Lila Marie Gratto
Lila Marie (Hendry) Gratto – 88, Economy. We, the family, regret to announce the passing of the Matriarch of our family, Lila Marie (Hendry) Gratto, on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret (Newton) Hendry.
Mom had a true love for her family and was at her happiest when surrounded by family, especially her grandchildren. She was also a much loved Auntie to her many nieces and nephews.
Lila is survived by her children, Vernon Gratto (Virginia), Coquitlam, British Columbia; Brenda Griffiths, New Westminster, British Columbia; Douglas Gratto (Doreen), Truro; Ralph Gamble (Christine), Truro; Patsy Reynolds, Washington, USA; Roger Gamble, Perth, Australia; Judy Gamble, Belmont; Debbie (John) Lindsay, Belmont; grandchildren, Chad Griffiths, Joey Griffiths, David Griffiths, Miranda Gratto, Michael Gratto, Justin MacLeod, Marcia Gamble, Melissa Gamble, Ryan Comber, Kyle Comber, Brady Reynolds, Liam Griffin, Chet Gamble, Madison Shearer, Brody Shearer, Clarissa Lindsay-Millen (Brandon), Evan Lindsay; eight great grandchildren; much loved sisters, Ethel MacInnis and Alice Geddes, Truro; brother, Donald Hendry, Halifax; sister-in-law, Bev Hendry, Ontario.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David Gratto; long-time partner, Ralph Gamble; sons, Terry and Ronnie Gamble; sisters, Jean (Simon) Compton and Shirley (John) Ellis; brothers, Churchill and Clarke Hendry; brother-in-law, Daniel MacInnis.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to The Mira for their amazing care and love shown to Mom over the years. As well, thank you to the staff at Palliative Care Unit (CEHHC) for their compassion and kindness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018, Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Reception will follow. Private family interment in Economy Cemetery. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Lila’s memory to Colchester East Hants Hospice Society are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Lila’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com