ROBERTSON, Mary Montgomery (nee Thom)
Mary passed away peacefully August 9 at the age of 93 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC, comforted by her family and in the thoughts of her many friends and relatives. She lived independently at her home in South Surrey, BC, until a fall resulted in a fracture in mid-June. Family was with her through her two month fight to regain her independence but it was not to be. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1993. She is survived by her children Ted Robertson, Chris Ogryzlo and Jack Robertson; their spouses Judy, Peter and Marcy; grandchildren Tasha, Matt & Simon; great-grandson Tycho and her brothers Bill and Bob Thom. Mary was born in Russell, Manitoba on August 17, 1918, where she and Frank lived for many years. In 1958 they moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba where Mary worked as a medical librarian, a career that suited her love of order and organization. After a brief stint in Kenora, Ontario, she and Frank retired to the White Rock/South Surrey BC area, where she lived for 32 years. During many of those three decades, Mary was in daily (if not hourly) contact with her beloved cousin, Janice Little, who lived just down the street. Mary was active in Sunnyside United Church, Breakaway Community Association and numerous local groups. She helped found a seniors’ lunch program at Kent Street Centre where she volunteered every Friday until several years ago. Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life on Monday, September 10 at 1:30 pm at Sunnyside United Church on 15639 24th Avenue in South Surrey, BC. They invite anyone who knew and loved Mary to join them.