Lucille Banta

Lucille Banta

25 March 1911 – 27 November 2007

Gone to join her husband, Carl.

Born Anne Ruth Murray, in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Lucille’s life is a vast, colourful quilt of richly woven fabric.

Fostered on her grandparent’s farm, she attended a one-room school on horseback. She started her first family with a farmer on the Matsqui floodplain. She long-lined dogfish to be rendered for oil to de-ice the wings of WW II aircraft. She cooked in a logging camp at Telegraph Cove where killer whales rubbed on log booms. She cooked aboard coastal freighters where she met Carl, the deckhand who became her second husband. She designed and tailored clothes, she owned a restaurant, and she meditated with the Maharishi. She filled every nook and cranny of her ninety-six years and then she wrote a book about it.

Lucille is predeceased by her husband, Carl, and her sister Mary. She is also predeceased, sadly, by her daughter, Shirley, her granddaughter, Tricia, and her great grandson, Robert. She is survived with loving memories by five children, ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a long list of extended family enriched by having known her.

We will miss you, Mom. Bon voyage. Thanks for the love.

Honoring her wishes, there will be no public service.