Mary Davies

Mary Davies

Mary (MOLLY) Davies

March 13, 1929 – January 7, 2016


With sorrow in our hearts, yet relief for the end of her suffering, the family of Molly Inman Davies (nee Jardine) announces the passing of our amazing mom on January 7th, 2016.

Molly was predeceased by the love of her life, Walter (1981); her parents Matilda (1983) and Robert Jardine (1930); infant brother Robert (1923); brother Leonard (1970); and sister Grace (1983).

Molly leaves a legacy of love within her children and their spouses: Heather (Alex) Anderson, Bruce (Terry) Davies, Rick (Barb) Davies, and Dawne (Ted) Martin; her 11 grandchildren: Brittney (Mark), Jason (Milann), Rachel (Mike), Cole (Shallyn), Jared (Lauren), Sarah (Matt), Shauna (Ryan), Sydney (Kevin), Dustin (Jenn), Cody (Ashley), and Dylan (Kait). “GG Molly” is also survived by her 14 great-grandchildren: Kianna, Alex, Makenna, Kael, Norah, Breckan, Avery, Waylon, Oliver, Darius, Rowynn, Naomi, Nico, and Memphis. She was the matriarch to so many and cherished by her nieces, nephews and their families (all the way to Scotland, with her special nephew, Stewart).

Molly was born in Dumfries, Scotland on March 13, 1929. Along with her widowed mother, Tillie, she immigrated to Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1947. She married Walter Davies in 1950 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, moving on to B.C. in 1952, living in Dawson Creek, Prince George and Vernon.

After losing Walt in 1981, Molly courageously started her 22-year adventure living in English Bay, Vancouver (1987). Being back by the sea, making a new life with new friends and reconnecting with special old friends was a dream come true for her. Here, she enjoyed her Canucks, critters in Stanley Park, theatre, Saturday shopping and ‘beer with the girls’, and thrived on entertaining the steady flow of family. During this time she travelled to her beloved Scotland, New Orleans, Hong Kong, New York, Tunisia, Yugoslavia, Vegas and Reno with her girls, and travelled on many adventurous road trips. Failing health prompted her to reluctantly leave her wonderful friends and city life and return to Vernon in 2008. Her final 7 years were spent happily living at the Victorian Retirement Residence. Despite her health struggles, she enjoyed life surrounded by her children, their families and her new Victorian family.

Many words describe “Mollo” or “Queen of quite a lot,” as she was affectionately nicknamed. Being young-at-heart with a zest for life, her infectious laugh, liberal attitude, no-nonsense advice and empathy, drew people to her from all ages and walks of life. Mom loved her family fiercely, (along with their dogs) and was an inspiration and mentor to many.

We would like to thank the many people who took special care of our mom, especially Dr. Lindsay Hayward (& Nurse Sheridan), Dr. DeBeer and the amazing, caring staff at the Victorian.

In lieu of flowers, please live as Molly did, by affirming your love to one another each and every day. Those who wish to make donations in Molly’s memory may do so to the Upper Room Mission in Vernon.

At Molly’s request, the family will hold a Celebration of Life (‘Mollo-Fest’) in early summer.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME.

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