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 Lillian Elaine Pearl <I>Harvey</I> Pearson

Lillian Elaine Pearl Harvey Pearson

New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 29 Nov 1965 (aged 41)
Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 50870467 · View Source
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Lillian was born Nellie Pearl Harvey on November 10, 1924 at the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., As a teenager she changed her name from Nellie to Lillian E. P. Harvey.

Lillian Elaine Pearl Pearson
I was always searching for that pot of gold, and chasing endless dreams.
Now my steps are slowing down, and I'm longing for a home.
No home, no friend, no lover. There's only the bitter regrets of a lonely woman, who wasted her youth in search of a dream.
Written by Lillian's sister, Louise Hoversland.

Vancouver Sun - Monday Nov. 29, 1965

FREEWAY CRASH AFTERMATH... wrong way driver killed.
Wrong way drive on Freeway costs Surrey woman Her life:
Surrey - A woman who drove east in the west-bound lane of the Port Mann Free-way died instantly Monday in a head-on Crash.
Police said a car driven by Mrs. Lillian ( Pearson ) Gabereau, 39, of 15393 Fraser, collided with a one-ton panel truck driven by Walter Kushko, 45, of 2945 East Fifty-second.
Kushko walked away from the crash without a scratch though his truck was demolished.
Police said Mrs. Gabereau's husband Howard, a passenger in her car, suffered minor injuries. He was treated at Royal Columbian Hospital and released.
The accident occurred about a mile east of the 160th Street overpass.
Police investigating the crash said they are still trying to determine how the Gabereau car got on to the freeway going in the wrong direction.
Kushko said after the accident: "It was like seeing death come at you. I thought I was a goner.
"I saw headlights come at me with tremendous speed," he said "they just shot out of the blue.
"I tried to swerve but couldn't." Kushko estimated his speed at between 50 and 55 miles an hour.
He estimated the Gabereau auto was travelling at least as fast. "Everything happened so fast," he said.
All of a sudden the car was right in front of me. It was weaving from side to side." Police said they will interview Gabereau to find out how the car got on the freeway.

Vancouver Sun - Sun Staff reporter.
Wrong-Way Death Ruled 'Own Fault'
New Westminster - A woman who drove the wrong way on the Port Mann Freeway died as a result of her own negligence a corner's jury here found Wednesday. Police witnesses testified that Mrs. Lillian Gabereau, 41, of 15393 Fraser, Surrey, had a blood alcohol content of .15 at the time of her death Nov. 29, 1965.
The jury was told she ignored or did not see the signs prohibiting entry into the exit road from the west-bound lane of the highway. Her car collided head-on with a panel truck driven by Walter Kushko, 45 of 2945 East Fifty-second, Vancouver. Both vehicles were demolished but Kushko and Howard Gabereau suffered only minor injuries.
The jury was told that blood alcohol reading of .15 meant that Mrs. Gabereau was "definitely impaired."
Mr. and Mrs. Gabereau had been travelling east on the freeway and turned off at the Pike Road cutoff to go south to the Fraser Highway. It was there that Mrs. Gabereau turned into the exit lane.

The jury inquired, into the death of Lillian Elaine Gabereau also known as Lillian Pearson who was killed in a head on collision with a truck on highway 401, one mile east of the Hjorth road interchange of Surrey.
Evidence was that Mrs. Gabereau who lived with her husband Henry at 15393 Fraser Hwy. in Surrey, was returning home from New Westminster about 7 p.m. on the day of her death. She was driving on the divided 401 and left it to get on the Fraser Hwy. but became confused and reentered the 401 on the Pike Road exit. The car then travelled east on the west bound lane going 40 to 50 miles per hour when it met a loaded meat truck head on. Henry Gabereau was only slightly injured. Mrs. Gabereau had a blood alcohol reading of .15 the jury was told.
This is the report in the paper that Mable Watson gave me.
Lillin had roomed at her place before this and she had told Mable who she was. Mable said she got the idea that Henry wasn't really her husband.

Lillian (Gabereau) Pearson is survived by her husband, James William Pearson of Salmon Arm, B.C,' one son, Garry William (Hodge) Pearson; two daughters; Doreen ( Pearson ) Ballendine of Battleford, Sask.; Liz (Isabel Ann) Pearson of Salmon Arm, B.C.; one grandson, Christopher James Ballendine of Battleford, Sask.

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