Maslow, Lil – Age 82 of Lake Echo, died at home on April 28, 2019, following a short illness. He was born in Lithuania in 1936. His parents, Victor and Natalie Maslow, fled from Russia during the First World War in 1917, and during the Second World War the family had to flee again. They came through many places as refugees in Eastern Europe and arrived in Germany/Dresden at the end of the war. Lil’s mother wrote to several governments (including England, USA, Canada) about their situation, and asked for immigration. His family received an invitation to Canada from the late Honorable Prime Minister MacKenzie King; in August 1949 they received a warm welcome by the Canadian government. As a result, Lil grew up to know many languages that his mother taught them. Lil excelled in school and went on to university.
Lil was a mechanic technician in the aircraft space industry in Ontario and continued servicing industrial air conditioning for Carrier as a trouble shooter all over Canada and USA. After several years, he was transferred and moved his family to the Atlantic Provinces and settled in Lake Echo. Lil enjoyed taking his family on many adventures. He taught his sons how to look after cars and transferred his knowledge to them.
After Lil’s retirement from active work, he enjoyed meeting many people at the local gas station and keeping his community safe as a volunteer in “Citizens on Patrol” with the RCMP. At home his passion was to help neighbours and give practical advice to anyone who needed it. He was “Mr. Fix It.”
Surviving are his wife, Anne; sons, Daniel (Lisa), Ontario; their children, Emma and Erin; Jonathan (Jackie), Texas; their children, AlexaJo, Kaelah, Isabelle and Zachary.
A Celebration of his Life will be at a later date (likely in July) in Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church, Mineville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church, 17 Peter Court, Mineville, NS B2Z 1K2.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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