10 May, 1963 – 15 April, 2021
Lolita Cheveallier passed away on April 15, 2021, peacefully in her home surrounded by her family who loved her immensely. Lolita was 57 years old, born in Vancouver and lived most her life in the White Rock/South Surrey area.
Lolita was a truly magnificent person, an unsung hero, the best mother, wife and friend one could ever hope for. She was always happy, never complained, and gave of herself endlessly. Lolita continuously did fun things with her children who she adored so much, road trips, adventures and supporting their activities. Lolita studied computer systems technology at Kwantlen College, and had a career as a software developer, but more importantly to her she spent 15 years as a stay-at-home mom, and was the centre of a wonderful family home in which she tirelessly cared for her family. She gardened, was a wonderful cook, played with her children, nursed them when they were sick, and was always loving.
In the last several years of her life she was declining with a terminal illness. Throughout she remained happy, smiling, laughing, dancing daily. To the end she said she was truly blessed, told everyone how much she loved them, and said don't cry for me. She was courageous, smiling and spreading love to her final moments, despite the severity of her illness.
Lolita is survived by her husband David (Cruickshank), her children Callie, Billy, Rianna (Cruickshank) and Liam (Cruickshank), her grandchildren Brooklyn and William. Also her mother Elke (Donschenko), father Fritz (Leutgeb), stepmom Wilma (Leutgeb), sisters Lorraine (Bullinger), Lisa (Redding), Michelle (Minchinton), Tanya (Donschenko), and brother Michael (Donschenko).
Those of us who were fortunate to have her in our lives, will be enriched for the rest of our lives.
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15 May 2021
It is So sad that my first born daughter Lolita left us so soon, on may 15 2021
Lolita was such a wonderful, Loving and caring person. She was also a good listener and try to do anything to help.
Lolita was our first born. May 10 1963. On Mother’s Day. It was a very special moment for Fritz and I
The best Mother’s Day present ever was my precious baby girl. Lolita
Holding Lolita ♥️close to me in my arms. That was so special I will never forget.
As time went on we had more sisters. Lorraine. Lisa, Michelle, Lolita was always there to help me especially with her sister Lorraine. Lolita loved holding the bottle for her and was very proud of it.
Lolita had lots of friends as a child she played well with her sisters and friends.
Lolita loved her children so much. Both David and Lolita were wonderful parents. They helped them as much as they could, to give Callie, billy, Rianna and Liam a good start into their future.
One time I was not well so the next day Lolita gave me some flowers and said “do you feel better now? Yes, mom loves you so much💕💋and she always will.
Lolita loved to plant flowers and fruit. One time I got her a blueberry bush and strawberry bushes. She was so grateful.
Lolita loved her children dearly.
David and Lolita were wonderful parents. They did all they could to have a great start in life.
Lolita loved delicate ornaments and sterling silver jewelry. She sold jewelry at the hospitals and donated from her sales as a hobby.
Lolita loved walking at crescent beach and admiring the big old trees. She always wanted to have a home with lots of trees around it.
When it was raining she loved driving around looking at different places.
God wants you to know that lolita does not want you to cry but remember me happy. I’m at peace and no more pain
There are no more words to say, but that I miss you and love ❤️🌺you with all my heart♥️♥️♥️🌹
If I can only turn the time back holding you close to me in my arms.🥰🥰
5 May 2021
I was so sadden to hear of Lolita’s passing. I first met Lolita in late 2013 and worked with her for a number of years, because of her loving nature we quickly became friends. She was always full of life and very enjoyable to be around. We talked so many hours about life, family and friends and especially connected a lot when her grandchildren came into her life. You will be genuinely missed.
1 May 2021
Lolita was by big sister. Someone I looked up to and admired every day of my life. Always there for me no matter what. I remember when I was 12 and she moved out on her own. I was devastated. I was mad because I felt she was leaving me. I remember thinking then how will I manage if I actually lost her. Nothing could have prepared me for the way I feel now. I miss you so much my dear sister and will love you and think of you forever
27 April 2021
So very sad to hear this. My friendship with Lolita spanned many phases of our lives over the past 30 years 💕a very special friendship. My deepest condolences to her family, well loved, she will be missed.
26 April 2021
I recall the first time David introduced us to Lolita. Callie and Billie were just youngsters, very close in age to Tess and Joe. Even then it was obvious her children were her world. She was fierce in her love and dedication to keeping them safe and happy. That love and protective instinct naturally spilled over to her later children, Rianna and Liam. Never forget that force of love.
26 April 2021
The words written in Lolita’s obituary totally encapsulates her and are true in every single way! I respected her as a mother as she was genuinely an easy-going person whom I could count on with ideas/help when it came to school activities - always with a smile on her face. My sincere love and prayers for her family to find strength and endurance in navigating their future. I’m so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained an Angel!
26 April 2021
I am so sad to hear of Lotitas passing. Sending the family love and hugs through this difficult time. I met Lolita back in 2004 our kids went to school together. She was always smiling, happy and th outfit! A truly good person that will be missed!! In 2009 I was diagnose with breast cancer and Lolita was so supportive! She gave me silver circles of hope, strength and courage and I still wear the necklace daily! She use to laugh at the fact a always referred to Doran( my spouse) as “the husband” at one point she said I don’t even know is actual name! Lol!
May you Rest In Peace Angel Lolita!!!
24 April 2021
My Love and condolences to all the family for the loss of beautiful cousin Lolita. May you find comfort knowing God has lovingly taken away all suffering and Lolita is at peace and is whole in Heaven. She will continue to share her dynamic personality and joy with those who have gone before. Grandma Lisa for example will be laughing together and reminiscing. Probably cooking dancing ....
Let love help to heal the grieving heart as cherished memories remain forever.
24 April 2021
I was shocked and over come with grief to here about Lolita 😢
We lost contacted over the years, but thought about hear offended...Lolita was my neighbor in Brookswood and we has some wonderful times together..she always put a smile on my face or made me laught though some difficult times..
I will miss dearly, but think of her every time I put on a piece of her jewelry..
My heart acks for her family and friends 💞
I will miss you my friend😞
23 April 2021
My ❤️ Is just broken and in shock. We did not know just how sick she really was. She told me she had some health issues but how Brave she was to just keep it at that.
Lolita was our SIL, the Cheveallier part. We loved her so very much and was so proud of the kind of person she really was. I’m so very sorry for the family she has left but I know they have so many precious and meaningful memories that nothing can take away from them. Please know our ❤️‘s and love go out to y’all. We are here if anyway we can be. We love y’all and Heaven just got them an angel like no other. God Bless. Love and hugs are being sent. Please let us know if anything we can do. God Bless.
23 April 2021
I had a pleasure to know and work with Lolita. She was very passionate about her work in the health care data. She was hard working and very friendly.
May you rest in peace. You will be missed.
23 April 2021
I just heard this unimaginable news. Lolita and I worked together for 5 years. Her passion for her work was contagious. She was a free thinker and creative and would always go above and beyond to make the impossible possible to improve the systems in healthcare. She was lovely and warm and a true pleasure to have around. I also remember her as someone who loved her family. She was proud of her children and would never stop worrying about their well-being. I always thought to myself how proud her family must be to have such a wonderful mother and person; so capable and yet so humble. You will be deeply missed. Ladan
21 April 2021
I have known Lolita since the day she was born ,she was a quiet baby ,as Lolita grew older she ,became a Kind .Loving .Gentle .Person ,always smiling ,a good mother ,I miss Lolita very much I am very sad. Lolita was very brave till the end .The Angels have taken her to Heaven.
21 April 2021
I will be forever grateful for our girls for bringing us together, Lolita. Sadly, because of Covid I haven’t seen you since we were up in Osoyoos the summer of 2019 when you knew something was seriously wrong. I’ll never forget our talks and our walks, how you helped me when I destroyed my knee skiing because you destroyed your knee the same way, screaming “she was 40 and so hot” at the Hedley concert with our girls, that crazy Halloween party at your sister’s house when “slash” showed up!, hanging out in Osoyoos and always being invited into your house when I came to pick up Sarah and had to wait. You were the ultimate hostess and mother! Thank you for all the kindness you always had for Sarah and thank you for being my friend. You’re free now. We will never forget you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Dave, if you see this please reach out if there is anything we can do for you or the family. We only have Lolita’s contact information. John and Sarah and I are thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences.
John, Wendy and Sarah McLeod