ADAIR, Mary Ethel (nee Rainey)
On January 22, 2019, Mary Adair passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre in Calgary Alberta. Mary was born on June 23,1927 in Toronto, Ontario. She was the oldest of 2 children, one brother. Mary spent most of her youth in Toronto, but her father was in the military and they did spend some time in Quebec. She was a Girl Guide and attended Danforth Technical school where she studied as a dressmaker. She eventually moved to Edmonton with a group of friends and met her future husband (Barney) at a social in Sylvan Lake. They reconnected in Edmonton and married in 1949. The marriage was blessed with 3 children, daughters Robin and Debi, and son Brian. Mary worked in the banking industry off and on until her retirement. Barney re-enlisted in the RCAF and they spent most of their married life moving from base to base eventually landing in Portage La Prairie where they stayed until they both retired. On retirement they enjoyed travelling in Airstream caravans and spent many winters travelling the southern US and Mexico. When their travelling days were over, they moved to Ladysmith, British Columbia. Barney passed away in 2007 and Mary moved to Airdrie, Alberta in 2008 to be close to her daughters. Mary enjoyed crafts, sewing, dancing and especially card games. She also enjoyed spending time with her 6 grandchildren and her 3 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband William Bernard; parents John and Mary Rainey; and brother Bill Rainey. She is survived by her 3 children, Robin Mundrick (Donald), Debi Carbert (George), Brian Adair (Terry); 6 grandchildren, Christine Landry (Eric), Michael Blenkarn, BJ Carbert (Lauren), Kyle Carbert (Amanda), Akeam Adair and Unique Adair; 3 great grandchildren, Sophia Landry, Connor Landry and Madeleine Carbert.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Friends of the Colonel Belcher Society (Calgary Health Trust – FOCBS Fund, 1939 Veterans Way NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 5Y8. (focbs.ca/Donations.html).
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the staff at the Colonel Belcher.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Mary Ethel Adair January 22nd 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Airdrie, Province: Alberta