Dec. 19, 1928 – Feb. 25, 2011
Mary Berkshire born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec 19.1928. Mary passed away at home with her family at her side. Loving life partner of 62 years to Laurence Berkshire. Cherished mother of Dan Berkshire and Kristie Woodrow (Neil), grandmother to Chettie Macdonald (Warren Colegrave) and Sachen Macdonald (Bill Heaton). Great grandmother to Evan and Georgia Colegrave, Wyatt Macdonald and Emmylou Heaton. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.
Mary was raised with her parents and sister in Salt Lake City, until she was orphaned at 5 years old. She then moved to Seattle Washington where she was raised by her Uncle and Aunt.
Mary met her future husband Larry at the University of Washington after WWII, married and then moved to Enumclaw, Washington to raise their family.
In 1967 Mary and her family immigrated to Canada finally settling on Quadra Island where she lived a peaceful quiet life in her “Island Nest” for 38 years.
Mary and Larry left their Island home in 2006 due to health concerns to move to the Comox Valley to be closer to family and medical care.
The family wishes to extend their special thanks to Dr. Mark Woldnik, VIHA Home Care and Nursing support teams, “We Care” Private Nurses, Nicole and Denise and Mrs. Pat Gonyer for her care and attention
A private family celebration of life will take place in the near future.
Donations in Mary’s memory to the Comox Valley Hospice Society would be appreciated.