Feb. 15, 1908 – July 15, 2012
Longtime Vernon resident, Mary, passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord, in Kamloops on July 15, 2012, at the age of 104 years. Born in Austria, Mary came to Canada as an infant, settling with her parents in Preeceville, SK. She and William were married on June 9, 1929 and moved to Vernon in 1946. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, was active in her church, thoughtful, caring and hospitable to everyone. Mary was predeceased by her husband, William, in 1984, daughter, Belle, in 1963, and son, John, in 1997. She is survived by daughters Katie (Neil) Clauson of Vernon and Polly (Vern) Thomas of Kamloops, and son Joe (Linda) of Abbotsford; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Friends may pay their last respects prior to the Funeral Service which will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 11:00 A. M., in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with the Reverend Stuart McKnight officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to Gideons International, 501 Imperial Road, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com.