MCLEOD, Mary Ann Middleton (nee Thomson)
2 August, 1916- 27 September, 2011
After a long cheerful battle with old age, Mary passed away quietly at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC. She is survived by her children, David, Neil and Ann Brown as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mary was born and raised in Airdrie, Scotland and got married in Dundee, Scotland. In 1953 Mary and her family moved to Vancouver, BC. A variety of employment opportunities eventually led to a successful career in the hospitality industry. Upon her retirement from Hotel Vancouver, she was invited to Government House in Victoria to train the housekeeping staff. Within the family she was known as the “Queen of Clean”, a direct result of her Scottish upbringing. In the later years she moved to Comox, BC to live in an assisted living facility.
Traveling was a particular pleasure for her and also allowed her to stay close with extended family in the USA. Cruising to Alaska and other places was the pinnacle of her traveling experiences.
Mary was quite outgoing and will be remembered by those she touched on her passage through life. At her request there will be no service.