Mary passed away on June 11, 2015 at the Rocky Mountain House Hospital. She was predeceased by her loving husband David Lloyd Airey in 2005.
Mary was born on September 12, 1920 in Gladys Ridge, Alberta. In her younger years, Mary worked on several ranches; cooking, housekeeping and gardening. It was while she was working for Skocdopole’s that she met Dave and they were married on December 23, 1944 in Red Deer, Alberta. They lived in the Hespero area for the majority of their lives where they raised their four children Shirley, Laurna, Sandra, and Richard. In 1957, they moved to their farm, across the road from Skocdopole’s.
After raising her four children, Mary opened a hair salon “Style Shop” in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where she worked for several years. After selling the salon, Mary sold “Mary Kay Cosmetics” in search of the elusive dream of earning a Pink Cadillac.
She stayed on the farm until she was hospitalized in 2011. She then moved to the Rimbey Long Term Care Center before moving to the Good Samaritan in Rocky Mountain House, where she could be closer to family.
Her joys in life were; traveling, riding horses, camping and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her four children: Shirley Hagerman, Laurna (Darrel) Kirstein, Sandra (Verral) Verhaeghe and Richard (Terry) Airey; nine grandchildren: Clint (Linda) Hagerman, Denise Hagerman and friend Tom, Lana (Randy) McKenzie, Kerry Kirstein (Randy), Krista (Alex) Aasman, Dolen (Nancy) Kirstein, Nova (Jeremie) Bates, Dustin (Amanda) Airey, and Preston Airey (Jody); twenty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters Pauline (Grant) Hooey and Neva Knudsen, her brother Allen (Margaret) Wilson, her sister-in-law Hazel Wilson and brother-in-law Ken Hunley.
Besides her husband David in 2005, Mary was predeceased by her parents Ida and Howard Wilson, siblings Fred Wilson, Olive (Hedwin) Anderson, Helen Hunley, Florence (Tony) Wyzykoski, John (Marie) Wilson and Darlene Wilson, grandchildren Kaysjia and Newly, great grandchildren Nicole and Tanner, son in-law Bruce Hagerman and brother in-law Henry Knudsen.
A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House on Thursday June 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donation in Mary’s name may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.rockyfuneralhome.ca
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