It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the passing of Mary Jane Lawrence on August 23rd, 2006 at the age of 87 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Mary Jane was predeceased by her husband Joseph Lawrence and children Peter, Jennifer and Henry. She will be greatly missed by her children: Penny Lawrence (Alvin), Vernon; Marion Wilson (Jerry), Alaska; Janet Evans (Allan), Oroville; Joyce Marchand, Oroville; Wanita Applebee, Vernon; Harvey Lawrence (Bonnie), Vernon; Sandra LaLonde (Mike), Vernon; Wilma Kruger (Glen), Penticton; Cindy Koch (Ralph), Vernon, stepson Joe Lawrence (Vera), Cache Creek, 35 grand children, 30 great-grand children and sisters Sally Brewer, Martha Louis and Rita Clark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 28th at 11 am at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Six-Mile Creek in Vernon with Father Martin Peyton, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Komasket Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 542-0155.
Mary Jane will be remembered as someone who loved her family dearly. She had an excellent sense of humor and loved nothing better than to putter around in her garden, go to bingo, travel and visit her extensive family. Mary Jane was a longtime devoted member of her church and was a longstanding member of the Legion of Mary. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.