Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC


Lillian Annie Schinkel

Passed away on October 27, 2019

Lillian Schinkel passed away peacefully on October 27, 2019 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 90.

Lillian was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1928 and was the youngest of two children to Theophil and Emma Kittlitz. Lillian and her sister Marian completed their education at Strathcona High School and the Kittlitz familiy were active members of the Bruederfeld Moravian Church. In 1947, the family sold their farm and moved to Chilliwack where Lillian met and married Jack Schinkel in 1952. The couple operated a dairy farm in Rosedale before retiring in Chilliwack in 1986. In their retirement years, Jack and Lil enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, playing card games, and visiting family and friends.

Lillian was predeceased in July 2019 by Jack, her loving husband of 67 years. Lillian was also predeceased by her older sister Marian Schultz in 2012. Lillian is survived by her son Randy (Jane), daughter Joanne Wilson (David), grandchildren Melissa Kendzierski (Steve), Christopher Schinkel (Kelsey Cardinal), Janelle Wilson (Kyle MacLeod), two step grandchildren Michael Phelps, Amy Phelps (Alex Barger) and great grandchildren.

Lillian will be remembered for her dedication and love for the Lord along with her tireless baking and cooking for family and friends.

Thank you to the Cascade Lodge staff for their compassionate care to both Jack and Lillian.

Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations can be sent to Cross Connection Church (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/chilliwack-evangelical-missionary-church)

A Celebration of Life will be held at Cross Connection Church (9310 Williams Street, Chilliwack, BC) Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 4, 2019


Lillian Annie Schinkel

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Sandra Houston

November 1, 2019

Dear Joanne and Randy - I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad and now your Mom. I have many fond memories of the times our families spent together when we were growing up. Your parents were always so kind, welcoming and fun to be around. My sincere sympathies to you both, and to your families. I am sorry that I could not attend their memorial services, but I am thinking of you. Sincerely, Sandra (Mammel) Houston

Doreen Hawley

October 31, 2019

Wow 90 yrs. How does one sum up one great person who lived life
So naturally and honestly and yet still radiated love and joy. Lil and Jack were a connected couple and you really can’t talk about the one without the other being enhanced as well. I remember them the first time they came and visited my parents in the old Mission Creek farm in Kelowna. They couldn’t take their eyes off one another and they were so happy, of course, I think they may have been just married. They always had treats for us and followed each of our lives with genuine interest which even extended to our children. We have been blessed by their lives and hope to keep their memory alive by how we live our lives. Love you so much, Doreen

Gary Schinkel

October 31, 2019

Aunt Lil was always kind and generous with our family whenever we got out West, and we could always tell she was glad to see us. We were very fortunate to see her and Jack in June during our last trip and had a lovely visit. She always wanted to hear how our children and grandchildren were doing. We will always have fond memories, and will never forget her.

Love Gary

Jennifer Schinkel

October 31, 2019

Gary and I loved Aunt Lillian (and Uncle Jack.) They were so very welcoming when we visited from out east, and Aunt Lillian always invited us to their home to share time and lunch together. The last time we were at their house, she gave me a little blue vase that I treasure. I think of her every time I look at it, and now that she is gone I will see her in every flower I place in that vase. We love you Aunt Lillian!