Lillian Lupton

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Service Summary: Cremation has taken place, private family services.

Lupton, Lillian “Jean” passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017 at the Southampton Hospital. Jean was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 10, 1920. To have reached the age of 96 and half years is a good amount of time to be in this world. It gives a soul a goodly amount of time to spread its influence around, to teach one’s children what’s right and good and to share whatever wisdom and humanity one learns through this long journey with them. Lillian Lupton, (‘Jean’ to everyone who knew and loved her) did just that. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all felt her grace and shared her joy. Beloved wife of the late William “Cy” Lupton who passed in 2002. Loving mother of Carole Lupton (Mike Whyte) and Bill (Terri) Lupton. Grandmother to Tyler (Josh), Mitchell (Kristina) and Jacquelyn (John), and great grandmother to William, Thomas, Madilyn, and Patrick. Survived by her sisters Isobel “Buddy” and Millie, and by many nieces & nephews. Jean will be sadly missed by Mike Whyte’s sons, Leigh (Bev) and Bob (Kathy) and their children, Drake, Mallory, Talon, Faith, and Bobby. Jean enjoyed her early years in Winnipeg, working at Ashdown’s Hardware. Jean and Cy married in 1947 in Winnipeg and moved to Toronto in 1950 to 39 Haymarket, where they resided until 2002. Jean and Cy square danced for many years, they travelled to Britian and across Canada to visit family, and enjoyed camping. She worked as a dental assistant and poll clerked local elections in North York. She was very involved in the UCW at Beverly Hills United Church. In 2002, Jean moved to Don Mills Seniors Apartments, where she resided until 2016. Here she embraced many friends and was always busy playing Bridge and Cribbage. She participated on many committees and attended many functions. Jean loved family traditions, like making Christmas cakes with her daughter and Grandson, reading the Christmas story to her grandchildren from a very early age and even last year to them and their children once more. Jean was a collector of many things, some of her favourites were, her Royal Doulton figurines, spoon, crystal bell and coin collections. She loved flowers, favorites were pansies in the spring, and lily of the valley. She was always a great reader, and flowers were always a welcome adornment for her to enjoy. Over the last while her strength eluded her. She fought to stay in the present, wakeful and curious about everything, but her condition deteriorated to the point where she found herself spending her last days under the care of the good nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Wing of Southampton Hospital. During that period her family spent what time they could at her bedside, some traveling great distances. Bill, Terri, Mitchell and Kristina, their two young children William and Thomas came from Alberta. Tyler was at her side constantly, as were Carole and Mike. Jacquelyn & John with their two little ones, Maddie & Patrick always with us giving us comfort over the miles. For the family it is a great feeling of relief, albeit with great sadness, to know that her suffering has left her as well. The family takes great comfort in knowing that though she has gone she will always be there in their hearts and memories. Cremation has taken place, private family services. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the: Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the Hampton Court Retirement Lodge, Southampton. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through

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