MARY CECILIA (MOLLIE) STRINGER nee ASHWELL

STRINGER,

MARY CECILIA (MOLLIE)

nee ASHWELL

April 21, 1923-January 28, 2016

Mollie died peacefully at home in the presence of her family in her 93rd year of a life well lived.

She was born in Viking Alberta, the third of 6 children. The family moved to Cedar in 1937. She completed High School in 1941 and graduated from Normal School in 1942. At 19 years old she started her career as a school teacher. She is remembered fondly by her many students from three decades of teaching public schools on Vancouver Island, as well as her leadership in Explorers, Sunday School and Moorecroft Camp.

She met the love of her life Dave Stringer at a New Year’s dance in 1946, and they married September 30, 1950. She was an active member of the Ladysmith United Church, Ladysmith Seniors and the Saltair Garden Club.

She was predeceased by her husband Dave, brothers Robert and Lewis, and sister Helen. She is lovingly remembered by her brother Bill (Fran) Ashwell and sister Jean Moore, and by her children Kathy (John Potts), Wendy (Harold Rosen) and John (Lorna) Stringer and former son-in-law Mark Darkoh, as well as grandchildren Daniel, Joy, Kessewa, Kaida, Jocelyn, Matt and Deanna and many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.

The memorial service will be 3 pm on

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Ladysmith First United Church, 124 High Street with tea following.