Mary grew up in a family that read God’s Word. At 14, she accepted Jesus as Saviour at an evangelistic meeting at Yarrow MB Church. She enjoyed growing up on the farm. When she moved to Vancouver to work, she met Alvin. Mary was very proud of her children and grandchildren. After living in Richmond, Langley and Vernon, B.C., she moved to Abbotsford in 2004, where she joined a care group at Bakerview. Mary enjoyed gardening, skiing, golfing, playing games and doing puzzles. She volunteered at Mennonite Central Committee and Garden Park. Diagnosed in 2000, she was determined to beat lymphoma; it was stable until November 2014.