Mary de WEERT

Mary de WEERT


On October 26, 2011, Mary de Weert passed away peacefully at the Orchard Haven Care Facility in Keremeos at the age of 90 years.

Mourning her passing are her daughter Helen (Gary) Sanders of Keremeos, son Paul Broda of Prince George, her sister Ellen Martin, nephew Peter (Dale) Martin, sister-in-law Margaret McLaughlin, and family and friends in Canada, the UK and Holland. Mary was predeceased by her husband Peter Broda, second husband John de Weert, and brother John McLaughlin.

Mary began her nursing career in England and was a registered nurse in Chilliwack for over 20 years. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was most happy entertaining guests. Her interests included cooking, classical music and travelling. She loved animals, especially her cat Punch.

The family extends a special thank you to the all the staff of Orchard Haven – care aides, support service workers, nurses and doctors who expressed their love and care for Mary over the past ten years.

A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday November 2, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Keremeos, BC with a graveside service to follow at 11 am on Friday, November 4th at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Chilliwack.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC or the Orchard Haven activities program would be gratefully accepted.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

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