May Eva Pedersen (nee Blanden)

December 31, 1922 – October 14, 2021
With heavy hearts we announce the passing, in her 99th year, of our beloved mother, mother in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, May Pedersen, a long time resident of Burnaby. Born on New Year’s Eve 1922 in Mayfair, Sask. to Arthur and May Blanden.
At the age of 15, her family moved to New Westminster, BC, where she later met her devoted husband of 68 years, Karl M Pedersen.
May bravely endured the challenges of being a World War II army wife and began raising their first born while Karl was away. May’s kind, generous and gentle nature had her loved by all who knew her. She adored her family and welcomed everyone with open arms. She always listened without judgement and was a valued resource in all aspects of child rearing. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, gardening and family gatherings.
Missing her dearly, she leaves behind her sons Lyle (Karen), Brian (Kim), and daughter Debbie (Al) Rourke; her grandchildren Jessica, Amy, Shawn, Jenny, Jodi, Clayton and spouses; 7 great-grandchildren, in-laws, many nieces, nephews and friends.
On the other side, she joins husband, Karl, parents Arthur and May, sister Lil Gallagher, brother Art, dear friend Nellie, and many other family and friends.
There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.Obituary

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