Born on February 9, 1944 and passed away on February 11, 2021.
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Lisa Lielich who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving daughters.
She left us from her haven ‘Fort Henry’ which was her “happiest place on earth.” She was a devoted wife, mother and ‘Oma’ who missed her extended family in Europe and elsewhere.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters Sonja (Dennis) Nelson, Sylvia (Jody) Rhodes and her five grandsons Lukas, Kameron, Blake, Justin and Jared. She is also survived by her siblings Fred (Marlies) Hilf in Winnipeg, Werner Hilf in Germany, and Erika (Helmut) Weibrich in Germany.
Lisa was predeceased by her loving husband Henry in 2003, and her sister-in-law Betty (Hilf) in 2020.
Lisa was born in Asch, Czechoslovakia. She immigrated to Grande Prairie, Alta. in 1960 alone as a young woman. She met Henry shortly thereafter and were married in 1964. Booming construction brought them to Prince George where they purchased their 45-acre homestead ‘Fort Henry’ in 1968. Mom loved working in her fabulous one-acre garden and stunning flowerbed and enjoyed helping Henry tend to their little farm and his beloved animals. It truly was her passion, pride and joy.
Mom worked hard all her life and was a tremendous provider. She prided herself on her excellent cooking while almost entirely using food produced on their farm. Lisa stayed at home to raise her daughters and enjoyed being a Brownie and Girl Guide leader while her girls were young. She appreciated the outdoors, fishing, camping and most of all time spent around the campfire. Mom also very much enjoyed berry picking. We have many memories of loading up the station wagon in search of a berry patch (or three!).
In 1985 she began her career as a Forest Technician at the Prince George Tree Improvement Station. She truly loved this job. It was everything Mom enjoyed and was very proud of her accomplishments. She retired in 2009. Mom was an intelligent person who was concerned for family and always quick to offer good advice. We admired her strength and perseverance during her illness, which demonstrated what a strong and resourceful person she was.
Thanks to all the amazing nurses and support staff with Homecare. Your compassionate service allowed our mom to remain home through her illness. Also, a big thank you to the Canadian Red Cross for the availability of lending equipment. A special thank you to Dr. Mcleod for going above and beyond by faithfully visiting every weekend and providing exceptional care throughout moms’ illness.
Lisa will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Once able, we will hold a Celebration of Life. We Love you Mom!
“It’s memory’s lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart.”
- Dignity Memorial, Prince George