March 24, 1923 — July 23, 2018
Our family is sad to announce the passing of Mom, July 23, 2018 at Kelowna Hospice. Mom was predeceased by the love of her life, Alex in 2012 and her 2 sisters, Adelaide and Dorothea as well as her brother Rupert. She is survived by her 2 sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Dave) Wood and Margaret Day as well as her daughter Lorraine (Roger) Perron and son Paul (Lee) Beveridge. Her grandchildren were so very important to her and she will be missed by Dawn, Kendra and Adria. She was a very involved Gigi to her special great grandchildren: Parker, Ryder, Teagan and Skylar.
Mom was born in East York, Ontario, March 24, 1923, the youngest of four. When she met Alex, a 67 year romance began. Their marriage was one of great love as they very much enjoyed being together. From travelling to golf, bike rides, playing cards, bowling, singing, long drives they were always on the go. Mom’s gift of hospitality and love of entertaining made their home a gathering place for family and friends.
They started early married life in East York but raised their family in Edmonton until retiring to the Okanagan in 1990. When Dad died, Mom moved to Hawthorn Retirement Center where she continued to be involved as she volunteered and made new friendships.
Mom will be remembered by her love for family and her joy in encouraging and helping others.
Family and friends are invited to share memories of Mary on Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 pm in the Oak Room at Hawthorn Park.
Special thanks to the staff at Hawthorn and Hospice for their compassion and kindness in Mom’s journey. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.
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Service: Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 pm
Location: Oak Room at Hawthorn Park
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