Lillian J Buzzell
Lillian Josephine Buzzell, 96, of Moncton,
NB, passed away on July 29, 2021.
Born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, October 1, 1924,
she was the eldest daughter of the
late Leofred (George) and Carrie
from Bridgedale High School at the age
of 16 and enrolled in the Success Business
College in Moncton where she took bookkeeping. After graduating, she
was hired by the CNR and worked there until her
marriage to her Husband, Robert
Charles Buzzell. Raising their family and joining
her husband in their « Electro and Lani » magic shows was an
integral part of Lillian’s life when their
daughters were young. She managed one of Moncton’s
first garden centres in the early 70’s and the first stand
alone Christmas Shop in the Moncton area.
She was an avid sportswoman
throughout her life. She taught her daughters how to play
tennis at their summer residence in Cape
Brule, was a long-time member and past
President of the Beaver Ladies Curling Club and
represented the province at a Seniors
curling championship held in Fredericton.
She took up cross-country and
downhill skiing at the age of 60, bowled for many
years, and golfed into her early 90’s. A
firm believer of being fit, she continued to participate
in exercise classes and walking for fitness well into
Lillian’s faith was extremely important to her,
demonstrated through her regular attendance and worship at St.
Bernard’s and Holy Family Parishes and her involvement
with the Catholic Women’s
League (CWL). As a past resident
of Peoples Park Tower, she continued to attend
mass on a regular basis.
She loved travelling and cruising the
world, taking many « trips of a lifetime » with her
family and became a Florida snowbird
for a couple
of decades. Lillian was an avid and
talented bridge player most of her life and loved
many long-standing friendships she made while playing
in Moncton, at her cottage in Cape Brule
and her winter residence
Lillian will be sadly missed by her sister, Carrie (Nowlan)
Doyle of Montreal, PQ; and her four daughters and
their families, Barbara
Morrison ( Wm. Harold), Kimberley,
BC; Nancy Buzzell, Moncton, NB; Lesley Carruthers (David),
Port Hawkesbury, NS; and
Patti Buzzell (Johannes Hylkema), Moncton.
Lillian also leaves behind many nieces and nephews,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lillian was
predeceased by her parents, her husband,
Robert Charles Buzzell in 1979, and her
older brother, Emery Nowlan.
There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass to take
place at Holy Family Parish, Moncton N.B. on Monday September 13, 2021
at 11:00 am with Father Phil Mulligan presiding. Reception
in the parish hall following the mass. The use of masks is
strongly recommended. Interment at Our
Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe.
In Lillian’s memory, in lieu of flowers, donations
to the Moncton Hospice/ SENB (164 Collishaw Street, Moncton, NB E1C
9R3) would be appreciated by the Family. Online condolences
can be directed to the family at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Lillian J Buzzell 19242021..
Décès pour la Ville: Riverview, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick