OBITUARY

Mildred Gilliland Hall

August 28, 1915December 8, 2013

Mildred Gilliland Hall, late of Abbotsford, BC, peacefully passed away on December 8, 2013 at age 98 years. Mom was born in Victoria, BC on August 28, 1915 and with her perpetual smile she leaves her children Lorna (Richard), Larry (Melba), Don (Karen), Verne (Evelyn) along with 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Raymond Gilliland in 1988 and her second husband Ernest Hall in 1998. She was the eldest of 7 siblings and the last surviving. She loved her piano and for 50 years served her Lord as Pianist at Sapperton Baptist Church as well as offering her music to countless services over the years. Mom was a long-time resident of Coquitlam, BC and in later years she moved to Abbotsford where she continued to bless everyone around her with her music and her positive outlook. She has passed her passion for music on to all generations of her family. To her last day Mom maintained her profound faith and her sense of humor. She left us with a beautiful photo of her on her last day on this earth with her beautiful smile. Special thank-you to Marilyn Smart and staff at Sherwood Crescent Manor, Dr. William Chan, as well as the staff of the ACE unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. The Family invites all to share her celebration of a life well lived on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 12 noon at her home Church, Maranatha Baptist Church, 3580 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, December 13, 2013

Memories

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Rodney Barker

December 15, 2013

We were glad that we were able to attend the wonderful celebration of life service for Auntie Mildred. It was great to see some cousins we hadn't seen in awhile. We were reminded of the rich Christian heritage that is ours. I have found memories of Christmas gatherings at Auntie Mildred's home in Coquitlam. I remember everyone siting around in a big circle singing and sharing, and laughing.

Lise Broome

December 13, 2013

Mildred was a lovely woman. She had a beautiful smile, great stories, and was a pleasure to get to know. We will miss her, but look forward to seeing her at her piano in Glory.

Karen Smith

December 12, 2013

There is quite the musical band in heaven now, with all the Barker clan together again, she will be sadly missed by all that Knew and loved her

Michelle Cruikshanks

December 12, 2013

She was a wonderful lady who raised a fine family. She will be missed at Maranatha but she's playing piano for the heavenly choir now.

December 12, 2013

Mildred was one of the first people to welcome us to Maranatha Baptist when we arrived in Canada. This sweet, dear lady was always so positive. We will see you again in Heaven one day, Mildred. - Peter and Rozanne Croft

Ingrid Wirsche

December 12, 2013

I'll miss Mildred she was truly an inspiration. I loved it when she came to the senior's lunches and would play the piano while we sang along. She was filled with a true joy. Blessing to her family.

Jenny Gilliland Epp

December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013

I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Mil. I remember staying over night at her house many times when I was young. She always was so kind and considerate I don't recall ever seeing her without that wonderful smile of hers. !!
Christmas in Heaven !! How wonderful that must be !
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers Bill and Shirley Simpson (100 Mile House)

Percy & Gale Ogden

December 11, 2013

What a huge and wonderful blessing to read about Auntie Mill's life & to know that she died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones...& now she is reunited with more loved ones! Hugs to all of the family from us. Percy & Gale Ogden

Rick & Marci Barker

December 11, 2013

I have lots of fine/fun memories of life at the Gilliland house! Though I was the youngest of the Barker clan, I recall the music, the laughter and a ton of good food! She was a precious lady and though she left us in a quiet way, what she would have experienced was far greater than we can ever imagine! Escorted by angels into the glorious presence of the Living God, she would have arrived to a standing ovation and has no doubt already heard the words, "WELL DONE!"
When I think of her, I smile. What a happy reunion for her and all her younger siblings plus her mom and dad (Grandma and Grandpa) - I'm sure there'll be some joyful songs and laughter being shared around the banquet table.
Even when we're done here on this short blip of time, we ain't done yet! What a beautiful hope we share in the faith.
God bless you in this season. Sorry we cannot be done there for the celebration of a life well-lived! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY