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Mary Neilson

March 28, 1932 - January 24, 2015


Mary passed away suddenly on Saturday morning at the age of 82 following a short battle with Lymphoma. She was born to the late Sophie and John Wakaryk of Myrnam, Alberta, and after graduating from Alberta College pursued a career as a Legal Secretary. She married the late Mel Neilson in 1957, and they lived together in Vancouver, BC before relocating to Richmond in 1967. Mary loved her many pets over the years, enjoyed tending to her beautiful garden, and was a passionate bridge player with the Minoru Senior's Centre, the Richmond Country Club, the Beth Tikvah Synagogue and the Wednesday Bridge Club. Mary is survived by: her 2 daughters Cheryl (Jill) of North Delta, Denise (Steve) of Nanaimo, her 5 grandchildren Sophia, Daniel, Logan, Liam and Sydney, and her 2 sisters Alice (Bob) of Richmond, and Hilda (Bill) of Edmonton. She is predeceased by her sister Gwen (Dave) of Richmond. She will be sadly missed by many friends and extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in her name to the BC SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the UBC Rowing Club from 1:30 to 5:30pm, at 7277 River Road in Richmond.



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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ivene & Bob Ellis

Denise & Cheryl and families. We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. How the years have flown by since we first met her. We moved to Pitt Meadows in 2011, heard from her a couple of times after we moved here but had not been in touch lately. She was a lovely person – so talented in many ways. Our sincere condolences. Ivene & Bob Ellis

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 7, 2015
Beginning at 8:31am

UBC Rowing Club
7277 River Road
Richmond, BC Canada

7277 River Road
Richmond, BC Canada

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