April 18, 2013

HOODIKOFF, Mary – born January 11, 1926 in Schoenau, Russia, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside, in Campbell River BC on April 18, 2013. She came to Canada with her parents as an infant during a turbulent time in Russia. The family made their way across Canada, finally settling in the Chilliwack area. She met her husband Paul in Vancouver and life led them to living in Oliver, Mount Sheer, Britannia Beach, Squamish, Cache Creek, Penticton and Campbell River.

Mom always got involved with her community. Her love of playing softball kept her young and active, playing with women much younger. She finally retired her spikes at the age of 53. Volunteering to work with young people was a given with Mom. Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, soccer, baseball and Community Club activities were just a few. Her family was very important to her and she was always available to comfort, advise and even admonish if it was needed. Her sense of humour and strength of character showed through to the very end.

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Paul in 1995, her parents and her sister. She is survived by her three children, Richard, Douglas (Cathy) and Debra, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, three brothers and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr Daniels for his years of attention and to the staff of Campbell River Regional Hospital for their unfailing care of Mom these past few months.

Private family service with a Memorial Service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the BC Heart and Stroke fund.

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