Lola Jean Jillson

Lola Jean Jillson (Ewing) passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Alliance, Sarnia with her family by her side on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in her 92nd year. Daughter of the late Thomas and Vera (Lewis) Ewing. Wife of the late Jack Jillson (1995). Mother of Tim Jillson (Sherrie), Chris Jillson (Andrea Sommise), Marnie Coene (Willie), John, Leah Sheeler (Dave Stankevich), Tony (Anna). Grandmother of Gail Jillson (George), Dan Jillson (Lisa), Lindsay Jillson (Josh), Graham Jillson, Greg Jillson, Chad Coene (Carrie), Geoff Coene (Mary Theresa), Chris Coene (Stacey), Jill Coene Ruth (Michael), Terilynn Ventimiglia (Sam), Scott Jillson (Carolyn), Amanda Jillson (James), Brad Charlebois (Shawn), James Sheeler (Cassandra)  predeceased by April Jillson (2007). Great grandmother of Hunter, Ethan, Brandon, Sierra, Aaron, Elle, Lucas, Felix, Ariella, Maya, Nolan, Maren, Maeve, Jordon, Shea, Chloe, Harley, Logan, Jacob. Great great grandmother of Elliot. Sister of Brother, Harold Ewing (Rosemary), sister, Velma Forbes (Hugh),  predeceased by brother, Lloyd Ewing and sister, Leona Bernard, Also survived by sister-in-law, Esther Jillson (the late Peter Jillson), brother-in-law, Norm Fields (the late Dorothy Fields) and predeceased by brother and sister-in-law, Bert and Pauline Branton. Also missed by niece, Brenda VanderKley as well as many other nieces and nephews. Lola lived most of her life in Port Lambton and was proud to have been the “cafeteria manager” for many years at Wallaceburg District Secondary School. After retirement from WDSS she moved to Sarnia and became the “cafeteria manager” at the newly opened St. Christopher’s Secondary School.  She truly enjoyed working with high school students of all ages. A private funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Port Lambton with interment to follow at  Sacred Heart Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Palliative Care – Bluewater Health Alliance, Sarnia site; Sacred Heart Food Bank.


12 Comments on “Lola Jean Jillson”

  1. Marnie and Willie and family,
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, grandmother and great grandmother. We hope your happy memories will bring you comfort at this sad time. We are keeping her and all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our condolences,
    Harriet and Ernie Daye

  2. Marnie & Willie ,
    Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother, she sounds like a remarkable lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

  3. To Marnie, Willie, Chris, Andrea and family,

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your incredible Mother. I remember her zest for life when she came to St. Christopher’s to manage the new cafeteria services. She had a wonderful way with young people and certainly her family was blessed to have such an incredible, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. The memories she has made with family and friends will keep her close always. Keeping all of you in our prayers and thoughts.

    Bernadette and Bob Gray

  4. Dear Marnie and Willie,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Marnie. It’s never easy to lose a parent, no matter what age you are. Please know that we are thinking of you both, and your family, and hope that the memories you shared with your Mom will bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

    Our deepest sympathies,
    Eunice and Len

  5. We are so sorry for your loss, Chris, Lindsay, Greg and Graham and families. Our thoughts are with you at this time.♥️

  6. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those who knew and loved her. Xoxo

  7. Wishing you and your family, peace and courage to face the days ahead. It doesn’t seem to matter the age when your mom passes there is a special place in your heart where you will always be able to find her and memories to sustain you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  8. So sorry for your loss, Marnie. We wish you and your family peace and comfort from your memories of your mother, who certainly had a full and rewarding life.

  9. To the Jillson family. I am sorry that I won’t be there tomorrow for your mother’s funeral also my daughters aren’t able to be there also .just know you are in our hearts and mind on this day .love to you all and may it give you peace.

  10. Worked with Lola many years ago in Wallaceburg at Brunchies. She was a delightful lady and great fun to work with. Sincere condolences to the family.
    Joyce Ritchie

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