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Sawdon, Mary Lavinia (DeWolfe) (Moore)

June 18, 1928 — February 14, 2013

Safe In the Arms of Jesus

Mary passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord in Kelowna at the age of 84, surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. Mary married and moved to Gore, Nova Scotia, where she taught school and enjoyed milking her Holstein cows. She moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1975, where she worked for the CIBC and met her future husband, Bill Sawdon. They were married in 1987 and retired to Kelowna in 1989. She was predeceased by her parents David and Marion Moore, sisters Francis (Lorne) Helpard, Clara (Eddy) Geddes and Barbara (Robert) Faulkner. Mary is survived by sisters Margaret (Freddie) Martini, Elenore (Lorne) Frame, and Anna Ruth Moore; brothers David (Judy) Moore and Henry (Marie) Moore; daughter Marion (Dannel) DeWolfe; son Clyde (Jennifer) DeWolfe; grandson Cody. As well as the Sawdon family, Martin (Linda), Bruce (Sherry), Louise (Randy), Gary (Billie); grandchildren Julann, Kim, Thato, Anna, Nicole, Becky, Philip, Tshepho, Mosetsana and great grandchildren Tristan and Aiden. A memorial service officiated by Reverend Richard Chung will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Clark and the staff at Orchard Manor for their love and care provided to Mary during her time there. Interment in Nova Scotia to be held at a later date.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

St. Paul's United Church

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The service for Sawdon, Mary Lavinia (DeWolfe) (Moore) is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Paul's United Church

3131 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Pam Blake says:

    May you find comfort in each other and the many beautiful memories shared as a family. Mary was the epitome of living God’s grace. At this moment Heaven is rejoicing!

  • Clyde/Jennifer/Cody DeWolfe says:

    To Bill,Louise,Gary,Martin and Bruce,
    Just want you to know that we are thinking of you and your families, too,in the loss of mother. You were a big part of her life, and she always told us of the stories of your visits and what was going on in your lives too.
    We will miss her very much as will you, her extended family.

  • Linda & Bruce Giles says:

    To Aunt Mary’s family: Our thoughts are with you during this time of loss. She was such a lovely person and a very special Aunt to me. I have wonderful memories as a child spending time on the farm in the Gore. I also had the opportunity to spend time with her when she lived here in Ontario. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that will live on in your hearts forever. Love, Linda & Bruce

  • Wells Family says:

    Marion, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
    Love you, Sue & Keith, Joan & Marty, Dale & Taylor, Dallas & Sarah

  • Joan Robertson says:

    Bruce and family
    On behalf of my family I send heartfelt and deep sympathy withyour family’s loss of Mary. May you and yours cherish the fond memories that you shared and may you know she is in a better place.
    With respect
    Joan Robertson ( nee Cardiff).

  • Joan Robertson says:

    Bruce and family
    On behalf of my family I send heartfelt and deep sympathy with your family’s loss of Mary. May you and yours cherish the fond memories that you shared and may you know she is in a better place.
    With respect
    Joan Robertson ( nee Cardiff).

  • Paul McDowell says:

    Dear Bruce,Sherry and Family: I’m sorry to hear of your loss.Please know my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.Paul McDowell

  • Diana Blake says:

    Anna, Becky, & Bruce: So sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was always so sweet to me and I remember her fondly at Christmas-time – busy and happy in her kitchen, and so welcoming to everyone.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Take care. Diana

  • Wendy & Frank says:

    Dear Bruce, Sherry and Family
    Our thoughts are with you and your father and family at this most difficult time and may your good memories of Mary live on forever in your hearts.
    Wendy & Frank

  • Carol Sprecher says:

    To Mary’s Family:
    On behalf of the CIBC Retiress Assoc.-.0kanagan Group, we would like to send our deepest condolences in the loss of your dear one. Mary , along with Bill, attended many of our luncheons in the years prior to 2007, and many of us remember her.Once again, our best wishes.
    Carol Sprecher ( CIBC Retirees Assoc. Okanagan)

  • Lorraine ( on behalf of mother , Ethel MacAskill says:

    Mary and I became friends through teaching together over many years in Hants Co ,NS. I am saddened by her passing , but grateful for the memories of her gentle , caring spirit

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