Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on October 30th. She is predeceased by her husband, Jimmy (2017).
Mary is survived by her son, Gerald (Elizabeth); daughter, Christine and grandchildren, Arran and Breanna (Zereau). She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Rose and her family, together with many relatives in Scotland as well as her niece, Jillian and family in Germany and Canada.
After immigrating with her family to Canada in 1967, Mary began a long career working for Eaton’s until her retirement in 1993. Her duties had her represent the Eaton’s employees on the United Way board which led into a strong vocation of volunteer work. She followed with a long and dedicated presence as a board member and supporter of The St Vincent de Paul Society. Her efforts in support of people in need, her faith and family were what people appreciated most in her always cheerful disposition. Her love of travel with her husband in their 60+ years of marriage helped her to enjoy life and left her family with many great memories.
The family would like to thank Doctors Miles, DeMott, Glenn and Cook at the Royal Jubilee Hospital as well as Kevin and all the nurses who made her last days very comfortable.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Blanshard at View Street, on Thursday, November 8th at 12 noon with a reception to follow.
Mary’s family have asked that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to The Society of St Vincent de Paul, 4353 West Saanich Road, Victoria V8Z 3E8
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
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