Richardson, Lyla May. A resident of Meadow Park Nursing Home passed away on February 17, 2019 at the age of 91. Born in Dover Township on the family farm, March 12, 1927. Daughter of the late William and Jean Stokes. Predeceased by her husband Thomas Edward (2013). Loving mother of John (Gayle) Richardson, Dan (Connie) Richardson, and Debbie (Richard) VanRycheghem. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca (Bill) Kouyzer, Sarah (Mickey) Parr, Amanda (Jeff) Millman, Brian VanRycheghem, Tanya (Darcy) Bax, Kali (Collin) Sellwood, Aimee (Bobby) Grinde, and Ashley Nickason. Dearest great grandmother of Zach, Justin, Ryan, Abigail, Alana, Gracie, Lucas, Nash, Kale, Brandt, Brittany (Mike) Smith and Mickala.
Survived by sister Grace Lundy, and sister in laws Joan Stokes and Fay Stokes. Predeceased by siblings and their spouses, Ruth (Jim) Wood, Bob Lundy, Ross Stokes, Grant Stokes, June (Clifford) Civalier, and Irene (Valere) Vannieuwenhuyze. Also predeceased by sister in laws and brother in laws Robert (Olive) Richardson, William (Laura) Richardson, Samuel (Alison) Richardson, and Donald (Barbara) Richardson. Remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Lyla was very involved in her earlier years with St. Paul’s United Church, and worked very hard along side her husband Tom on the farm. She was very dedicated to her 3 children and loved cross-stitching, quilting, knitting and cooking.
Mom’s wishes were to be cremated and to have a private burial at Botany Cemetery, at a later date.
Donations to Meadow Park Auxiliary would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank Meadow Park Nursing Home staff for their exceptional care.