With sadness the family of Lilian Rose Amelia, ‘Lil’ Staples announce that she passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the age of 82. Remaining to cherish Lil’s memory are: daughters Kim and Debbie (Cliff); grandchildren Lincoln (Lisa), Jade (Giselle) and Bobbi Lynn (Grant); great-grandchildren Chloe, Cassidy, Dorian, Justin, Carter, Payton and Will. Lil was born in Abernethy, Saskatchewan on February 7, 1933. When she was a child the family moved to Manitoba and she finished her schooling in Carroll and Brandon. She then immediately went to work for Manitoba Telephone Systems and worked there until her retirement. Lil was a lover of the outdoors and her horses. Many summers were spent driving from town fair to town fair to show Arabian horses, working in her garden or hiking trails at the various parks in Manitoba. Lil loved to travel and spent the first part of her retirement in her Westphalia camper touring western Canada. Her favorite place during the last few years has been her seasonal camper at the Indian Head Campground. She enjoyed weekends from May to September camping and visiting with friends and family. Lil will be sadly missed by all. A ceremony to celebrate Lil’s life was held at St. Paul’s United Church Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, December 5, 2015 with a private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Lil, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.