January 23, 1922 – May 20, 2018
at the age of 96 years.
In loving memory of my dear mother Mary Turgeon who passed away peacefully at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC on May 20, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Mary was born in Eagle Bay on January 23, 1922 to John and Anna Whitehead, early pioneers in the area who arrived in 1913. Mary leaves behind her daughter Bonnie and husband Jim Jeffries, foster son Joe Wallin, his wife Maureen, grandsons Kris and Darren, great grandsons, granddaughters, nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Francis, parents John and Anna Whitehead, brothers Nick, Ernie, Bill, Hans, George and John, sisters Wynne, Frances and Barbara and by grandson Rick Wallin.
Mary and Francis were married on February 27, 1943. In 2015 they celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. Mary lived 93 years in Eagle Bay. She moved to Pioneer Lodge in 2015 and in February of 2018 moved to Bastion Place.
Mary enjoyed her family and home, was an excellent cook, loved sewing, needlework and her flower gardens. In her last years of life she enjoyed playing checkers with friends in the care homes, and especially with great great nephew Liam. Mary got her driver’s license when she was in her fifties and a job with home support for a few years.
Many thanks to community care, Pioneer Lodge and Bastion Place for their compassionate care. Mary’s wishes were that there be no funeral. In lieu of flowers please pass on a good deed to someone in her memory.