Mary Florence TOMKINS (Clifford)

TOMKINS (Clifford), Mary Florence

July 7th, 1928 – October 13, 2014

Mary was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, she was the only child of Vincent & Florence Clifford.

Mary is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Dennis Tyler Tomkins. Survived by her seven children; Ron (Karen), Denise (Neale), Stephen, Michael (Karla), Anne, Catherine (Ryan) and Joe ( Nicole); grandchildren; Jason, Jenni, Christopher, Julia, Greg, Mike, Corey, Katie, Zack, Quinn, Cole, Garrett, Jackson, Katie, Scott and Isaac; great-granddaughters; Riley and Peyton.

Raised in Nova Scotia, Mary lost her beloved mother at age 13. At this point in her life her extended family and friends in Cape Breton filled her life with love, and memories she carried with her forever.

In 1957 Mary & Dennis were married and moved to Victoria, BC where they began to raise their young family. In 1969 the family moved to Ladysmith where Mary remained for the rest of her life.

Mary was a kind & generous person whose life was centered around her family. Mary loved to dance, and she also loved to bake and sew and was a very active member of St. Mary’s Parish & CWL.

She was so loved by family and friends and her generous spirit will remain alive in all those who touched her.

Mary’s family would like to thank the wonderful caring staff at the Lodge on 4th and Dr. E. Fritsch and Penni Adams for all the loving care.

Mass was held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic 1135 – 4th Avenue, Ladysmith on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Father Anthony (Tony) Gonsalves celebrant.

Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca