When Mary was an infant, her family immigrated to Canada, settling in Watrous, Sask. After her half-brother’s death in a farming accident, Mary accepted Jesus as Saviour. In 1945, she attended Yarrow (B.C.) Bible School. The family followed, settling on a farm near Abbotsford, B.C. At Arnold (B.C.) Community Church, she met and married John Rempel. They bought an acreage in Arnold, raised 10 children and actively served the church and community. After John died in 2005, Mary moved to Menno Pavilion, Abbotsford, where neighbours appreciated her sweet, generous spirit.