BITZ, Lila (nee: Checkley) Lila Bitz of Red Deer passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2005 at the age of 84 years young. Lila was born July 28, 1921 at Morse, Sask. to William & Maude Checkley. Lila was the second oldest of nine children. Lila leaves to mourn her husband Mel Bitz, three daughters; Delphine (Art) Neilsen, Alberta (Art) Fizer, and Linda (Jim) Knight. Eleven grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Two brothers; Stan (Shirley) Checkley and Ross (Betty) Checkley, and one sister Violet Mason. Lila was predeceased by her parents William and Maude, five brothers; Thomas, William, Irvin, Kenneth and Russell, one sister; Aleta Stintson, one grandson; Loomis Fizer, two great grandsons; Harley Neufeld and Dwight Henderson, and two nephews; Barry Mason and Ron Stintson. A memorial will be held in celebration of Lila's life Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35, 2810 Bremner Ave, Red Deer.

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