AMESBURY, Mary (Buckley)
September 5, 1915 – April 7, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary at home in La Rosa Gardens with family by her side. She was a wonderful caring and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Mary was predeceased by her husband James Douglas (April 7, 1986), infant son James Jr. (Jan 9, 1942), great-great-grandson Marcus James (April 7, 2005), her parents Arthur and Edith Buckley, sisters Edith Morrison and Hazel Buckley, daughter-in-law Judy Amesbury.
She is survived by her daughter Maralyn Mattin of Crofton; sons Ken and Frank (Lavon) of Ottawa; her brother Arthur (Carolyn) Buckley of Winnipeg; brother-in-law Arthur Morrison of Winnipeg; her grandchildren Debbie (Joe) Hooper of Powell River, Dona (Cameron) Garland of Fort St. John, Dianne Mattin of Edmonton, Tim (Christine) Amesbury of Ottawa, Jim (Linda) Amesbury of Burlington, Ken Amesbury Jr. (Laura) of St. Albert, Paul Amesbury of Ottawa; 11 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and dearest friends Kuldip and Bunny Bhandari with their children Nina (Kurt) Knock and Camilla (Kevin) Arscott.
Mary was a member of the Eastern Star for over 58 years in Winnipeg and Lake Cowichan where she was an officer and Past Worthy Matron of both chapters. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile, Miriam Temple No. 2, FOE Ladies Auxiliary and Ladysmith Hospital Auxiliary.
A Viewing was held at Telford’s Funeral Chapel, 112 French St., Ladysmith on April 13th at 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon for anyone wishing to say a personal farewell.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Eagles Hall, First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the charity of your choice or The B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Telford’s of Ladysmith