The New Brunswick RCMP is sharing the following statement on behalf of the family of Lillian Morrell. The family has asked that media respect their privacy at this time. Any media inquires should be directed to the New Brunswick RCMP Media Relations Officer, Cpl. Hans Ouellette, at 506-452-4252.
Statement from the family of Lillian Morrell
It's been seven years, and my 88-year-old mother still keeps a picture of Lillian right beside her, every day. She forgets sometimes, she'll look at the door and say, "There's my only daughter." And I don't have the heart to tell her that Lillian is gone.
Lillian was always there for Mom and Dad. After we lost Dad, she always took care of Mom. There were ten of us in the family, and she was the only girl. Our father used to call her his "pride and joy." I still remember her smile and how much fun we had, just being around and always happy.
Lillian had her own children and she cared so much for them. She was always there for her family, always so generous, she'd give the shirt off her back. She had been through so much, and had overcome so much, and was still such a kind-hearted person.
You only get one go at this life, and I feel Lillian was cheated. And not just her - it's not right for children to grow up without a mother. Her children have their own children now - it's not right they don't know their grandmother. My own son loved her with all his heart, we all did. Her nephews, and cousins, and siblings, we still talk about her every day. I don't know how someone can take away someone so loved.
Someone has to know something that can give us answers about what happened to Lillian. To anyone out there who has information that could help police, I only have one thing to say – come forward. Lillian was a mother, a grandmother, a sister, and a daughter. She was so loved. It's all we're asking – come forward.
Brother of Lillian Morrell