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Mary Jolly Smith

SMITH, Mary Jolly - The life long journey of 99 years for Mary Jolly Smith (nee McQueen) reached its final destination point in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia on January 4, 2019. Maryís journey began in Rutherglen Scotland on November 28, 1919. She was a sister to John, Harry, Margret, and Isobel (predeceased). Mary completed her primary schooling and went to work in the carpet industry to help support the family. At the outbreak of WW 11 she proudly supported the war effort through her work in a munitions factory in Glasgow where she survived several bombing attempts. Mary immigrated to Canada where she married Tom Smith(deceased) and resided in Waterford Ontario where she spent her summers working in the tobacco industry and helping Tom with chores on his parentís small farm. In her active years Mary spent her spare time bowling, reading, playing euchre and supporting various community events through the local Legion and Ladies Auxiliary. After Tomís passing she moved to Cochrane, Alberta where she resided with her son Ian and daughter in law Valerie Doenz on their acreage. Mary was readily accepted in to the Doenz clan and was often referred to as Mother Mary by Valerieís family. Mary made many new friends in Cochrane area, enjoyed spending time visiting the Bethany senior`s day program, riding her electric scooter up and down the Retreat Road, reading, and watching her beloved Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. At the age of 89 Mary journeyed for 2 days in a pickup truck to Vancouver Island to again be with Ian and Valerie. Over the next 10 years Mary resided in Comox, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach. Mary made many friends in her travels through her life journey. She was guided to her final destination point holding the hand of her deeply loved daughter in law Valerie. Mary was a true Auld Scot who loved her tea, a nip of scotch and was feisty to the end. She will be missed by all who knew her. Valerie and Ian would like to express their sincere thanks to the entire staff, especially the Blue Wing of the Eagle Park Lodge for their utmost professional and yet personal care of our dear Mother. A Celebration of Maryís Life will be held at the Waterford Legion Br. #123 on Wednesday January 16, 2019 from 12-2pm. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to your favourite charity. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with THOMPSON-MOTT FUNERAL HOME , Waterford, 519-443-5332. www.thompsonmottfuneralhome.com13320801
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Posted by Rick Huffman (Friend) On Saturday, January 19, 2019
Your mother always had a ginger snap cookie at the ready for you and I Ian. I thought the world of both your mom and dad and I can only say how sorry I am for your loss. I am so glad that she was able to share such quality time with you and Valerie.
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Posted by Connie Williams Whitehead (friend) On Saturday, January 12, 2019
I'm sure I speak for all the Williams clan when I say our thoughts and prayers are with you Ian and Val. Mary was Huge part of our growing up next door. I'm sure we could be loud and annoying at times but she never said.You know you haven't lost her --you know where she is. We all have a memory bank and can make a withdrawal any time
Posted by Bob Ewing (friend) On Saturday, January 12, 2019
My condolences to the family at this sad time Bob
Posted by Cathy Fettes (Friend) On Friday, January 11, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Many fond memories of Mary are remembered by all my family members.
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Posted by Sandra Allison (friend) On Friday, January 11, 2019
So sad to hear that Mary had passed. She was a good friend of my parents, Pat and Bruce Charters and they spent many a night at the Waterford Legion with their friends. Mary made the best shortbread I wish I had her recipe. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

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