Lillian Montour

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Lillian Grace Montour (Nee:  Burnham)
September 6, 1930 – July 2, 2022
As we on this side whisper, “There she goes”,
Those on the other side cheer, “Here she comes”


Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Stedman Community Hospice, Lillian went to be with her Creator and family waiting for her.  She waited 57 years to be reunited with her husband, Cecil Morgan Montour.  She is survived by her children, her pride and joy, Ellwood (Ted) and his wife Wiz, Kevan, Steve and his wife Deneen, and Melanie.  Loving Gram of Samantha, Seanna, Trinity, Shelby (Curtis), Skylar (Quintan), and Cecil (Jaclyn) and Step-Gram to Melissa and Maya.  Great-Gram to DeVvyn, Dantae, Desmond, Jahiem, Jahkari, Jaxxin, Matteo, Mila, Abigail, Teyo, Sookulaan and Dawson.  Sister-in-law and special friend of B. Joyce Burnham.  She will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends.  Predeceased by sons, Gary (2019) and Jason (2017); granddaughter Shae Madeline; Parents, Edward & Mina; Father-in-law, Frank Montour, brothers and sisters; Ethel, Norma Mae, Ellwood (Hazel), Walter (Edith), Rosalie (Armand), John (Angeline), Nina, and William; Brother-in-laws and Sister-in-laws, Dorothy & Jake Davis, Bobby & Gertie Montour, Ken & Winnie Montour, Albert (Bun) & Maizie Montour, and George & Mickey Montour.  Lillian was a very hard worker and persevered through tough times while raising her six children.  In the early years, she was a founding member of and first Librarian at the Six Nations Public Library, while working in tobacco and attending Mohawk College in the evenings.  Then, Lillian became the Head Librarian at the Woodland Cultural Centre. In later years, she commuted to Toronto daily and worked as an administrative assistant at the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres until her retirement.  Lillian (Lolly) was a community treasure, serving as a band councillor on the Six Nations Band Council.  She was an active member of the Six Nations Fair Board, Grand River Post-Secondary Education Committee, and Six Nations Health Foundation for many years.  Lillian was a long-time member of the Mohawk Singers, St. Peter’s Church Choir and organist.  The family will honour her life with visitation at Styres Funeral Home, 1798 4th Line, Ohsweken on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 6-8 pm. (Family would ask that you follow covid protocol, face coverings and minimum contact).  Funeral Service and burial will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Six Nations on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Six Nations Health Foundation.



Posted by Cindy on
My condolences to Lillian Montoure ‘s. family & friends, she will be missed.
Posted by Trevor Martin on
My sincere condolences to the family. A loss of this community legacy and treasured community member will be felt by many. May Creators arm guide you in the coming days and weeks as you say goodbye to your precious Mom. Sister. Aunt, Grandmother, cousin and friend.
Posted by Ron & Rebecca Jamieson on
Sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Lillian- she was a role model of strength, commitment and integrity and we were fortunate to have her in our lives.
Posted by Terry L. General on
Sincere condolences to the Montour and Burnham families from our family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with each of you.
Posted by Karen Veldkamp on
My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Lolly!
Peace love and joy to you all !
Posted by Ivan Bomberry on
My sincere condolences to Lillians family and friends. I worked with her at the Woodland Cultural Center and shared a lot of good times with her. She will be missed.RIP my friend
Posted by Connie Jamieson on
Sincere condolences to the Family. Lolly was a special lady and will be missed.
Posted by Bonnie Davis on
Sincere condolences to Ted,Kevin,Steve,Melanie and all the families. I called her Aunt Lolly but she was like a mother to me. We helped each other in many tasks,and she would always call me to talk. We shared many events together and she would always come and sit beside me. She was a trusting and loving person.
Treasure her as she treasured you. She will always be remembered and loved forever. From Bonnie and Cecil Davis and families.
Posted by Wilma Green on
I am so sorry to read of Lillian's passing.A wonderful example of a life lived long and well. I was involved in various organizations with Lolly. I look back with fondness on those times.Lolly was a friend for many years. Her smile and sense of humour ever present.
My sympathy and condolences to her family. She will be missed.
Posted by Kelly Burnham Skuce on
The Skuce family sends our sympathies to Aunt Lillian’s family. We will honour her memory and feel the presence of her Love throughout our days. Aunt Lolly’s beautiful smile will be remembered and bring us comfort. Your lessons in a life well lived shall remain with us. Rest In Peace now dearest Aunt knowing you were so loved!
Posted by Mike n Missy on
Sincere condolences from our family to yours, your mom was a beautiful lady . Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Cathy Jamieson on
Keith and my condolences to all the family. So sorry for your loss. She was such a nice person. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Posted by Roberta Jamieson and Tom Hill on
Sincere condolences to the family . Lillian ( Lolly) will forever be remembered for her grace and unwavering commitment to the community.
Sending our prayers .
Posted by Roberta Jamieson and Tom Hill on
Sincere condolences to the family . Lillian ( Lolly) will forever be remembered for her grace and unwavering commitment to the community.
Sending our prayers .
Posted by Roberta Jamieson and Tom Hill on
Sincere condolences to the family . Lillian ( Lolly) will forever be remembered for her grace and unwavering commitment to the community.
Sending our prayers .
Posted by Dale Kolody on
ahhh much love and condolences to all the family. Aunt lolly was a treasure. She will be missed and lovingly remembered.
Posted by John & Vera Monture on
Our sincere condolences to Aunt Lolly's family. She was a beautiful lady who always took time for everyone. She will certainly be missed by many. RiP.
Posted by Laurie Bradley on
Lillian was such a lovely lady. Sending deepest sympathies to all her family.
Posted by Sharon Martin on
My sincere condolences to family in your loss I remember her as part of Native Women Singers she will be missed
Posted by Luanne and Chris Martin on
“May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.” - Chief Dan George

Rest easy, Lillian.
Posted by Barb on
Condolences to the Montours. She sure was a community treasure! That smile will be missed. Barb
Posted by Andrea East on
My condolences to the family. of Mrs. Montour. Lolly, always had a cheerful welcome when we saw one another in the community. Beckoning me over, we would talk about education, health, politics & family. I valued her counsel, enjoyed her sense of humour and admired her energy. I had some pretty funny times with the Nina Lolly Duo! She was a beautiful person. May you find comfort in her memory.
Posted by Steve Williams on
My condolences to the Montour family for the great loss. I will miss her at bread and cheese. Lillian was always happy women and spoke to everyone. RIP my friend
Posted by Tracey and Neil Jones on
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
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