Mary’s family immigrated to Canada in 1925, settling in Alexander, Man. She finished Grade 8 and did domestic work on farms. Her greatest joy was attending Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute for 2 years. While living in Winnipeg, through her friend Katharina Balzer, she met David. Besides being a wife and mother, Mary did various jobs, discovering a gift for floral work. Mary loved her family and strived to teach them about Jesus. She had a servant heart and spent countless hours tending to her parents. She loved gardening, entertaining, golfing, curling, bowling and taking long walks. Mary kept a journal, a compilation of family events and praises to Jesus. She died with her family around her.