Mary Emily Bennie
October 24, 1920 – August 14, 2014
Mary passed away peacefully at West Coast General Hospital after a brief illness.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of almost 67 years, Robert Dobinson Bennie
Mary is survived by her son John (Karen) Bennie; daughter Susan (Lyle) Boffy; Grandchildren Kyle (Robyn); Alan (Eden); Charlie (Norma); Jamie; Andrew; Dale (Lisa); and great grand daughter Kyra.
Born in Nanaimo to John and Jean Dean, Mary graduated as a Registered Nurse from the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Victoria in 1942.
Mary was promptly swept off her feet by the love of her life, Bob and the couple moved to Chemainus where they spent many happy years raising their children and summering at their cabin on Comox Lake. She was a devoted wife and mother, impeccable homemaker, and community supporter. Mary had been an avid golf and bridge player, and she and Bob enjoyed numerous travel adventures together.
After Bob’s passing in 2012, Mary moved to the Gardens at Qualicum Beach where she spent the past 2 years being closer to her children and their families. She very much enjoyed the delightful residents at the Gardens and appreciated the kindness of the helpful staff.
Mary will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
No service at Mary’s request. Internment to follow at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
The Parkinson’s Society of British Columbia
890 W Pender St #600, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9