PICKETT, Mary Pickett (Thomas)

Aug. 21, 1927 ~ Jan. 17, 2010

Mary passed away on January 17th in the presence of her family. She was born in Hartney, Manitoba were she grew up and taught school until she married July 1, 1949 to Ernie Pickett. They raised their family there until they moved to Matsqui, British Columbia in 1959 where they operated a dairy farm. She returned to teaching in 1967 and taught in Deroche and Silverhill schools until her retirement in 1979. She was predeceased by her husband (Ernie in 1981) and good friend (Fred Ganske in 1990) and one son (Danny Jim in 1957). Left to mourn her passing are Francis Anderson (Andy), Lorna Clemas (Clay), Sylvia Botkin (Ken), David Pickett (Anita), Alfred Pickett (Tracy), and Maureen James (Kirk). Also sisters Christine (Ken) of Alberta, Marjorie (Raymond) of Manitoba, sister-in-laws Lois of Manitoba, Marie of BC, Gladys of Alberta, Evelyn of Manitoba, Inga of Manitoba, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in Tilston, Manitoba with her family in July 2010.

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