Forshee: Lilliebelle (McIntyre), known to so many as Lillie, passed away peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on July 26, 2022 in her 89th year.
Lillie was raised on the family farm near Wardsville. After her marriage to Gerry, they raised their children primarily in Petrolia, then Wyoming. When Gerry retired, they enjoyed travelling the province to auctions and estate sales. After their move to a retirement home, Lillie became an active resident at Chatham Retirement Residence. During the decade she lived there, her humour, compassion and positive spirit resulted in Lillie being awarded the Young at Heart Award. She was regularly recognized for her volunteer participation on the Resident Council, Food Committee, various fundraising campaigns, resident programs and especially for her magical hugs. Lillie moved to Brantford in 2013, and since her stroke in 2016, lived at Riverview Terrace.
She will be deeply missed by her children Gloria (Vern) Furtney of Fonthill, Ontario and Bryan Forshee of Vancouver, BC. Predeceased by her loving husband of almost 52 years Gerald (Gerry) in 2004, her parents John & Lillie Belle (Bloom) McIntyre of Wardsville, her brothers Bert (Doris) & Elgin (Florence) McIntyre and her sister Violet (John) Balmer. She leaves several nieces and nephews to mourn her passing. Lilliebelle will be forever loved and held dear by her family and friends. Cremation and arrangements in the care of Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, Dresden. A Private Interment Ceremony for immediate family will be held at Dresden Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express sympathy in the form of donations are asked to consider the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation (BCHS) https://www.bchsysfoundation.org or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com