs and love your way.
    Janet and Ron Lockwood. xo

    • Pam Desjardine says:

      that was such a good picture of Aunt Lily Anne! She looked so good in red. and that HAT! Fabulous!!!

  • Pamela Desjardine says:

    Well technically a cousin-in-law, we loved aunt Lily Anne. She was such a warm and generous welcoming hearted person. My life has been enriched by knowing her. Aunt Lily Anne, I know you’re watching over us now.

  • Carolyn Standish says:

    So sorry to hear of Lily’s passing . I’m so glad we were able to see her 2 yrs. ago . we caught up on lots of old gossip. We had a very good time in Kelowna. Our sincere Condolences to all the family, May God be with you .

  • Veronica Sichewski says:

    Dear John, Carolyn ,Marie and Mike, Our sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of your Mother. May time and cherished memories help to gently ease the loss you bear, and may it lift your hearts, to know that others care. Rest in Peace Lillian!
    Sincere Sympathy. .Auntie Veronica, Uncle Marvin, Carmen & Cathy

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