In Memory of Mary Wendelina Klingensmith
August 13, 1924 – April 13, 2015
It is bittersweet to announce the death of our Mary who passed away peacefully at home to her Lord in the early hours of April 13, 2015. An indomitable Chilliwack girl she was the last of her family headed by Wendell and Melita McDonald and sister Joyce Hickman.
Mary relocated to Vancouver when war broke out, training as a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. It was a profession well-suited to a woman so down to earth and so kind. She married her beloved Charles in 1949 and spent the following decades satisfying her soul as a nurse in Public Health and as a doting mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an active church member, a dear friend to many and is survived by her husband Chuck, children David, Dianne, Wendy (Geoffrey) and Janet (James), ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Friday, April 24 at Forest Lawwn Funeral HOme at 3789 Roayl Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC.