Maria passed away peacefully on July 26th, 2009 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 83 years.
She is survived by her loving family: one son, Al (Debora) Maloney of Surrey; two daughters, Gail Kerr and Pam (Elgin) Chipchase, both of Vernon; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two brothers, Johnny (Martha) Kraus of Saskatchewan and Lenny (Roz) Kraus of Sooke, BC.; one sister, Theresa (Doug) Loughlin of Pitt Meadows, BC; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Maria was predeceased by her loving husband, Alfred, in 1997 and one brother, Steve Kraus, in 2004.
The funeral service for Maria Maloney was held on Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery., Vernon, BC.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Maria may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4, 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.