October 23, 1938 - January 6, 2018
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Cecile Lee (Nana), loving wife to Ronald Lee (Grandpa) this past Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Albright Manor in Beamsville at the age of 79. Cecile leaves behind her husband Ronald Patrick, her children Patrick Francis Lee (Linda), Irene Martha Vecchi (Joe) and Corinne Cecile Lee (John Armstrong); her grandchildren Jeremy Lee Adams, Julian Francis Lee, Steven Patrick Adams, Nicholas James Lee, Corey Mark Adams and Mary Cecile Armstrong, and her great grandchildren Emilie, Matilda and Georgia.
Cecile passed away of pneumonia after along painful struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and stenosis.
Cecile Tuschl grew up in Freyming, in Alsace, France during the war. Her father had been interned in a Nazi work camp for 3 years, leaving Cecile, her mother and siblings to struggle through the war without him. After the war, during the Allied occupation she met Pat, a young handsome Canadian from the Airforce, and despite neither knowing each other’s language, they fell in love and got married when a beautiful Cecile was 16 years old. Their passion for each other resulted in the birth of Francis in France in 1957, Irene in Trenton, Ontario in 1958 and Corinne in Greenwood Nova Scotia in 1962. Being a family in the armed forces, they moved around a lot from Nova Scotia to Belgium to Germany, and the island of Sardinia in 1968 to 1970 before moving back to Canada for good and settling in to Stoney Creek to raise the family. After a couple of years the family moved to Grassie and Cecile fell in love with her garden and their home. Cecile really got energized when she decided to go to work after the kids got older. When the grandkids came Nana became known for trips to MacDonald’s, and fabulous weekend and festive meals all with working full time. In retirement Cecile and Pat moved out to Palmyria for 13 years of full bliss together. Sadly Cecile’s Parkinson’s, a deteriorating stenosis back condition and Pat’s stroke shook them from that bliss.
A private service will be held on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Albright Manor Foundation, 5050 Hillside Drive, Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B2.