Lilly Ovedia Polo (Nanton) - August 27

Lilly Ovedia Polo (Nanton) – August 27, 1919 – December 23, 2016

Lilly Ovidea Polo (nee Nelson) passed away peacefully at the age of 97 at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre in Claresholm on December 23, 2016.
Lilly is predeceased by her parents Ole and Gunhild Nelson, her son Leslie and her husband Sam Polo. The last of her generation, she is predeceased by her nine siblings: Nels, Gunda, Pal, Munda, Clara, Christian, Melvin, Lloyd and George. Aunt Lilly will be fondly remembered by her numerous nephews and nieces and as ‘Lil’ by her many good… friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff at both Silver Willow Lodge in Nanton and the Care Centre in Claresholm whose support and caring made Lilly’s last few years as comfortable as possible. We would also like to thank Dr. Keith Spackman for his excellent care.
Lilly was born in Queenstown, Alberta shortly after the end of WWI. She began life as a hard working farm girl, went to ‘Normal’ school to get her teacher’s certificate and taught in one room rural schoolhouses. She had a brief stint in the Women’s Army Corp during WWII and spent the remainder of her working life teaching in large Calgary schools with a side trip as a mature student at U of C to complete her teaching degree.
Lilly married the love of her life, Sam Polo, in 1948. They had to wait nine years for their son Leslie to be born in 1957. Only 17 years later, August 4, 1974, Lilly and Sam lost their only child in a tragic car accident. It is a blessing to know that now, Lilly is reunited with her loved ones.
Lilly had such a way with words. Who can forget her wonderful description: ‘Dark as a pocket’. And her facial expressions! You were never left wondering what Lilly thought, yea or nay. She was definitely one of a kind.
Through her tenure on this earth she was kind, thoughtful and generous to all, especially her family. Lilly will be greatly missed!
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The family wishes to thank the staff at both Silver Willow Lodge in Nanton and the Care Centre in Claresholm whose support and caring made Lilly’s last few years as comfortable as possible. We would also like to thank Dr. Keith Spackman for his excellent care.
Lilly was born in Queenstown, Alberta shortly after the end of WWI. She began life as a hard working farm girl, went to ‘Normal’ school to get her teacher’s certificate and taught in one room rural schoolhouses. She had a brief stint in the Women’s Army Corp during WWII and spent the remainder of her working life teaching in large Calgary schools with a side trip as a mature student at U of C to complete her teaching degree.
Lilly married the love of her life, Sam Polo, in 1948. They had to wait nine years for their son Leslie to be born in 1957. Only 17 years later, August 4, 1974, Lilly and Sam lost their only child in a tragic car accident. It is a blessing to know that now, Lilly is reunited with her loved ones.
Lilly had such a way with words. Who can forget her wonderful description: ‘Dark as a pocket’. And her facial expressions! You were never left wondering what Lilly thought, yea or nay. She was definitely one of a kind.
Through her tenure on this earth she was kind, thoughtful and generous to all, especially her family. Lilly will be greatly missed!

Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Lilly Ovedia Polo (Nanton) – August 27, 1919 – December 23, 2016.source

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