Mary Mielke died Oct. 11, 2008. Mary was born Aug. 21, 1919 in Reinfeld, Russia to Peter F. and Justina Bahnmann. After her father’s death, Mary immigrated to Canada with her mother and three older sisters, settling in Main Centre, Sask. On July 7, 1940, she married Fredrick Graf Mielke and together they worked on their farm near Beechy, Sask. In 1978, they moved to Clearbrook, B.C., which served as their home base while they travelled the globe. Predeceased by Fredrick; son Arthur; Mary is mourned by children Fred (Mary), Irene, Betty (Larry), Gordon (Diane), John (Carole), Louise (Edgar), Kenneth; 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 half-sister. The celebration of life was Oct. 20 at Clearbrook MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C.