Mary Ewert died Nov. 27, 2008 at 92. She was born May 24, 1916 in Kuruschan, Ukraine to John and Maria Wiebe. In June 1924, the family immigrated to Canada, renting a farm on Pelee Island, Ont., for 4 years. At 11, Mary claimed personal faith in Jesus as her Saviour. At times she struggled with doubts, but was able to find peace and assurance through John 5:24. As a young adult, Mary joined her family in Leamington, Ont., where she was baptized and received into the MB Church. Singing in the choir was a highlight for her, and it was here she met John, whom she married in 1938. They moved to the Niagara area in 1941, then to St. Catharines, Ont., where they were active members of an MB Church. Mary poured her heart and energy into caring for her family. She committed much Scripture to memory, had a heart for missions, and sang hymns as she worked. John died in 1994. During Mary’s last years she suffered some loss of vision, but continued to read her Bible with the help of a magnifying glass. With total loss of vision in 2005, Mary moved to nursing care at Tabor Manor. Predeceased by John, and son Herbert; Mary is mourned by children Leonard (Margaret), John (Sandra), Irene (John) Klassen, Erna Ewert, Laura Hazin; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings. The celebration of Mary’s life was Dec. 1 at Grantham MB Church, St. Catharines.