It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Lillian Jean Holm (nee Gall) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in the Esterhazy Centennial Personal Care Home, with family by her side.
Lillian was born on July 3, 1936 on the family homestead near Kipling, Saskatchewan, to John and Susan Gall, a little sister to Milton.
Lillian attended elementary school at country schools near the farm and high school in Kipling. On January 19, 1956, Lillian married Leo (Carl) Holm. They lived in Winnipeg, Yorkton, Canora, Ponteix, Big River, North Battleford, Hanley, Moose Jaw, and Fort Qu’Appelle before Leo retired from the RCMP and they settled in Saskatoon. Once her children were all in school, Lil began working in various jobs, one of which was as a receptionist in a doctor's office, where she developed an interest in becoming a nurse. Lil resumed formal education in her forties, and through hard work, determination and perseverance, became a Registered Nurse, beginning a career that continued for twenty years until she retired in 2001.
Leo passed away suddenly on October 20, 1992. A couple of years later, on a visit to Kipling to see her aging parents, Lil chanced to meet a former boyfriend, Marshall Olver, and they soon became a couple -- blessing Lil for a second time with the love, devotion and companionship of an amazing man in her life. Lil and Marshall lived together in Saskatoon until they moved to Esterhazy, Saskatchewan in 2017.
Lil is predeceased by her father, John Gall, her mother, Susan Gall (nee Marton), her husband, Leo Holm, her brother, Milton Gall, her sister-in-law Klara Gall, and her grandson Aaron Pittner. She is survived by her partner, Marshall Olver, her children, Myrna Holm, Brenda Pittner, Kelvin Holm (Lynn Heikkila) and Wanda Little (Gary Little), five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her family -- including her adoptive sister, Rosemarie Williams -- and many friends.
Lil loved spending time at the lake with her friends, playing cards and cooking for everyone. She also loved travel; a highlight of her later years was a trip to Asia. Lil was a fantastic cook, homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by many.
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Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home
300 James Street, Esterhazy SK S0A 0X0