CLARKE, Mary Lou
Mary Lou passed away at the Central Okanagan Hospice House on January 17, 2020 at the age of 71 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Rod; her daughter Kelly (Matt) Bardal; her brothers Wayne (Susan) Black and Gerard (Ann) Black; and her sister Patricia (Earl) Andrews. She was predeceased by her parents Dan and Louise.
Mary Lou graduated from the University of Western Ontario and went on to earn her Certified General Accountants designation. She was an accountant by trade, but she could do anything, from landscaping and painting the various houses we had to setting up her own business. She learned conversational French in her 30’s, how to golf in her 40’s, and how to paint in her 50’s and 60’s. She was an avid traveler and took her husband to Europe 10 times, to Australia 3 times, to Hawaii 3 times, to New Zealand, the Caribbean islands, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She loved it all.
She loved her life; she loved her family, and she loved her friends. She was just a beautiful person and a lot of fun to be around. In the words of her daughter she was “the best Mom you could ever ask for”. I have never heard an unkind word spoken about Mary Lou.
She will be greatly missed.
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