Lillian Florence Coughran

3 November , 19242 January , 2019

COUGHRAN, Lillian Florence – November 3, 1924 – January 2, 2019- Middle Sackville

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Coughran. She passed away at her home on January 2, 2019. Lillian is survived by her two cherished grandsons, Craig Coughran (Amanda Hickey) of Hammonds Plains and Kevin Coughran (Amanda Coughran) of Beaver Bank; great grandchildren Rebecca Hickey, Karina Coughran and Brody Coughran. Predeceased by her loving husband, Mr. Walter Coughran and devoted son Earle Coughran; her parents Lillian and Theodore Bremner; siblings, Bill, Jean, Donald, Lyonal and Lorraine. Lill (as she was known to many) was a kind, gentle and genuine lady, who loved to give and never asked for anything in return. She spent her working years with Simpsons Sears. During her retirement she enjoyed spending many winters in Florida. Over the years many new born babies in Halifax area were wrapped in love as she knitted and donated thousands of hats, booties and blankets to the IWK for premature babies. Lill loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren making crafts and baking. She also looked forward to lunch dates with her grandsons and family (any meal she didn’t have to prepare was a great meal). Visitation will take place on Wednesday January 9th from 2 – 4pm , and a service will be held on Thursday January 10 at 10am all in J A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive. A burial will follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. A charitable donation can be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. For online condolences please visit: “As God calls us one by one, our chain will link again”


  • Visitation Wednesday, 9 January , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 10 January , 2019
  • Burial Thursday, 10 January , 2019

Lillian Florence Coughran

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Jackie Watts (White)

7 January 2019

I'm in shock. I just visited with Aunt Lillian last month and we had plans to visit again soon. She had so many old family photos she wanted to share with me, and to show me photos of her grandkids, and great grandkids growing up. We chatted for hours - I think our voices got hoarse. She told me stories about family I had never heard before, she took me downstairs to show me all the pieces of furniture Earle had refinished. She also took great pride in showing me all her knitted items that she so kindly donates.
I know we would all hope to live to be in our nineties, but one of the last things she told me before I left was that she would be around for quite a while longer and made sure I promised to come out again soon.
Aunt Lillian loved her family, and Uncle Walter was truly the love of her life from the time she married him. And she adored Earle. To Craig and Kevin, and family, please know that during our visit she talked so highly of all of you and loved you with all her heart. I'm deeply saddened to know that last "elder" of my family is no longer here with us.

Gail Shegelski

7 January 2019

Craig and Kevin and Families

May loving memories of your Grandmother bring you comfort. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for you loss.

Gail Shegelski - Prince George, BC - Jan. 7, 2019