Mary Eileen Downing (nee Blatchford) passed away peacefully July 24, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital with her family around her.
Mary is survived by her three children Roger (Michelle), BillieGrace (a.k.a. Gwen) and Bert (Shelly), her grandchildren Rose-anne (Bryce), Cherissa, Amanda, Jeremy, Alyssa, Paulina and Dryden, and her great-granddaughter FaithAnne, and her brothers and sister, Bill, Ellen, Jim, and John.
She was predeceased by her parents William and Alice, her brother Michael, her sister Elizabeth, and a precious baby girl.
Mary was a Nurse’s Aid at Chilliwack General Hospital for quite a few years. She then went on to many other achievements in her life. She had a strong will and a feisty spirit. Mom fought hard and stayed positive through out her fight with cancer over the last 4 1/2 years. Time took its toll and she found her peace. She will be greatly missed.
Special thanks go to her dear friend Elma for the extra little pushes and to all her other friends for their encouragement.
The family would like to give the Staff and Dr. Noble a big round of applause for their never-ending support.
Funeral Service will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home at 45865 Hocking, Aug 1, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Tea to follow at Mount Cheam Lions Hall at 45580 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Chilliwack Community Services Driving Program or Children’s Hospital.