GOWER-REES, Mary On October 17, 2011 the world lost an extraordinarily gentle, gracious lady. Mary was born in England on July 12, 1917. After the Second World War she trained and then worked as a supervisor in pediatrics and obstetrics at Montreal Children's Hospital. A long time resident of Beechwood, she used her nursing degree to assist with yearly flu shots. Mary was an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer at Saanich Peninsula Hospital for many years. Mary's strong faith was very important to her. She volunteered with St. Mary's Church Altar Guild. Mary was a fine artist, and her needlework was superb. She spent many hours on her loom work which she donated to fundraising efforts. Mary generously supported numerous charitable causes. She loved to travel and experience new adventures. Her twinkling eyes and quick smile always brought friendship and fun to all her friends and everyone she met. During her lifetime she selflessly helped so many people. She will truly be missed. A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 1973 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton, on Wednesday, November 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 641947
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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2011