CROSWELL, Ludmilla "Lucy"
Beloved wife of the late Gerald Croswell. Loving mother of Angela, Mona & Patricia. Proud grandmother of Rhiannon, Kyla, Joel & Jade and great grandmother of Mylo, Zane & Adeline.
Mom began her life's journey in Zozov Ukraine, the daughter of a farm, foreman, into a family of 3 boys and 2 girls. At age 10 the country became immersed in the Holodomor, the man made famine and mom had to quit school to help raise her siblings. In 1939, at 16, while helping her mother, she was plucked out of the farm field and put on a train for Ansbach, Germany where she was placed into forced labor until the end of the war. Her ensuing journey brought her to Canada (pictured above) and she settled in northern Ontario where she met the love of her life, Gerald and his warm caring family. Mom was an amazing homemaker, cooking the most delicious meals and caring for us. Mom always carried an inner sadness over the loss of her family overseas. In the spring of 1964 dad contacted the Red Cross and by late fall a letter arrived from her parents announcing their survival and relocation. Dad arranged a Visa the following year and she was reunited with her family once again for 2 months. After we girls were all in high school mom trained as an RNA and was loved by the Smooth Rock Falls hospital patients for her kind care. She took up golf with dad and unlike the rest of us achieved 2 hole in ones! One in Cochrane and one in St Catherine's.In 2001, mom and dad celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends in Muskoka at their daughters home. Sadly we lost dad suddenly 2 years later. Moms journey ended peacefully this Christmas Eve with her family visiting and caring for her throughout her remaining days. Her final words were "Remember I love my family very much".
Memorial donations made to support your local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by Lucy's family. Messages of condolence can be offered at www.reynoldsfuneral.com