Mary Winter

With sadness in our hearts, the family of Mary Winter, announce her passing on Monday, November 1, 2010.

We had a Mom with a heart of gold who was more to us than wealth untold. Her ways were so kind and gentle; her heart was tender and true.

We will miss our Mom dearly, and know that you will too.

For those of you who have a Mom, take her by the hand, tell her how much you love her, and treat her the best that you can.

Left to mourn and cherish her memory are; son Phillip (Shari), daughters Shelley (Larry), and Darmikiah, her grandchildren Jason, Micaela and Jamieson, her brother Raymond (Melva), as well as her many friends from her 60 year residency in Quesnel.

Predeceased by her soul mate and husband, and our loving, caring father, Orville in November 1998.

Mary grew up in England during World War 2 and immigrated to Canada in 1946. Mary was a telephone switchboard operator in Quesnel in the 1950’s. One of the greatest thrills was the night everyone at the switchboard talked to Elvis Presley. Mary was also a postal clerk until her retirement.

Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother, who focused totally on her family and community. She taught majorettes to hundreds of Quesnel children throughout the 1960s and 70s. Mary was an impeccable knitter and all of her family, especially her grandchildren, were the recipients of remarkable and treasured garments.

The family wishes to thank all of the people who shared in Mary and Orville’s lives. You were cherished friends and a blessing to them.

A memorial service is being planned for the Spring of 2011 in Quesnel, when

we can plant a Memory Tree and unite

our parents’ ashes together.

There will be an announcement in the newspaper closer to that time with all of

the details.

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