It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Mary Brown on Sunday, March 15, 2009.
She will be greatly missed by her four children and their families including her nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and her friends. A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 18 at Mountainview Cemetery, Revelstoke. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Tenth Ave. Alliance Church, 11 W. Tenth Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Mary was born the oldest of three children in Peachland, B.C. on May 31st, 1920. She was raised in Vancouver during the Great Depression. In Grade 10 she was told to help support the household. She sadly quit school and started working as a clerk for the dime store, Woolworth’s. She continued to work as a store clerk for may years at Woodward’s Dept. store. Mary was married at age twenty four to Jack William Brown. They had four children, Gordon, Nan, Marc and Pat. Jack and Mary worked as missionaries in B.C. and lived in many isolated communities. After returning to Vancouver for her children to attend school, Mary worked at Murchies Tea and Coffee Store. When she retired she volunteered her time at the Union
Gospel Mission on East Hastings St. in Vancouver.
In 2001 Mary moved to Revelstoke to be with her daughter Pat and her young family. Mary’s condition of Parkinson’s became acute in 2002 and she moved to the care of Mount Cartier Court.
Her love and warmth helped many people.