Lillias (Lil) Kromm
April 30, 1922 – Medicine Hat, Alberta
February 19, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
Lil Kromm passed away peacefully on February 19, 2022 at the age of 99 years.
Lil was born in Medicine Hat and moved to Cluny and Exshaw, until the family later settled in Calgary. After finishing her schooling, Lil continued her education at Calgary Normal School to become a teacher. Lil began her teaching career at Antelope Creek School near Brooks, AB and then Alexander School in the Foothills School District. This is where she met and married Daniel Kromm. They settled on the family farm in the Dewinton area and started a family. In 1959 the family moved to Calgary and Lil returned to her teaching career in Montgomery (Terrace Road Elementary School) where she taught until her retirement in 1978.
Lil and Dan loved to travel in their retirement, going across Canada, throughout the USA, England, Scotland, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Lil continued to travel, after Dan’s passing. She went on cruises with friends and family for years until her last trip was to Arizona in early 2019. Friends and family were very important to Lil and she made many new ones in McEwan Heritage Village and Huntington Hills Manor. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, reading, crosswords, word search and playing cards. Her favorite was playing 65 with everyone and anyone she could get to play with. Over the years Lil attended many of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.
Lil is survived by her six children, Dianne (Bert) Kniss, Anita (Chris) Nieskens, Rick (Nelda) Kromm, Lorne (Anita) Kromm, Jane (Bob) Ford, Norma (Mike) Sommerville; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Louise Knittle (Kromm), cousin, John Stewart (Montreal), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Lil was predeceased by loving husband Daniel (Dan) (1992), grandson, Ian Kromm (1986); and her seven siblings.
As per Lil’s wishes there will be no funeral service, she will be interred with her beloved husband Daniel in Queens Park Cemeter