Mary Duff (Marie Blondina Baert), born March 14, 1906 in Mendonck, Belgium, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 in Mission, BC.
It is with sadness we announce the death of Mary, who was predeceased by her husband William Charles, brothers Andrew and John; and sisters Val and Lucille. Leaving to mourn her passing are her son Frank of Toronto; daughter Marilyn (Garry) Paling; grandsons Tom and Ronnie (Athena) Paling; and great-grandchildren Rayl and Tyanna, all of Mission; her beloved sisters Clara De Wulf and Ida Mager of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also had numerous dear relatives in Belgium, Winnipeg and Minnesota. Mary will be forever remembered for her constant support, devotion and love for her family, her love of animals and nature, her great sense of humour, kind, gentle spirit and her positive outlook on life.
Mary’s family wishes to extend deep appreciation to her friends at Pleasant View Apartments for their kindness and consideration over the years, and to nursing and other staff of both Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge (3 West Wing) and the Mission Memorial Hospital. The compassion and tender care shown by all staff to Mary in her final days at both of these facilities was extraordinary.
Prayers will be offered on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 7:00 pm, and the Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 10:00 am, both taking place at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 32550 — 7th Avenue, Mission, BC, with interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery.
“We shall meet again
on that distant shore”
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn
Mission Funeral Home