It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom/grandma on April 14, 2009.
In her younger years, she worked as a telephone operator, then at Sears. On June 5, 1964, she married the love of her life, Frank, and raised two sons.
She loved to garden, read, exercise, cook special family dinners and dote on all her grandchildren. Mary contributed her wisdom and was a big part of the family business until her final days.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Frank in 2005, sister, Audrey and brother, Leonard. She is survived by her sons, Franklin (Jessica) and Dwayne (Gina) of Salmon Arm; grandchildren Britney, Brooke, Reese and Aspen; sisters, Eunice (John) Bower and Lil (Doug) Burgess; brother, Bill (Molly) Hedley; and sister-in-law, Maxine (Gordon) Cole.
The funeral service for Mary was held at Broadview Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Reverend Daryl Auten. Interment followed in Mt. Ida Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dwayne Ambler, Frank Ambler, Dean Imbeau, Robert Imbeau and Kevin Ambler; honourary pallbearers were Bill Hedley, John Bower, Doug Burgess and Gordon Cole.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Hospital Equipment Fund.
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Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.