BUCKINGHAM, Laura Mary (Craven)
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Laura "Mary" Buckingham (nee Craven), age 91, of Perth Ontario, passed away in hospital after a brief illness on January 26th , 2014. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Wallace in 2010, and her brother David Craven in 2009. Mary was the cherished aunt of Ronald (Linda) Craven, Kenneth (Lucy Slykerman) Craven, Charles (Susan) Buckingham, Alexander (Grace) Buckingham, Elizabeth (John) Stephenson, Margie (Pat) Coombs, Karyn (John) Kennedy, Cathy Buckingham, Kim Kinnear, Colleen Buckingham and Stephen Buckingham. Mary was born in Medicine Hat Alberta on February 26th, 1922. She served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII and later worked as Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Air Canada. Mary and Donald married on September 18th, 1951. They enjoyed skiing in the Laurentians, boating on the St. Lawrence and travelling across North America in their recreational vehicles. The family would like to thank Mary's close friends and especially Malcolm and Esther MacDiarmid for their support throughout the past four years. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. West, Perth on Friday, January 31st, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., followed by a funeral service in the chapel. Reception will follow the service in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment in the afternoon, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. In remembrance, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W. Perth, Ontario, K7H 2K1 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 28, 2014