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Born: Apr 15, 1925
Date of Passing: Jun 01, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
FORSYTHE: Mary, age 97 years, passed away at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The second oldest of twelve, Mary was born to William and Alexandra Wiwad on April 5, 1925 in Sunland County, Alberta. She was raised on the farm in Central Alberta, and due to her mother's illness, left school at an early age to help raise her brothers and sisters. Mary started working as kitchen help in Alberta as a teenager until she moved to Manitoba in the mid 1940s. While working at the Lycium Café in Brandon, Mary met her future husband Mac, whom she married in November 1948. Mac and Mary lived in Souris for a short while before returning to Brandon to raise their boys Bob and Rick. Mary then worked at the Brandon YWCA for about 15 years before retiring. Mary was a proud and active member of the Order of the Royal Purple from the 1960s until the lodge's closure in Brandon. Her services included fundraising, afternoon teas at local care homes, catering and many social events. Mary's long tenure with the Royal Purple also included terms as Secretary, Treasurer and Honored Royal Lady. Mary also enjoyed countless hours of crafting, including projects in cross stitch, crocheting, fabric painting and ceramics. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her son Rick (Dawn); grandchildren Jon (Rae-Lynn), Dan (Angela), Teresa, Matthew and Chase; great grandchildren Alexandra, Paige, Monica, Ethan, Olivia, Cayden, Devin and Keane; great great grandson Levi; siblings Lena (Ed), Gladys and Donald (Joanne); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her ever-loving husband Perry "Mac"; son Robert "Bob"; parents William and Alexandra; brothers Steve, John, Peter, Metro, Eugene, Sandy and Nickolas; and sister Sophia. A private graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, c/o BRHC Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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Publish Date: Jun 11, 2022
FORSYTHE: Mary, age 97 years, passed away at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Mary is survived by her son Rick (Dawn Potter). A private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, c/o BRHC Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Publish Date: Jun 4, 2022
As published in Brandon Sun on Jun 04, 2022, Jun 11, 2022
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