Mary Kathleen Smith (nee Browning)
Mary was born on February 6, 1930 in Vancouver, BC and passed away on May 28, 2013 in Campbell River, BC. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Jack, son Brad (Jean), daughters Shirley, Kathy (Sandy) and Barb (Richard) and grandchildren, Cam and Erin, Caroline and Alison, and Carly and Megan and brother, Robert Browning (Sharon).
Mary attended Normal School in Vancouver and accepted her first teaching position in Creston, BC and later accepted a teaching position in Comox where she met Jack and then relocated to Campbell River. Mary also taught at Campbellton Elementary before starting her family. She returned to teaching after raising her family and taught at Discovery Passage Elementary School. She retired from teaching in 1980.
Mary enjoyed being involved in her community and volunteered for many years with the Red Cross, teaching English as a second language and was a long standing member of Beta Sigma Phi and made many lifelong friendships there. She enjoyed traveling – taking many trips with her husband and treasured time spent with her family.
Our thanks go to Dr. Prinsloo, Dr. Sullivan, the kind staff at the Campbell River General Hospital Cancer Clinic and CR Home Support, all who took wonderful care of Mary.
A Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Monday June 3, 2013 at 11:00am followed by a reception at the Parish Hall.
For those wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.