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Born: Dec 17, 1936

Date of Passing: Jun 10, 2020

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December 17, 1936 - June 10, 2020

Mary peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, to join her loving husband Eddie.
Mary will be forever missed and loved by her son Dave (Susan) and daughter Sharon (Dale). She will always be cherished by her four dear granddaughters, Riki (Joe), Jackie (Kyle), Ashley (Greg) and Jade (Evan), and by her great-grandchildren, Carmelo, Zoe, Beckett, Charlotte and Oaklyn. She will also be dearly missed by her brother Joe (Diane), sister-in-law Jeanette, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary, and brother Len and sister Helen.
Mary was raised in Beausejour and went on to meet the love of her life Eddie; they married on October 2, 1954. Mary was employed with Transport Canada as a Pay and Benefits Manager for 15 years which took her travelling across Canada and the Northwest Territories. She loved the many camping and family trips travelling to Alberta, Las Vegas, throughout the states, with Hawaii being a favourite destination spot. She enjoyed doing ceramics, crocheting, reading, and crosswords. Her happy place was in the presence of her family and laughing at her dear Eddie's countless entertaining and illustrated stories. Mary had an appreciation and wisdom to her that so was rare and special; she always knew the right thing to say with her calming presence. She touched the lives of many with her unconditional love, support, gentleness, and kindness that never wavered no matter the circumstance. She had an amazing ability to gracefully take in stride the challenges she was met with in life.
Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be taking place at Season's Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitoba Possible (formerly known as the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, SMD).

The family request that memories and
condolences can be left by visiting Mary's
memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 13, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My thoughts, sympathies and condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories of your mom/grandma help you through this difficult time. - Posted by: Cathy Juskow (Family friend) on: Jun 16, 2020

  • Sharon I'm so very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in my prayers at this sad time and always. Rick - Posted by: Rick Kullman (Friend (co-worker)) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to Dave especially on the loss of his Mom. I knew her when I was a child as Mary was a cousin to our brother-in-law, Stanley. I remember Mary and Ed coming there to show off her new engagement ring. She was very, very good looking. Although we did not know her well, we knew she was a gentle, kind person. Our condolences also to Dave’s sister, his wife and all of the extended family. May all the good memories you have of her help you through this sad time in your lives. - Posted by: Kathy & Bill Fecio (Bill is Susan’s uncle) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • I am so saddened to hear about Mary. Mary and I used to work together at Transport Canada. She was an amazing person - always there when you needed a friend. I have many great memories of her that will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please accept my deepest sympathies. - Posted by: Ann Brown (friend) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • Dave, Susan, Sharon, Dale and families, we are sorry to hear of your loss of Mary. Mothers hold their children's hands for a shorter while but they hold our hearts forever! Our deepest condolences.......The Vanachte Family - Posted by: Pam VanAchte (Great Neighbor) on: Jun 13, 2020

  • I loved seeing Ed and Mary, I have wonderful memories. My Deepest Sympathy - Posted by: Steve Stewart (fRIEND) on: Jun 13, 2020

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