Aug. 22, 1922 – Nov. 16, 2011
Dear Mary gracefully departed, her soul set free, at her home at the age of 89 years. Mary was born in Veteran, Alberta and raised in the farm life. Mary had one brother, Herman “Wes”, six years younger.
Mary enlisted in the RCAF performing secretarial work in Vancouver and earned the rank of Sergeant.
Mary was predeceased by her mother, May Wetenkamp, in 1949 and her father August Wetenkamp in 1963 whom she nursed at his home until he passed away.
Mary’s great passion was nature and she loved and nurtured her gardens, especially her “rose” garden. Her constant companion was her little dog “Goldie.” Goldie is being graciously cared for her by her good friend Marjorie who has 2 chihuahuas of her own.
Mary had one son, Dan, whom she dearly loved. Dan and Mary lived for one another. Mary led a quiet, peaceful and thoughtful life. She will be remembered as a wise and intelligent woman who stood the test of time and life’s challenges. She is survived by her loving brother, Wes (Lynne); niece Sandra; and nephew Doug (Cleone).
Mary will be greatly missed by friends in both Chilliwack and Kamloops and family that loved her.