It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Lilian (Moore) Debler. She passed away peacefully at the Masterpiece on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the age of 97 years. Lilian was born on March 18, 1925, in Wood Green, London, England, UK to Walter & Susan Moore.
Lil met her beloved, Tony, a Canadian Soldier, while roller skating at Crystal Palace & fell in love. They were married on March 30, 1946. Lilian emigrated to Canada in September 1946. Tony joined his loving wife, weeks later in Medicine Hat.
Lilian was predeceased by her husband, Tony in October 1992. Left to cherish Lilian's memory is Susan (Bert) Sauer, Wayne Debler, Gary Debler, Diane (Jim) Dulle, Brent (Sharon) Debler; 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; loyal friend, Laura Stolk.
Lilian emigrated to Canada as a War Bride & was proud to become a Canadian. Lil & Tony purchased a farm near Seven Persons & achieved their dream. Lil became a dedicated farmer's wife & mother of 5 children. Lil was delighted being a grandmother & great grandmother.
Lilian was an excellent cook & baker. Lil was also well known for her baking skills of bread, chiffon cakes, pies, & kuchen. Lil became very successful in making many German dishes & learning the language.
Lilian also enjoyed sewing, knitting, picture taking & collecting dolls. Later in life, Lilian became an active member of TOPS & later became a member of KOPS. Lilian was a faithful member of Victory Lutheran Church.
For those wishing to attend, a public visitation will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 6 to 8 pm at Grace Memorial – 1924 -10th Avenue NW.
A private family burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery, prior to the funeral service.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 10 at 1PM at Victory Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Roland. The service will be live streamed and available to view at www.victorylutheran.ca/livestream. In lieu of flowers, donations to honour Lilian’s memory may be made to AJ's Cupboard (Box 45006 Mackenzie Drugs Outlet Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B1) , Victory Lutheran Church (2793 Southview Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2H1) or to a charity of one’s choice.
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