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May Ruth Willmott (Lawrence)

March 4, 1922 - November 15, 2014


On the evening of Saturday, November 15, 2014, May Ruth Willmott passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 92 years. 

May was born in Eastham, England on March 4, 1922 to Ernest and Jane Lawrence.  May married her husband William (Bill) on December 27, 1943 and their union was blessed with three children.  As a young bride, May came to Canada to raise their children and was widowed at a very young age.  She was our matriarch and she kept our family together.  Her kind ways will be missed by her family.

May coached YBC and Special Olympics bowling and this sport has always been a part of the Willmott family.  She sang in the United Church choir and was always very generous to family and friends.

May leaves to mourn her passing her son, Graham (Graine) Willmott and daughter, Miriam Rice as well as her grandchildren; Andrea (Richard), Ken, Scott (Dawn), Ilia (Chris), Katrina and Ashley and her great grandchildren; Curtis, Page, Aric, Saskia, Michael, Blane, Jorden, Damian, Angus, Alayna, Jordan, Nathan, Hayden and Chance. May also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Glynis (Sue) Maine, brother Ernest Lawrence and sister Iris Gould.

There will be no funeral service at this time but a Celebration of May’s Life will be held on March 28, 2015 at the Cranbrook Seniors Hall from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Memorial donations in May’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left for the family at





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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Roy and Audrey Mayne
Relation: Friend

We’re so sorry to hear of May’s passing, Graham, Graine and Miriam. She was fortunate to have had such a caring family. We’ve missed seeing her out and about since her health began to decline, but she was quite an amazing woman to have been independent for so long. When we think of her we remember her ready smile and her little chuckle. A life well lived!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 28, 2015
Beginning at 9:17am

Cranbrook Senior Citizens Hall
125 - 17th Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

125 - 17th Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

The family of the late May Willmott wish to express our deep appreciation

to those who have offered their kindness and support, the messages of sympathy

and comfort in the loss of our mother and grandmother.  We especially want to

thank all the doctors and nurses of the Emergency Room and the 3rd floor of

East Kootenay Regional Hospital for the excellent care our mother received. 

We are deeply grateful and will never forget your kindness.  A special thank you to Lorraine

Flint and the staff of Mark Memorial for assisting us at this very  difficult time.


The Willmott Family


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