Mary Alice Mainland (Craigie) Misner

Mary Alice Mainland Misner (Craigie) 18 March 1939 - 3 November 2012 Passed away at home after a long illness bravely fought. Born in Rousay, Orkney Isles, Scotland. Mary was a primary teacher and taught in Orkney and Aberdeen before immigrating to Canada in 1967. She taught with passion and devotion in Surrey BC where her cheerful disposition and sense of humour were enjoyed by students and coworkers alike. Later in life Mary discovered line dancing, new friends, and a new outlet for her keen sense of fun. She loved to travel and adventures were found around every corner. Mary was devoted to her family and we loved our "Gagoo". She leaves behind a daughter, Grace, grandchildren Moira and John, brother Stuart (Jean), stepchildren Joanne, Susan, Wayne, and Gary and their children, our good friend Jack, as well as many family in Scotland and friends everywhere. Mary will be missed by all those whose lives she touched; her perseverance against adversity is an example to us all. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, 16 November 2012, at the Carmen United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC. Donations are welcomed to the Chilliwack SPCA.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 13, 2012