Agnes Mary passed away quietly with loved ones by her side on September 18, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
Agnes was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan to Anna and Ivor Soderberg and spent her childhood on the prairies with her brother and two sisters. She met her soul mate George Lightburn in Saskatchewan but it wasn’t until she moved to BC that they were married. After they were married, they settled down and raised a family of their own. Agnes had the hardest, most rewarding job of all, she was mother to 13 children, she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and yet she found time to do needlework, garden, jigsaw puzzles and was a member of the Sand Creek Lady Lions.
Agnes was predeceased by her parents, husband George, a baby daughter Marion, son Lawrence, her brother Ben and sister Frieda, as well as grandson Sheldon. Left to mourn her passing are her children: Fred (Janice), Doreen, Georgina, Bill (Virginia), Alice, Gordon, Stuart, George, Nelda (Steve), Dixie (Ron) and Dennis (Cindy), as well as grandchildren: Natalie, Marty, Clint, Shelley, Lisa, April, Dwayne, Stephanie, Domenic, Darren, Michelle, Dan, Amanda, Mike, Ken, Brenda, Tanya, Teresa, Wayne, Meagan, Brittany, Jason, Brent, Alisha, Shalane, Katelynn, Kelsey and Brody, along with 47 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Jaffray Community Hall with Pastor Bill Plant Officiating, burial followed at the Sand Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Agnes’ name to: Sand Creek Lions, C/O PO Box 178, Jaffray, BC, V0B 1T0.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com