August 30, 1930 – December 16, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary on December 16, 2020 in Abbotsford, B.C. Mary was born on August 30, 1930 in Flin Flon Manitoba to Albert and Margaret Robertson.
She is predeceased by her parents and step mother Elna; her loving husband of 45 years James (Jim); her sister Jean Mills; brothers-in-law Frank McEachern, Paul Kristensen and Bob Mills. She is survived by her son Ron (Patricia) and daughter Diana Lambe (Colin); brother James Robertson; sisters-in-law Marie Kristensen, Marion McEachern, Grace Tingey (Art) and many nieces and nephews.
Mary moved with the family to Port Alberni in 1945 where she completed her schooling. She married Jim in 1949 and they lived at Sproat Lake while raising their two children.
Over the years, their home at the lake became a summer gathering spot for friends and relatives, a place where many fond memories were made. Mary was an excellent cook and was always eager to put on a family meal, for holidays or a time of sharing.
Mary and Jim embarked on several interesting trips together and after Jim’s passing Mary continued her love of travel. Scotland and Hawaii were among her favorite places to visit.
As a faithful member of the Knox Presbyterian Church for over 50 years she taught Sunday school and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Mary also devoted her time to volunteering at the Echo Centre for more than 25 years. She valued her service with the Sunshine Club where she made many good friends and acquaintances.
Mary enjoyed the fellowship and competitive aspects of playing cards (Bridge in particular) and she also had a keen interest in crafts such as quilting and needlepoint where she was able to display her creativity.
As the proud grandmother of Megan, Jennifer and James she was always there to provide a helping hand and support their accomplishments. Mary adored her great grandchildren Harrison, Shaye, Marin, Lily and Lucy.
Mary will be missed greatly. Her ashes will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Greenwood Cemetery.
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