Molly STONE

STONE, Molly Ida Lyons (nee Craig)
Passed away gracefully and peacefully into the Lord's open arms, just before midnight on February 27, 2013 at Royal Columbian Hospital. Molly's story began on February 16, 1935 when she was born to Thomas and Agnes Craig near Avola, BC, where she was raised on a farm with her three sisters, Vernetta, Evelyne and Bernice. Her story continued with a move to Vancouver, marriage and the births of her eleven children: Lynda, Robert Allen, Michael, Kenneth, Dale, Elizebeth, Deborah, Jay, Nancy, Jennifer and Francis. Her legacy still continued with the births of nineteen grandchildren, fourteen great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild with another on its way, and will carry on through her children's children until the end of time. Molly was a strong, wise and loving mother with a deep faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, serving him as an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Parish in New Westminster, B.C. She was also an avid gardener with a tender heart for the beauty and strength found in flowers and plants. She was a long-time member and past President of the New Westminster Horticultural Society. How much and how deeply we will miss our mother, grandmother, and very best friend, words cannot possibly express; she loved and was loved, so very much. We know she waits for us with the many who have gone before her, including her beloved sisters Vernetta and Bernice and her darling grandson David; waiting in a heavenly place for her children to come home. Memorial Mass to be held at St. Peter's Parish, 330 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C., on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 2, 2013