It is with our deepest sadness that we announce her passing on Oct 29, 2015, at Victoria Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Oct 25, 1945 in North Hatley, Quebec she married the love of her life, Don, on Aug 26, 1967. With their two sons, John and Scott, they lived in many parts of Canada before settling in the Courtenay area. A well-respected breeder of champion Yorkshire Terriers, for decades, she was well-known across the Northwest dog show world and spent most her time working for the betterment of purebred dogs. Her legacy of breeding lines spans the globe. She was also a long-time volunteer for the Vancouver Island Music festival.
She was often found cooking up a storm in her kitchen or running out the door, in the middle of the night, to help a fellow breeder with a sick puppy or a difficult delivery. She will be remembered for her unending willingness to help others (but also suffering no fools) and her eternal love affair with chocolate.
There will be no service, at Mary Lou’s request.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Yorkie Rescue at: http://www.cyta.ca/CYTAR.html