Mary passed away peacefully with her loving husband and family by her side on November 18, 2011 at Victoria General Hospital at the age of 88 years. Mary was predeceased by first husband, Ray Fitzpatrick in 1982, her second husband, Ray Wannop in 1991, her three brothers Harold, Elmer and Milton Heater, and son-in-law, Roger Meyer. She is survived by her loving husband,, David of 19 years and her three daughters: Gail (Ross) Halseth, Sharon (Jim) Meyer, Rhonda (Ken) Lamden; nine grandchildren: Rick (Lee) Halseth, Lorene Halseth, Lona (Dave) Swanson, Daryl (Lorraine) Meyer, Selena (Gerrard) Masson, Alvin (Tammy) Stewart, Shawna (Randy) Bennett, Nicole (Paul) Klan, Mark (Melanie) Lamden and David Lamden; eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Her extended family David (Sharon) Dickey, Sandy (Diane) Forsyth, Colleen (Steve) Nichol, Karen (Bev) Dickey, and Shauna (Will) Wawrychuk and their children and grandchildren. Mary grew up and spent many years in the Donalda area. She moved from the farm into Donalda where she served as town secretary for a number of years. Ray and Mary later moved to Camrose where Ray passed away in 1982. Through her involvement with the Pentecostal Church, Mary met and married Ray Wannop in 1985. Ray passed away suddenly from a heart attack in 1991. In 1993, Mary married a longtime family friend David Dickey, and moved to Victoria. She was an accomplished artist, loved to play the piano, enjoyed sailing on their sailboat and was able to go on many memorable trips. Her family meant everything to her. She was a caring and loving wife, mother and grammie. She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.
Many thanks to the staff of the Victoria General Hospital on the 6th floor north for the great care they gave Mary.
A Memorial in celebration of Mary’s life was held at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to the C.N.I.B. or a charity of choice.