Mary Maude McKinnon
May 2, 1919 – October 31, 2018
The family of Mary McKinnon, sadly announce that Mary passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Glenmore Lodge in Kelowna, BC
Mary was predeceased by her husband Robert, (Bob) in 2010; two sisters, and two brothers in Northern Ireland, and son-in-law Lorne Dennison. She is survived by her sister Nellie Gibson, of Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland; daughters Kathleen Dennison, Ann Klapstein (Roy) and Loreen Weatherly (Larry).
She will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren, Carol Dennison (Glen), Robert Dennison (Susan), Debbie Anderson (Richard), Richard Anderson (Yashoda), Wendy Weatherly (Michel) and Craig Weatherly.
Mary also leaves 10 great grandchildren; Alexis Gaudet, Rylan Gaudet, Andrew Dennison (Carol), Nathan Dennison (Katie), Rebecca Staley, Alison Staley, Sarah Staley, Madhava Anderson, Charlie Dennison and one great-great grandson Owen Dennison.
An Irish war bride, Mary came to Canada in 1946, starting out in Tisdale Saskatchewan, then Willow River BC before settling in Prince George on Dogwood Street in 1948 where she and Bob raised their family before relocating to Kelowna in 2002.
While living in Prince George, Mary was very involved with St. Giles Presbyterian Church. She is also a lifetime member of the Prince George Figure Skating Club. She was a volunteer accountant for the Canadian Figure Skating Association, and received the “Dogwood Award” in 1984 for meritorious service to figure skating. Mary and Bob were also Prince George Ambassadors, volunteering at the Prince George Airport.
The family would like to thank the Glenmore Lodge Staff for their wonderful care for Mary, for the past year and half. Also thanks to the many friends and family who supported us through Mary’s journey.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangement entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Maude McKinnon 2018..