Hartwell Maren (née Mary Ellen Bridgeman). Sept. 24, 1951 – Sept. 16, 2011. Mary passed away peacefully at 59 years old at the Peace Arch Hospital after a two-year fight against cancer. She was the beloved wife of David Hawkins; daughter of Judith Bridgeman and the late Allan Bridgeman; mother of Justin Beals, step mother of Matthew Hawkins; sister to Barbara, Eric, Brian, Wendy and Nancy and aunt of Katie, Kurtis, Jenny and Luis. Mary was a long-time member of the Emissary community; an early member of the Nicomekl Rowing Club, a director of the White Rock Farmers Market and an inspiration at the Roadhouse Bake Shoppe and Grille. Her passion for photography, hiking, Scrabble, Earth stewardship and organic food, grew over the decades to make her today a much missed muse for many, many friends.
Memorial service: Monday Oct. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Edenvale Retreat & Conference Center, 4330 Bradner Road, Abbotsford, BC. No flowers please; donations to be advised. Please car pool wherever possible as there is space for only 40 cars. Center contact: Michele Christie Operations Director Ph: 604-856-3388 Fax: 604-856-3298