Jan. 8, 1923 – Aug. 10, 2015
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Lucille Plain on Aug. 10, 2015 at the age of 92 at Ivy House in Grand Forks, B.C. with her beloved husband Jim by her side. Lucille was born in Smoky Lake, Alberta on Jan. 8, 1923. She moved to Grand Forks with her family at the age of 8 years with her parents, seven sisters and four brothers and lived on a farm in the nursery area. She attended school until grade 10. Lucille had a very long, busy, happy and exciting life with a few struggles along the way. She worked as a nurse’s aide until she went to Vancouver General Hospital to receive training as a pediatric nurse. She worked in hospitals in Trail, Grand Forks and Chilliwack to name a few.
Lucille had an infectious laugh and made everyone around her happy. She was a loving wife, sister and aunt and very generous with her time, love and helping others were needed. She also helped to fund training courses amongst her nieces and nephews as well as giving generously to many worthy causes. The highlight of her life was biking across Canada from Vancouver to Newfoundland and a trip around the world with her second husband. Lucille was predeceased by her parents Mike and Rose, sisters Elsie, Mary, Kay, Doris, Alice and Vera and brothers Alex, Fred, Peter and John as well as husbands Bill Warawa, Gerry LaPointe and William Clapper. She is survived by her husband Jim, niece Lee (caregiver) her sister Ollie (Herb) and many other nieces and nephews. She left a very strong impression behind with whomever she met and will be sorrowfully missed by many family members, friends and acquaintances. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the nurses, care aids and kitchen staff at Ivy House for taking such good care of Lucille and her visitors. You all went above and beyond. Your kindness will never be forgotten. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.