APLAS, Mary Kathleen
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February 16, 1933 - December 27, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Aplas. She is survived by her her loving husband Karl of 60 years, her 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and extended family. There are many close friends who loved Mary as a second mother. Mary had a wonderful gift of meeting people and turning them into lifelong friends. A constant stream of visitors stayed at "Hotel Aplas." Mary was diagnosed with leukemia last January, and her many friends made her final year memorable for her. She remarked "It's been the best year of my life." The family thanks one and all for all the love and support shown to Mary and Karl. Special thanks to neighbours Tina, Werner and Kimiko. Mary will be missed by all. A celebration of life will be held at Van Dusen Gardens, "Floral Room", 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, on Saturday, January 26 from 1 - 3 pm.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2013