August 16, 1951 – April 12, 2020
“Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say it’s alright” ~ The Beatles
Lynn Adele Maglio exemplified, that life is truly about the small pleasures: the first sip of coffee in the morning, a hug from a loved one, the warm sun after a protracted winter. She truly embraced tasting life with all her senses. She relished in having coffee and donuts at Tim Hortons, pie at White Spot, riding in the car and listening to her favourite band: the Beatles.
Everyone loved Lynn for her radiant smile, her determination for life and her everlasting happiness despite the myriad of challenges she faced.
Lynn was born August 16, 1951, in Nelson BC to proud parents John and Phyllis (Stevens) Maglio. She spent her early years there before moving to a facility in Creston and eventually Woodlands in New Westminster.
As a young adult she was lucky enough to move into BC’s first group home with a lovely retired Woodland’s care-aid named June. There, Lynn enjoyed attending workshop, doing crafts and other events in the community. After June retired (again), Lynn was embraced by another family, Dianne, Jason and Richard, who bravely took Lynn on a plethora of experiences such as travelling straight across Canada in a travel trailer. Lynn spent her final years in Cristina Home’s in Surrey. Thank you to that facility for the care they gave her and for treating her like a member of their family.
Despite living a fair distance away, her mother, father and siblings made regular trips from Nelson and Victoria to enjoy all of her favourites activities with her as a family.
Lynn passed away on April 12, 2020 after a long battle with dementia in Surrey BC. She is pre-deceased by her father John, her mother Phyllis, and her sister Cheryl. She leaves behind her brothers John and Terry and many nieces and nephews who will always fondly remember her radiant, joyful demeanour.
Lynn’s infectious positivity reminds us of Lennon’s wisdom: “take a sad song and make it better.” Don’t let your difficulties become a barrier to enjoying the small things that make life worth living. Thank you for the constant reminder to live life with gusto, Lynn. For that, we will never forget you.