STREET, Mary Rose
February 9, 1934 — October 19, 2023
The time has come to remember, celebrate, and share the story of Mary Rose Street, who passed away suddenly at home on October 19, 2023, at the age of 89.
Mary goes to join those who went before her, including her husband Herbert, who passed in 1987, parents Harold & Verna Worsnop, sister Shirley Worsnop and brother Bud Worsnop. Left to treasure her memory are her two children, Brian Street and Denise (Dennis) Campbell, grandchildren Andrea (Paul Markowski) Campbell, Mitchell Campbell, Allison (Ross) McKenzie, Meghan Campbell and great-grandchildren Mia, Makenna, Dylan, Hayley, Callum, Morgan, and Rebecca. She also leaves behind her sisters Joan Biagioni and Linda (Don) Oakes, sisters-in-law Edith Atkins, Barb Jeffery and Chris Street, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where as a child, she loved to climb trees and play baseball. At age 11, her family relocated to Penticton, BC, where she finished elementary and high school, then after graduation worked as a teller at the Bank of Montreal. In her late teens, she met and fell in love with Herbert Street. They married on June 15, 1953, and started their family with Brian and then Denise. They loved camping, travelling to Spokane and Reno, and were involved with the Penticton United Church. They relocated as a family to Burnaby, BC for Herbert’s work in agriculture, and then they moved to Kelowna, BC. They lived in 3 different homes until Herbert passed away in 1987 from cancer. Mary then moved to a townhome, then 2 different condos before she found her special place at Hawthorn Park. She spent the last 10 years in this independent living condominium complex, where she took pride in decorating and maintaining a comfortable home. She loved her plants, candles, glass decor, books and displayed family photos in every room. She always had Lindor chocolates, ice cream bars, and cookies to be enjoyed by her guests.
In earlier years, Mary worked as a bookkeeper in a carpet company. She liked to make ceramics, play bridge and she belonged to a bowling league. In her senior years, she loved to spend time reading her mystery novels and going shopping with her two children. For many years she had a Wednesday outing with coffee, shopping, then lunch with her daughter and then on Saturday, breakfast and grocery shopping with both her son and daughter. Family gatherings were her favourite to celebrate and have everyone together, as she loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-granddaughters.
Mary was very stylish and she took pride in dressing up in her matching accessories no matter where she was going. She had a good wit about her, could remember details from long ago and tell many stories about her life experiences. We always joked with her that we were so grateful that her mind was 100%, but were so sad that her body wasn’t keeping up. Mary lived on her own until the end and always wished it would be this way.
Mom, we are so grateful to have had a long and full life with you! We are heartbroken that we won’t be able to share more time together, but we will treasure all the great memories we were fortunate to have with you. We hope that now you are with Dad, wrapped in his warm embrace and surrounded with love from family and friends in heaven. We love you dearly, Mama. May you rest in peace!
A Private Service will be held at a later date in honour of Mary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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