Henderson, Lillian

May 10, 1933 ~ February 17, 2015

HENDERSON, Lillian Anne (Fnukal) – Age 81, of Brigden, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Bluewater Health C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late James Wesley Henderson (2006). Loving mother of James Robert Henderson (Mary Edwards), Barbara Grace Henderson (Don Root) and Patricia Marlene Grant. Dear grandmother to Robert James (Jocelyn) Henderson, Jamilee (Jason) Helps, Christopher Henderson and Anthony Grant. Great grandmother of Jack Helps, Matthew Henderson, Jamison Helps, Jaylen Helps and Paige Henderson. Survived by her brother Joe (Sharon) Fnukal as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Barbara (HromÄ›k) Fnukal and his brother Anthony Fnukal.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2-4 and 7-9pm, with Catholic Prayers offered at 3:45pm.

Funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 20, at 11:00am from Steadman Brothers Funeral Home.

Sympathy may be express through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society.

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  1. We have been away and didn’t know Lil had passed. I remember her driving all of our kids to school – she was like another Grandmother to them and we all loved her. Our sincerist sympathy.

  2. I was saddened to learn belatedly of Lillian’s passing. I was visiting Vern(Bud) the year that he passed when we were visiting the Evergreen Cementary in Blenheim when while passing by the various headstones, Bud remarked that there was Lillian. Sure enough she was there presumably placing flowers on her parents gravesite. We had a lengthy visit that afternoon. We are saddened by your loss.

    Rick and Nancy Henderson, Kemptville Ontario

  3. My Family and I wish to express our sincere sympathy. Lill was a fantastic Lady and will be missed by many, I am very proud to be able to call Lill a friend!

  4. It is with great sadness that I heard of Lil’s passing when we arrived home. I met Lil at TOPs 15 years ago and have been so blessed to spend every Tuesday night with her since then. Lil always had loving and kind words for us all. She brought us treats, not only for us but for our children and grandchildren as well. Lil would share her wisdom with us but always with genuine care and love for us. She loved to tell me stories about her great grandchildren and spending time with her family. When we worked at Park Blueberries, Lil made sure we got to see her and her family when they came inside for lunch. She was so proud of all her family and loved to share you with us.
    Jamilee, Sophie Barnes and her family send you hugs and will miss the stories of Jack, Jamison and Jaylen!
    I could go on for days as to how special Lil was to me, but in closing I will say that I will cry tears for Lil, but happy tears too as I know Lil will be in heaven, as happy as can be with “Hendie” as she fondly would say and she will be watching over us all. God bless you all, in this difficult time. Nanette, Sophie and Megan Barnes

  5. Dear Jim, Barb, and Patty…Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult and sorrowful time. I have such wonderful memories of your mother, Lil. She was such a caring and loving role model for all of the children in our neighborhood. May her loving spirit sustain you and comfort you now.
    Cindy Bailey

  6. Barb, Pat and Jim and families, I have some wonderful memories of your mom when she was a neighbour to my Grandma Armstrong. Let your precious memories help you through this difficult time. Deanna Core

  7. Lillian’s Family, I would like you to know that it has been such a total pleasure to have met and enjoyed the presence of your wonderful mother and her contagious smile. I only had the pleasure for the last two and a half years at our Brigden walk/exercise class. Please know that we all will truly miss seeing her there every week. Treasure your fond memories and it was very nice to meet you all at the funeral home. Prayers to you all<3

  8. We were sad to hear of Lil’s passing. She was a very, very special lady that showed great kindness to hundreds of Brigden area kids that rode her bus. Every day she was there with a smile, doling out goodies for any occasion she could think of, and giving comfort when we had a tough day. It was as if we all had an extra grandma. Thanks for sharing her with us. We’ll be thinking of you.
    Duane and Marnie Freer

  9. Sorry to hear of Lil’s passing. Lil was such a friendly and likable person and always had a smile on her face.You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Sincerely; Marilyn. Dale, Rick, Tanya and Brad.

  10. Our deepest condolences. Remember to share the many memories and keep her in your heart. She was a one of a kind lady whose smile will be missed by all who knew her.
    Colin and Betty

  11. My condolences to the Henderson family. I did not know Lillian personally but have been touched hearing the lovely stories about her from the walking group in Brigden. Your family will undoubtedly miss this special person in your lives as will the community.

  12. Barb, Jim, Pat and family – I just received mom’s email telling me about your mom’s passing. I am very saddened and am thinking of you at this difficult time. Lil was truly a shining example of a good, loving,strong and positive woman. She was so very good to me when we were neighbour’s and will always have a special place in my heart. With heartfelt condolences and love, Deborah.

  13. Wood consider Lillian to be one of the most nicest person I’ve ever met! She was a longstanding patient that I regarded as family! She will deeply missed by me my wife and staff.

  14. To the Henderson family…so sorry for your loss. Lil was such a kind and sweet lady.My children rode on her bus for many years.She will be missed…

  15. My condolences to all of you. I didn’t know Lil personally but I am a good friend of Joe and Sharon. I also am the lady that made the fruitcakes for Lil . From everything I have heard about Lil, she will be truly missed.

  16. It is with shock and saddeness I read about Lil. What a wonderful lady and friend. For so many years our kids bus driver. She was so special. Lil I will miss you as my weigh in lady at Tops. We are a special group. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Gord and Barb Leaper

  17. We are sorry for the loss of a great lady. May her family enjoy all the fond memories many people have of Lill.

  18. Lil will be missed by many and a lot of kids that rode her school bus. Our kids loved her and looked forward to going to school every day on her bus. Our sympathies to all the family as It must be a tremendous loss.

  19. The Muller’s and of coarse Frank & I are so very sorry to hear of your huge loss. Lil was a very special lady to our family and will remain in our hearts forever. The memories and good times we have shared over the years remain priceless to us. Every year all of the Muller’s would look for Lil’s special Christmas goodies that she would bring over to Mom & Pops. I particularly loved her shortbread and those delicious crescent cookies. There are no words to truly express our loss she was a wonderful, kind, giving lady. I think of her and “Joanie” (her sister by heart) chuckling and giving heaven there kind of fun once again. Jim will simply be shaking his head at their antics and Chris will be “Oh Boy” I wonder what those two are up to this time. I hang onto this thought because it makes me smile. Just know that she was loved so very much by all of us. Leslie Vye.

  20. It is with very fond memories that I think of Lil. For many years I attended Brigden TOPs with her and we had a lot of good times and laughter. A wonderful lady who was always very concerned for others and also very proud of her family.
    She will be missed,…Susan

  21. To Jim, Barb, Pat and everyone.
    Our deepest condolences at this most difficult of times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cousins Rob, Carol, Ivan and Ashley.

  22. To Lil’s family our family send our deepest regrets. Lil was a very good friend to my family and we
    loved her very much. She was one of the most kind and loving persons I have met. Lil will be missed
    very much and our condolences to her family. Dorothy Smith and family