June 20, 1919 – February 11, 2020
“I Had A Wonderful Life”
“When I die, Hallelujah by and by, I’ll Fly Away”
Anna Inez Tillotson was born on June 20th, 1919 and flew away February 11th, 2020 in her 101st year.
Ann’s family was the largest part of her life. She married Lowell Tillotson, her one and only love, in 1940 and they had 6 children together, Newell (Sandy), Sharon (David) Beley, Fred, Juli (Ed) Columbus, Philip and Tom who, with their spouses gave her 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She was able to hold the family so precious to her close, only being predeceased by her husband, a grandson-in-law and by her great-great-grandson.
In Alberta, Ann and Lowell partnered on a mixed farm of Black Angus cattle, horses and grain, while raising their children.
She grew a huge garden creating nutritious meals for her growing family, putting food by for winter. Her magnificent red gladiolas were show stoppers.
Later, Ann and Lowell moved to Vernon where Ann had more time to be involved in her faith community, her volunteering, her travelling and her music while continuing to garden and arrange flowers to grace her house.
In her last years, Ann was blessed to have her family return the support that she had given them enabling her to remain in her own home until she died.
A private family Graveside Service preceded a Celebration of Ann’s Life which will be held at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Ann to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2Y4 or online at https: www.worldvision.ca
Arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5