July 22, 1918 – Calgary, Alberta
August 29, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Lawrence of Calgary, AB, beloved wife of the late Sidney Lawrence, on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the age of 101.
Mary was born in Calgary, and attended Glenmore School. Mary married Sid in April, 1943 in Calgary. They moved to Kamsack, SK, in 1945. They were married sixty-three years. Mary was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Eastern Star and the Royal Purple. Mary will be most remembered for her gentle and kind demeanour, her love of animals and showing her generous spirit by volunteering for many organizations in Kamsack where she spent most of her adult years. Mary was also a keen gardner. Mary was an active woman participating in curling, bowling, golfing and cross-country skiing. Mary attributed her long life to being active. Mary faithfully attended the United Church and sang in the choir in Kamsack. Mary moved from Kamsack to Calgary in 2006 after her husband Sid passed away, to be with her family.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Beverley Rumsey, Arlene Lawrence
and Wendy Lawrence; her grandsons, Paul, Shawn (Nova), and Paul;
and her granddaughter Giselle. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Lillian Whiteley and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Sidney; daughters, Marlene Ruth and Leslie Rae; her parents, Joseph and Jane Hiley Whiteley; her five brothers and one sister; and sons-in-law, Pete and Doug.
Mom we loved you dearly and will miss you everyday
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Mary Lawrence, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences