Mary Isabel Burchell
April 8, 1922 – June 12, 2007
Mary Isabel Burchell passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 12, 2007
at Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay, B.C.
Predeceased by her parents Edward and Margaret Clark of Merville, brothers Alex, Jimmy and sister Margaret. Mary is survived by and will be lovingly missed by her husband Len of 58 years, daughters Marilyn (Rick) Harris, Gloria (Randy) Rickson, grandchildren, Michael, Shelly, Russell and Jennifer, sister In-Law’s Betty Emblem, Theda Clark and Bobbie Clark.
Mary was born in Comox and raised on her parents strawberry farm on Bates Beach Road in Merville. Mary attended Merville School. Mary and Len were married on July 20, 1949 at Comox Anglican Church and built their home on Robb Road and lived there for 25 years before moving to Courtenay in 1973. Mary worked at Eaton’s, and at the Courtenay B.C.Telephone office. Mary also volunteered for several years at Comox Elementary School library reading to students and making sure that they always had a book to take home to read.
Mary loved her garden, dancing, fishing, camping and their yearly winter trips to Maui and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #160 Comox Ladies Auxiliary.
Mary’s family wishes to express appreciation for the care she received at Glacier View Lodge and in particular, the extraordinary care and support from all of the special care nurses and special care staff along with the support from Dr. Silcox.
In lieu of flowers donations greatly appreciated to Glacier View Lodge Special Care Unit, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 8B5
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 23, 2007 at the Upper Comox Legion Hall, 1825 Comox Avenue at 1:00 p.m.