Mary left Main Centre (Sask.) School at 15 to help at home, but returned to complete Grade 9. She accepted Christ at 14, was baptized at 19, and remained a faithful member of Main Centre MB Church the rest of her life. She attended Bible school in Herbert, Sask., 1934–35. Mary and John had a happy marriage. They farmed near Main Centre for 30 years beginning in 1950. In 1981, they semi-retired to a small farm near Herbert, Sask., to have more time to travel, read and attend their children and grandchildren’s activities. Mary and John retired in 1998 to Herbert, where they enjoyed gardening and entertaining family. After John’s death, Mary stayed in their home till 2005. She adjusted quickly to Heritage Manor and was happy there. In 2008, she moved to a full-care facility in Cabri, Sask., and then to the Herbert and District Integrated Health Facility.