Mary DAVIES

Mary DAVIES

DAVIES, Mary (née Lewis). Dec. 31, 1925 — July 14, 2012. Mary Davies died quietly in her home in the loving presence of her husband Glanville, son Timothy and daughter Nicola. Mary was born in Aberkenfig, South Wales, and educated in Bridgend County School and the School for Domestic Science in Cardiff. She was always keen on sport and played centre-forward for the University of Wales field hockey team even though she never achieved 5′ in height. She married Glanville Davies when he finished his medical training in Cardiff. She taught and her two children attended the ill-fated Aberfan Elementary School, three years before the disaster which destroyed it. After two years in Biggar, Sask., she left for Saskatoon where she taught Home Economics to children from rural families of varying ethnic origin at Aberdeen Secondary School. This was the most rewarding time of her teaching career. She then left with her family for Kamloops, BC, where she enjoyed an active life with their many friends. In 1981, with the children living independently, she joined her husband in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she worked part-time in the Medical Records Dept. and enjoyed tennis and racquetball as well as the excellent travel opportunities. Retiring in 1989 she joined her husband on his 39′ Nicholson Ketch in the Caribbean and South America. At the time prior to the Gulf War she returned with her husband to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh and spent the next five years there helping out Dr Andy Padmos with documenting oncological medical research data. She and her husband spent five more enjoyable and rewarding years there. Returning to Surrey she enjoyed living in an apartment where she could walk to all facilities and loved the companionship of her good friends in Nicowynd Golf Club and in the bridge clubs she enjoyed. She was a devoted grandmother to Nicholas, Christian, Mitchell and Alexander. We would like to thank our family doctor and friend, Dr Glenn Anderson, and the doctors and staff of Peace Arch Hospital and Surrey Memorial Hospital for their loving care, also Dr Derek Lowe and the wonderful Palliative Care Team, who were like a gift from God. We cannot express our heartfelt gratitude to all our dear friends who have helped us through the last few weeks. A funeral service will be held at the Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, on Friday July 20 at 11:00 am. No flowers by request but donations if desired to Mary’s Favourite charity, Covenant House, 575 Drake Street, Vancouver V6B 4K8.


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