Maria Sophia Paulina Cavanagh of Canoe BC passed away April 23rd, 2017 at the great age of 102. She was born in Vienna Austria on July 29th 1914 and spent her youth there.
At the age of twenty, she went to England and worked as a cook preparing Austrian cuisine for a wealthy family. While visiting her mother in Austria she got caught up in the war and could not return to England.
While in Austria, she met her husband Raymond Cavanagh, who was a sergeant in the British army, and they married in 1946, and returned to England where they lived until 1981 when they moved to Canada.
Maria is pre-deceased by her husband Raymond, her two sisters and one brother. She leaves behind daughter Monica Curtis and son in law Vince Curtis who live in the UK, her son Peter Cavanagh of Canoe BC and her daughter Susan Grimes and son in law Daniel Grimes of Salmon Arm BC as well as 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She missed becoming a great grandmother again by two weeks and a great great grandmother by four months. She is greatly missed.
Online condolences may be sent to Maria’s family through her obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com