Mary MCLENNAN

McLennan, Mary Helen. Mary McLennan passed away peacefully at Westminster House Nursing Home in South Surrey, BC on Sept 26, 2011. Mary was born near Tuffnell, SK, the fourth of 10 children. She is survived by two sisters, Elsie in White Rock, and Grace in Brandon, a brother, Roy in Winnipeg, and 16 nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father Donald, mother Nellie, sisters Christina and Lillie, and brothers Bill, Don, Steele and Archie. Her schooling was in Birtle, MB capped by a correspondence stenography course. She worked in the law office of Pratt and Lauman in Birtle before the desire for travel and adventure drew her to the Canadian Womens’ Army Corp. After several years stationed at Shilo, MB she served overseas in London, England. When she arrived home from the war, her parents were in the process of moving so she accompanied them to White Rock, BC where she obtained employment in the New Westminster office of the Veterans Land Act Administration. She retired in 1975. Mary was a long time member of the White Rock Naturalists’ Society and the local Photography Club. She was an avid bridge player, an inveterate reader and great walker. Whenever possible she indulged her passion for travel. Mary kept in touch with relatives in Canada and abroad and her home always had a bed for a wayward cousin, niece, or nephew. She enjoyed people, was kind and compassionate, and provided a home for and looked after her mother for more than 20 years. We salute you Aunt Mary for an active life well lived. At Mary’s request, there will be no funeral service.


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