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“Cathy and Family, I'm sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Pavlick - Nyack, NY

“I remember Lillian back in the day at NYCC - she was in the class ahead of me. I always respected her love for chiropractic and her ability to step...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Karyn Dornemann DC - Hudson, NY

“I had the honor to have Dr. Ford when I began my Chiropractic studies in 1986. She was a very nice person who was dedicated to her students. You...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Dr. Gary Sgroi - Seaford, NY

“I was very saddened to hear that Lil had died. She was one of the kindest people I had the opportunity to know in my short time at NYCC. Her...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Rose Reinhart - Lima, OH

“Dear Cathy, Family and Friends, I knew Lillian thru her beautiful photographs on her National Geographic Gallery! She was truly gifted and it was...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: jacqueline ginther - Stafford, VA

“I am deeply saddened by Lill's passing. I didn't know her for very long, but I admired her photography work and her friendly personality. She took...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Ray Henry - Canandaigua, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss, Dr. B. I am thankful I got to talk to Dr. Ford in July at homecoming weekend. She was a beautiful person, a gifted...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Michelle (O'Connor) McCoy - NY

“I knew Lillian from POTN (Photography-on-the-Net), where we shared our photographs and our love of birds. Lillian was talented, generous and most...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Levina de Ruijter - Amsterdam

“My deepest sympathies Dr. Bruckner and all of Dr. Ford's friends and family. She will be missed! ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Jill (Nervina) O'Malley - Kenmore, NY

“My deepest sympathies to Dr. Ford's family. My heart breaks. I only have fond thoughts and memories of her. I will miss her laugh and bright aura of...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Michelle Walseman - Orchard Park, NY

“Wishing comfort for Dr. Ford's partner, family and dear friends through this difficult time. ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Dr. Marnie Mabee D'Andrea

“We are so saddened by the loss of Dr. Ford and will not pretend to understand why she was taken away so early. We will miss her wry humor, frank...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Heather Cutler & Kim Luper - NY

“My sincerest condolences to Lillian's partner and all of her family. I was lucky enough to be not only her student, but her colleague and I am...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Dr. Crystal Gullo-Buzzetti & Family - NY

“Cathy and Family, I am so sorry. She was a wonderful woman and Doctor, I will miss her and her stories. I am truly blessed to have know her. ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Cheryl Hosford - NY

“cathy i can't tell you how sorry i am. i have very found memories of the two of you with the little guys in our store at Geneva Harley-Davidson. I...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: corinna taylor - lyons, NY

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of dear Lillian. She was a remarkable woman. My prayers are with her and her family. ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: James Demetrious, DC, FACO - NC

“I loved seeing the world through Lillian's eyes via her camera lens. I am heartbroken to learn she is now no longer in this world. The love and...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Pink Pinkham - Juliaetta, ID

“Lillian, thank you for all of your encouraging words over the years. You were a warm and wonderful person with a lovely sense of humor. You and...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Liz Crono - Greenville, NY


“Cathy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lil will live on in our hearts. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Zink - Seneca Falls, NY

“I have never met Lilllian in person but she was a dear friend online through photography forums. She was a truly gifted, kind, caring and wonderful...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Vanessa Hirsch - Rockville, MD

“Lillian was one of the first people I met in 1991 when I joined NYCC. I always enjoyed our political discussions and her insight into the...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Diane Dixon - Seneca Falls, NY

“I have known Lillian for a very long time and I will miss her. God Bless you as you are reunited with your mom and dad in heaven. ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Korf - Albertson, NY

“Lil, My world was a better place because you were in it. You were the warmest most approachable person, the kind of person that was sincere as much...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Michael Ward - Murfreesboro, TN

“Cathy and family, the sadness I feel for our loss transcends distance and time but the gifts Lillian has brought to this world will continue...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Frank Comparetti - Orlando, FL

“Lil, Cathy, you know how we feel about you both. Our prayers go out to you and everyone whose lives are better for knowing you. Rest in Peace Lil. ...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Erin - Honesdale, PA - friend

“I have fond memories of my visit to Canandagua when we met. May you Rest in Peace. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Rose Winters - Slingerlands, NY

“The chiropractic profession lost an amazing woman, teacher, and friend with Dr Ford's passing. I am grateful and proud to have been taught by her,...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy (D'Eredita) Field - CO

“Lil will be absolutely missed. She was a caring and such a generous person. She was a great teacher. I send my condolences and am thinking of Dr. B...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie Kelley - Waterloo, NY

“God blessed all of us for having you in our lives. I am now blessed to have you in my memory-Natalie ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Natalie Schwartz - Westbury, NY

“Lil was was of the most naturally talented teachers I've ever had the privilege of working with. She was innovative and always dared to push herself...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Eileen Kennedy Shull - Bettendorf, IA

Canandaigua-Dr. Lillian M. Ford, age 52, of Chatham Lane, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 17, 2012, at F.F. Thompson Hospital. She is survived by her partner, Cathy Bruckner; her loving sisters, Marie (Steven L.) Corte and Kathleen (Thomas)Lang; beloved nephew, Steven L. Corte Jr.; adoring dogs, Ali & Charley. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Marie (Scarpulla) Ford; and uncle, Brother Timothy Ford. Lillian was born in Queens and raised in Westbury, NY on Long Island. She was a graduate of Westbury High School, class of 1977. Lillian attended the New York Institute of Technology on Long Island. She graduated from New York Chiropractic College, on Long Island in 1985 and became a faculty member at the college. The college then moved to Seneca Falls, NY. Lillian continued to work at the college and rose through the ranks to become an associate professor. She was formerly of Geneva. Lillian was a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractors and a member of the American Chiropractic Association. She enjoyed photography, reading, had an interest in politics and was a motorcycle enthusiast. Lillian was president of the Lakewood Meadows Homeowners Association. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Her Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Lillian M. Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund, at the New York Chiropractic College, 2360 Rte. 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.

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