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March 13, 2023

Lila Shirley Guikema (née Stewart) of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, Monday, March 13, 2023, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Anco Guikema (2019). Cherished mother of Joyce (Dave) MacKay of Kincardine and Connie Ross (Martin Needham) of Kincardine. Loving grandmother of Nathan MacInnes (Angela), Jasmine Farrell (Craig Cook), Joel Welch (Kristen MacGregor), Sarah Landgrebe (Matt), Sasha Ross, Adam MacKay and Jason MacKay; and great-grandmother of Deter Nowak, Mikayla and Kaytlyn MacInnes. Dear sister of June Gilchrist, Bill (Carol) Stewart, Bernice (Gordon) Campbell, Ray (Sharon) Stewart and Dave (Christiane) Stewart. Fondly remembered by her brother-in-law, Peter Guikema; sister-in-law, Johanna (Howie) Ginderich, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Mabel (née Russell) Stewart; daughter, Elizabeth Welch; infant children, Paul and Marilyn; brother, Delbert Stewart; brother-in-law, Bob Gilchrist; and sister-in-law, Deane Guikema. The funeral will be held Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m., at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, followed by a casual come-and-go reception in the funeral home lounge from 2-4 p.m. Spring interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.