Mary passed away in Vernon, BC peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the age of 87.
She was born in England, served as a nurse during World War II, came to Canada and made a home with her husband and daughter in Richmond, BC in 1957. While taking care of her family, she was also an active rockhound, and the family enjoyed many adventures into the wilderness. Upon her husband’s retirement, they moved to Vernon in 1985.
Mary was predeceased by her daughter Mary Elizabeth Manders in 2000 and her husband Robert William Hillsdon in 2001. She is survived by her grandson Andrew Manders of Kelowna, BC; granddaughter Rebecca Manders of Vancouver, BC; son-in-law Cor Manders, of Vernon, BC; a sister, nieces and nephews in England.
The family would like to thank the staff at Polson Extended Care (North) for their kind care of Mary in her most recent declining years, and to Enzo and Marina D’Errico of Lumby for her care in their private home facility prior to this.
Cremation arrangements have been made with Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, BC.