February 14, 1926 – March 14, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Isabelle Burgess at Hospice House on March 14, 2016. Mary was born on February 14, 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Wallace and Nell Turriff. She had five sisters, all of whom predeceased her. She met her husband Jack soon after World War II in Transcona, Manitoba. They were happily married for 53 years until Jack’s death in 2001. Over the years they travelled extensively with Hawaii being their favourite destination.
Mary loved to golf and wouldn’t use a cart (even at the age of 85) and was a Charter Member of Spallumcheen Golf Course.
She was a loving mother to Lynn King (Everette, Washington), Jane Bentley (Black Creek, BC) and Jill Hunt (Vernon, BC).
She was a devoted Nana to Erin, Colin, Jeff, Tim, Taylor, Rob and James. Also to great grandchildren Raina, Payton, Kaleb, Ali, Elora, and Loa.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Those who wish to can make a donation in Mary’s memory to Hospice House or to a charity of their choice.