August 25, 1920 – Drobot, Saskatchewan
January 26, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
“Home-going” for Mary to meet her wonderful Jesus came early on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
Mary lived and worked across Canada, and was the first woman realtor ever at a company in Winnipeg! She also worked in Guelph, Ontario at the General Hospital. But in her own words, the biggest highlight of her life was “at 17 I came forward at an altar call…to receive Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord…unspeakable joy was mine”. Mary was blessed!
Mary loved her family, her pets, her garden, her poetry, crocheting, long walks by the Bow River, drives in the Rockies and foremost reading her Bible. She was a great berry picker and made awesome pies, jams, jellies and perogies which we all enjoyed. Mary always had amazing stories and answers to prayer and gave her Jesus the credit for it all. We have no doubt she is at a big party in HIS honour right now, with her wonderful mother Pauline, sisters Lynn and Patience, and brother Al who all went before her. She inspired us all with a living faith, never shy to share it with anyone, or write about Jesus in her poetry book called “By the Still Waters”. We are all so proud to have known her and been inspired and blessed with her kindness and enduring faith.
She is survived by her son Daniel and wife Carole; daughter Deborah; granddaughters Kim and Lori; great-grandsons Tyler and Alexander; sister Ellen and many nieces and nephews.
Our heartfelt love and appreciation goes to Ginette, who Mary called her adopted daughter, as well as Barb, Olga and Susan who read, sang, prayed with her, and generally had fun making sure she was having fun! She loved balloons, playing the tambourine, Fred and Muriel Flecks gospel cd, watching THE SEA (live underwater) dvd and her Juicy fruit gum. Mary was predeceased by two wonderful husbands Peter and Lloyd, who both loved the Lord and served in the military.
Until we meet again dear Mary – mother, sister and friend. And as she always said, “you won’t see any U-Hauls following the hearse! You can’t take it with you anyway, so put HIM first”. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to Iris Global, www.irismin.ca in support of African children.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at a later time. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Mary Edwards, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.Print This Obituary & Condolences