Mary attended school until Grade 8, then Bible school. She was a lifelong member of Coaldale MB Church. A strong alto, Mary enjoyed singing groups. She worked in a ladies mission group. She met David in the choir. They enjoyed farming near Coaldale, passing on this love to 4 of their 5 children. After retiring to town in 1979, Mary and David took a keen interest in the farm. David lost his mobility to a stroke in 1995, and Mary visited him daily in the Coaldale Health Centre. Mary tended a large garden, canning and freezing enough to last the year. She travelled to important events in her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Mary left a heritage of prayer and concern for the spiritual wellbeing of her family.