June 29, 1920 – June 6, 2012
Mary Pass died Wednesday June 6th at the age of 91. She was born in Sheffield, England. During the 2nd World War she was a nurse in London during the Blitz and also worked as a milk recorder in the Women’s Land Army, helping out on farms, while the men were away in military service.
As a young mother of two, she and her husband, Ben emigrated to Canada in1953. They lived in Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver; Mary also lived for many years in Nanaimo. She became a teacher and loved this work, particularly being a school librarian and working with young teenagers. She also loved gardening, photography, bird watching camping, hiking, swimming, reading and listening to classical music.
She leaves behind her children Jennifer (Jack) and John (Theresa) and their families
Thank you to the nursing and care staff at Ocean View, for their devoted care of Mary in the last year.