Shortly after her 105 birthday, Leonila “Lola” Garcia Abecia passed away peacefully at Acropolis Manor.
On March 14, her family had thrown a party for her, and many recalled all the memories of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother from over the years.
Lola, as she was affectionately called, had moved to Canada in 1977, and ingrained herself in the Prince Rupert Filipino community. She was known for her love of fishing on the Skeena River, and cooking with family.
Ten years ago, she broke her hip and she has been at Acropolis Manor, a long-term care facility on the North Coast, ever since.
Father Terry Brock officiated her funeral service on April 1 at the Annunciation Church.
Shannon Lough | Editor
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