(nee Dueck)

It is with great sadness, yet great rejoicing, that we announce the passing of Mary Stobbe on September 27, 2011 at 91 years of age. Mary had her wish granted that she would die in her sleep and go to meet her Lord Jesus. She was born on May 16, 1920 in Sagradowka, Russia to Peter and Helena Dueck, the youngest of 8 children.

She leaves to mourn her loving husband, Jake, of 65 years; children Bob (Lynda), Jim (Carol), Ed (Rita) Irene (Vic) Abrahams, Shirley (Lorne) Redekop, and Al (Kora Lee); 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren (plus 1 on the way); and many nieces, nephews and friends.

We would like to express our thanks to all those who helped care for Mom during her last days. We are thankful that it was a short illness and that she did not suffer much.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Columbia Bible College (mailing address: 2940 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford BC V2T 2Z8) would be gratefully appreciated.

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