Mary Cecilia Hickling

was born on August 17th, 1920 in Scott, Saskatchewan and passed away on September 9th, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, BC at the age of 93 years.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her son, John (Donna) Hickling of Kelowna, BC; two daughters, Glenda (Fred) Colville of Savona, BC and Doris McCusker of Coldstream, BC; her daughter-in-law, Jane Hickling of Coldstream, BC; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; one son, David Hickling; two grandsons, Donald Hickling and Neal Colville; and one brother, Fred Lommer.

Mary came to Vernon as a young girl and in 1938 she moved to Quesnel. For a short time during World War II, Mary came back to Vernon to work at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. In 1968 she came to live in Vernon permanently where she resided until having to relocate to Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong. Mary was a very generous woman which was evidenced in the way she continually gave blood at the Blood Donor Clinics. She received many plaques of recognition for this act of love and generosity. Mary had a passion for gardening and had a real green thumb when it came to growing plants.

Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Mary’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with interment following in the family plot at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5


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