Mary loved to talk about growing up on the farm in the 1930s. She worked at a law office in Steinbach. Bill’s career provided many international travel opportunities. Mary was an excellent seamstress, adventurous cook and creative gardener. She was dedicated to community service through 4H, Treble Teens, The Association for Community Living, Canadian Diabetes Association, Cancer Care and the Bethesda Ladies Auxiliary. Mary was the first woman to run for Steinbach city council. She applied her work ethic to 22 years at Statistics Canada. Mary had a special place in her heart for every grandchild. Through her journey with arthritis, cancer and dementia, she personally thanked those who helped her – especially as her health declined.