Mary Adam Petrie
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Mary Adam Petrie (May, and our Dear “Nana”) passed away on January 14, 2012 at New Horizons in Campbell River with her family at her side. She was born Mary Adam Thomson in Glasgow, Scotland on May 1, 1914 and grew up in the small community of Bearsden. May, an assistant nurse in Scotland, married Norman Ambrose Petrie, a Canadian soldier who was serving in the Canadian Military during WWII. They settled in Powell River in 1945, resided in Brantford, Ontario for 11 years, and then relocated to Campbell River in 1962. May was predeceased by her husband, Norman in 1985, and two sisters in Scotland. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Brooks and husband, Ronald, two granddaughters, Fiona Brooks and Glenna Brooks, niece, Shirley Morris and family, and extended relatives throughout Canada and Scotland.
May was employed at the Campbell River & District General Hospital for sixteen years. She often commented that it was the happiest of all her working years, and that her co-workers became her dearest of friends. During retirement, May liked swimming at Strathcona Gardens where she made new friends. May and Norm enjoyed their fishing and camping trips especially to Buttle Lake and Quadra Island. She spent many years enjoying the view of Discovery Passage and Quadra Island from her porch. May was a spirited soul who loved to travel. Her travels included China, North Africa, Europe, Mexico, and Hawaii as well as many trips back to Scotland. May took a tremendous joy in spending time with her 2 granddaughters as they were the love of her life.
Our family would like to express their special thanks to the staff of New Horizons, especially the 3rd floor staff who cared for May so well. We appreciate your kindness and caring.
A memorial tea will be held at the home of Norma and Ronald Brooks, 1377 Galerno Road, Campbell River on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
“Forever in our thoughts Forever in our hearts”
Condolences may be expressed at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com
Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home