October 29, 1922 —September 16, 2005
Remembering Mary Ann…
“She embodied the essence of grace. Naturally generous and helpful beyond measure, she never even knew her kindness was out of the ordinary. She had room at her dinner table for everyone, and we do mean everyone, although sometimes she’d request they bathe before sitting down to eat. She raised more foster kids than we can count during a time when there wasn’t any financial help for doing so. She lived a simple life with very few luxuries and we never heard her complain. Maybe she was your sister, your mother, your aunt or grandma, but she was always your friend. All who’ve known her have been well loved by her. Even now she is preparing a new home for us in the kingdom of heaven where by the grace of God we will be together again.”
Mary Ann was born in Elfros, Saskatchewan to Maggie and Raymond Miller on October 29, 1922. One of twelve children, she was predeceased by brothers Allan, Ebert, Conrad Ray, Elmer and Mike and Valdi and sisters Rosie and Dora. Mary Ann is survived by sister Laurania (Reni) Griffith (Nelson) of Vancouver, brothers Victor Miller (Margaret) of Wadena, Sask., Winfiald Miller (Viola) of Archerwill District, Sask. Also predeceased by son, Robert Alexander Stewart, husband, Charles Alexander Stewart, second husband, Hugh Gordon Attfield and daughter, Patricia Ann Margaret (Del) she leaves daughter, Julia Mae Dixon (Gary O’Brien), son Charles Conrad Stewart (Donna), daughter, Mary Louise Rosendale (Brian) and numerous nieces, nephews, grand children, great-grand children and a great-great-grand child to miss her dearly, as well as close friends Max Connor, Brian and Margaret Oakford and Art and Noreen Simons.
The family requests no flowers, however donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Mary Ann’s name will be gratefully accepted, c/o 1423-B, 16th Avenue, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2C4.
Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Crematorium.
ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES
& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM
and Memorial Chapel
#103-909 Island Highway