March 25, 1926 – December 15, 2014
Sadly on the morning of December 15th Mary unexpectedly passed away leaving to mourn her loss, sons Frank (Jen) Austrailia, Bob (Leah) Hope, Steve (Chrystal) Sardis, Rick (Sandi) Surrey, Tom (Brenda) Hope, and daughter Debbie, Hope, 13 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary also leaves behind her sister Margaret and brother Bill (Elizabeth) and sister-in-laws Demi and Mary. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Manny, her parents and 3 of her brothers. She was born in Michel-Natal a small coal mining town, later moving to Sparwood when she married Manny raising their children until a job opportunity with EAC brought them to Hope in 1964 where she resided until her passing. Mary worked as a cook in many restaurants in town until she finally retired. She remained active in the community baking and knitting for different groups as well as golfing and bowling. In these last few years Mary enjoyed going to the Classic Care Adult Day Program where she met a lot of new friends. Donations can be made in memory of Mary to Classic Corner Adult Day Program c/o Fraser Canyon Hospital. The family thanks the doctors, nurses and paramedics who took her into their care and comforted the family. Special thanks to all who attended her services as she will always be missed and loved.