August 15, 1920 – August 11, 2008
Lilo passed away peacefully on August 11th to join her husband Max for his birthday August 12. Lilo spent her youth happily at Schloss Filehne, Germany, where, influenced by her father, she developed her love of plants and gardening. She married Max August Kunz at the Schloss in 1939. After the terrible war years, Lilo, Max and the two boys moved to Canada in 1951 to begin a new life. Her sons, especially, benefited by her example of determination, courage, creativity and indomitable spirit she showed in facing the challenges of surviving the war years and moving to Canada. Lilo worked at the Post Office in Campbell River, enjoyed singing in the choir, and was a very active member of the Bethany Luthern Church. She and Max enjoyed many Hawaiian holidays and several return trips to visit the family in Germany. She was an incredible cook, a marvelous baker, and a wonderful seamstress. Her greatest legacy, though, was her grace and relaxed, unconditional love that she gave to family and friends. Those of us who were fortunate to know Lilo will treasure the memory of her warmth, love and good humour.
She is predeceased by her wonderful husband, Max, her older brother Friedl, and her beloved granddaughter, Nastassia Angelika. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Detlef (Sally) and Bernd (Deci), her grandchildren Max (Emma), Titia, Ben, Decima, Hans and her great-grandchildren, Richard, Madison, and Savannah. The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and caregivers at Campbell River Hospital and the Evergreen Seniors Home.
A Memorial Service celebrating Lilo’s life will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church on Monday, August 25, 11:00 am.