Mary Isabel Benedict
1915 – 2013
On June 4, 2013 in the late afternoon, Mary Benedict passed away with her family by her side. Mary was born on February 15, 1915 in Mazenod, Saskatchewan. She married George Benedict on February 9, 1935 in Port Alberni. They lived in North Vancouver until moving to Armstrong in 1965. Mary was a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years before retiring in 1976. She loved knitting and would knit clowns and donate them to various organizations. She taught ceramics at the Kindale Association, always very active in her church and the CWL. In her later years she enjoyed travelling and in her early 90’s she went river rafting as well as riding dune buggies in Oregon.
She is predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years: George Benedict; oldest daughter: Teresa Maureen Siemens; sisters: Jenny and Roberta; brother: Robert; and grandchild: Karen Louise Benedict.
She is survived by her five daughters: Patricia Mary Benedict of Carstairs, Alberta, Cecile Jo-Anne Benedict of Vernon, Ann Elaine Fransen (Martin) of Victoria, Helen Elaine McLean (Ken) of Revelstoke, Catherine Irene Sintich (Dwayne) of Armstrong; four sons: Patrick George Benedict (Linda) of Grande Prairie; George Wallace Jr. (Anne), of Golden, Michael James (Jodi) of Revelstoke, Leo Anthony (Karen) of Calgary; brother: Jim Adams of Port Alberni; sister: Olena Stevens of Campbell River; 31 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in the name of Mary to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (1212 West Broadway Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2). A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church (3335 Patterson Street, Armstrong). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866