After a brief illness, Lil Burgess passed away peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Viola (MacKay) Brewer. Lillian will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. Lil had a great sense of humour and she was kind and gentle, forgiving and generous, and independent to the end. Left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Linda (Bill), London, Ont.; her son, Ron (Beth), Lucan, Ont.; sister, Shirley (Roy) McMullin, Glace Bay; and brother, Graham (Rachael) Brewer, Dominion; her loving granddaughters, Alison and Miriam. Also left to mourn are her dearest friends, Jean Gillis and brother in-law, Roy McMullin; special nephew, Georgie Brewer as well as her nieces, nephews and many great friends. Besides her parents, Lil was predeceased by her husband Arthur, sisters, Evangeline, May, Kay, and Evelyn, brothers, Michael, George and Jimmy. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place under the direction of Mclellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Please join us in a celebration of a long life well lived on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Complex, 86 Nolan's Lane Glace Bay . The family would like to thank Dr. Rehman Waseema, and the nursing staff at he Glace Bay Health Care Facility for their care and compassion. To view Lil's online book of memories, express your condolences directly to the family, please go to the side menu on this page.