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SMITH, Mary Catherine

Mary Catherine Smith went on to her next journey of life at the age of 69 on January 7, 2020. She will be dearly missed by her loving family; her two sons, Bryan and Michael, four grandchildren, Taylor (Courtney), Dylan, Trevor and Ella, two great grandchildren, Hayden and Natalie, two sisters, Charmaine and Roberta (Dale), four nephews, Colin, Matthew, Duane and Scott, and extended family and many lifelong friends, especially her longest and dearest friend Sharon. She is predeceased by her loving sister Viola.

Mary had a love of life filled with many activities such as hiking, cycling and snowshoeing, but most of all travelling around the world meeting new people, volunteering and helping wherever she could. She touched many hearts by her words and presence.

Thank you to all the amazing staff at Hospice House for the care, love and attention that they provided during her stay.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Foundation  https://bccancerfoundation.com/ and/or the Heart and Stroke Foundation https://www.heartandstroke.ca/.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences.”

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Foundation and/or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Link: www.bccancerfoundation.com, www.heartandstroke.ca


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The service for SMITH, Mary Catherine is scheduled for Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Roberto Alarcon says:

    Te voy a extrañar, María

  • Nevena Marko says:

    I met Mary only few times, in last 7 years, when hiking with Kelowna Cooc. But I became quickly very close to her. She was such loving, caring person. It was a pleasure to talk to her and to know her better. I am now deeply saddened by this unexpected news. I will cherish my memories of her. Please accept my sincere condolences..

  • Ella van Dinther says:

    I met Mary through the COOC hiking club and I’m thinking back to a beautiful time the three of us spent on a glorious day in June one year, Mike Motschko, Mary and I went up in the Wilden area hiking and picking berries. We hiked up the beautiful trails chatting away happily each with a little ice-cream pail in hand, once at the berry patch we picked our hearts out. The three of us had a simple and happy fondness for each other. Sadly, just a few years ago Mary and I went to Mike’s Celebration of Life. I remember Mary as a wonderful kind and happy soul and will miss her dearly. With my sincere condolences to Mary’s family and friends.

  • Gail Neumann says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. We knew each other a short time but Mary clicked with our group and she became ‘one of us’ very quickly. She frequently joined us for dinners at the Legion and spent time with us in our homes. We were all looking forward to having her join our Salt Spring Island community. Although she didn’t get to move here as we had all hoped, she became part of our community in our hearts. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. We will all be missing Mary but I know she would want us all to go on and to live our lives to the fullest. We will long remember her.

  • Jim Grindlay says:

    Mary was a remarkable lady. Her kindness and compassion won her friends throughout the world. Her physical strength made her a powerful hiker and cyclist. Her exceptional courage helped her face the disease that took her life.

    I will miss you, Mary.

    My condolences to Mary’s family and friends for your loss.

  • Leola Crossley says:

    I was a neighbor of Mary’s for 5 years. We had so many happy times playing Canasta. Our group will miss her smiling face and good times we had together.

  • Kathie Green says:

    I met Mary about 8 years ago when she & I worked at Springfield Bulk Foods. We enjoyed our friendship getting together for walks and lunches out. My condolences to her sons, family, friends and all who knew her. Miss you so much Mary xo
    Kathie in Blk Mtn

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