FISHER, Mary (nee Attack)
With great sorrow the family of Mary Fisher regrets to announce her peaceful passing on May 29th, 2015 in Chemainus B.C.
Mary is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Hilary (Ray) Bates and Anne Ellison; grandson Derek Bates and granddaughters, Ashley Bates and Kimberly Ellison. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth James Fisher, parents James and Mary Ellen Attack, and brothers; John and Edward Attack.
Mary was born on January 6, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario. At the age of two she moved with her parents and baby brother John (Jack) to Penetanguishene, Ontario, where another brother Edward was born. There she completed her elementary and secondary school years.
In 1942 Mary entered the R.N. nursing program at St Andrew’s Hospital in Midland, Ontario, with affiliation at both The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto Western Hospitals. After graduation, she nursed at several hospitals in Ontario in Fort Erie and Toronto, before coming west in 1948. Mary was nursing at the Chemainus Hospital on Vancouver Island when she met her future husband, Ken Fisher. They were married at St. John’s Anglican Church in Duncan, B.C. on September 9, 1950 and had two daughters; Hilary and Anne. The family moved to Seacloud Rd. in Saltair in 1954 and contentedly remained in the same home for 50 years, until Ken passed away in October of 2004. In 2005, Mary moved to Duncan to be closer to her younger daughter Anne and her family. Although it was difficult to leave her home after so many years, Mary made many new friends and acquaintances at the Silver Park Senior’s residences in Duncan, B.C. which she treasured until the end. In 2012, Mary became a resident of the Chemainus Health Care Centre, reminding her of her days living upstairs in the Nurse’s Residence
On the same site where she began her life in B.C. in 1948.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Chemainus, B.C. on June 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Reverend Sheila Flynn officiating.
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