Lillian Cutler (Engram)

Obituary of Lillian Eileen Cutler (Engram)

Age 93, (our Mom) passed away peacefully Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Halifax Infirmary. She was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Engram (Francis). Mom was born in Boston Mass, 3 years later the family moved back to Hermitage NF and after 8 years the family moved to Halifax where Mom met and married the love of her life John Cutler (Jack). They were married for 50 wonderful years before Dad passed away. For the last 6 years Mom resided at Parkland Assisted Living, Aberdeen Hall, Halifax. Predeceased by sisters Juanita, Winnie and Queena; brothers, Norman, Clary, Eric and Archie and their spouses. She has 3 children John, Halifax; Valerie (Paul) Richardson, Toney River and David (deceased in infancy). Grandchildren David (Suzanne) Cutler, UK; Lynanne (Kentville), Annalee (Halifax), Scott (Billie-Jean) Smith YK, and Peter Smith YK. Great-grandchildren Nia, Max, Evie Cutler UK, and Kameryn, Emery, Brielle and Logan Smith YK. Mom worked a variety of jobs ending her work career with the National Research Council as a Lab Tech, where she met lifelong friends who remained in touch. Our house was always filled with family and friends for buffets, wine/cheese parties, Christmas Eve rabbit stew at midnight, fun weekends with the trailer, lobster boils and their annual weekend away at Lovers Lane. Mom had a love for life, more energy than any of us could keep up with! She was always game for a day trip with minimal notice. Her love of travel took her to England to visit her grandson David, or to Yellowknife to have great adventures with her grandsons Scott and Peter always accompanied by her daughter. She regularly enjoyed shopping especially Bangor, visiting her granddaughter Lynanne in Kentville on St. Patties Day at Paddys Pub. Mom always said she had a wonderful life full of friends and there was nothing better than getting together for a chat and of course a glass of wine. Over the years Mom and Dad spent many winters in Largo Florida she loved walking on the beach and swimming in the ocean. She always said, “I love it when the family comes for a visit but I sure like it when they leave.” Mom was a member of St. James Anglican Church for 75 years, the AWC and regularly supported Church functions. We will always remember our Mom/grandmother as full of life, lover of people, wine, dancing, and music. Mom would never dream of going out without lipstick/jewelry, she had a standing weekly hair appointment with her niece Beth Kenny who in later years the two enjoyed a good chat after her hair appointment. She lived a full life with no regrets and enjoyed a taste of wine even at the end of this adventure. Cremation has taken place, funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church 2668 Joseph Howe Ave, Halifax at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 27, 2021, Archbishop Ron Cutler and Rev Katie Taylor-Flynn, Officiants. A donation may be made in Mom’s memory to a charity of your choice. Due to the Covid19 pandemic there will be no visitation or a reception. We know there are people who wish they could join us in person; there will be a live streamed of the funeral if you would like to join virtually at https://www.facebook.com/SaintJamesHalifax. The family would like to thank Dr. A. Morash for her great care and understanding of Mom. “When I have come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me – but let me go. For this a journey we must all take, and each much go alone. It’s all part of the master plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to your friends we know, and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me – but let me go.” ~ Christina Rossetti
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