HOLLAND (nee Axelsen)
1934 – 2014
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Lillian Holland announces her passing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Red Deer Regional Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Lillian was born on December 29, 1934, the eldest of four children to Axel and Sigrid Axelsen of Calgary. There she took her schooling and was active in church and taught Sunday School. After completing high school she spent one year in California working in the office of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Upon her return she was married to Ivan Holland in 1956 and they enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 57 years. From this union came four daughters: Susan, Donna, Jill and Terri. After living in Red Deer for 5 years, Ivan and Lillian moved to the farm in the Centreville district where she lived until her passing.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents and daughter Donna. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Ivan, daughters Susan (John Smith) of California, Jill (Ron Shenk) of Pennsylvania and Terri (Chris Zimmerman) of Centreville; grandchildren Lucy, Nina and Nicole Smith; Jesse (Laura), Cory, Ellie and Emma Shenk; Anna, Dallas, Naaman, Anthony, Reyna, Elias and Noah Zimmerman. She is also remembered by her siblings Ingrid Sylvester, Doreen (Allen) Holland and Gerald (Sarah) Axelsen as well as numerous nephews and nieces and close family and friends.
A private family burial was held at 11:00 am at the Lakeview Cemetery in Sylvan Lake followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm at the Benalto Baptist Church on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Lillian’s honour may do so to the Benalto Baptist Church Benevolent Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Sylvan Lake Funeral Home.