Mary CLARE

Mary CLARE

CLARE Mary Ellen. Mary Ellen Clare born January 12, 1953 in New Westminster. After a courageous battle with cancer, Mary passed away peacefully at Abbotsford Regional Hospital with friends and family by her side on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Mary was raised in Surrey, BC, graduated from Kelowna Secondary and for the last 15 years worked at HSBC where she had the fortune of making many long lasting friendships. She was the middle of five children born to the late Martin and Bertha Flynn, and is survived by her loving husband Warren Clare. Mary will forever be remembered by her children Tina Clare and Rick (Allison) Clare and her sister Gail (Ray) Burns and brother Jim (Faye) Flynn and treasured granddaughter Lola as well as her beloved dogs Cocoa and Bailey – along with countless great friends and family whom were blessed to know her. Mary was pre-deceased by her sister Cathy English and brother Patrick Flynn. Mary loved her family – laughing, having fun with friends whether playing slow pitch, golf ,working in her garden or camping in Bigbie with command of the fire poker! Mary touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her sense of humour and consideration for those around her all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday, July 24th, at 1:00 pm at The Sandman Hotel, 32720 Simon Ave Abbotsford BC. Entrance is next to the Denny’s Restaurant “Meetings Room Entrance”. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Abbotsford hospice society. The family would also like to express their thanks to the terrific doctors and nurses at the Tertiary unit at ARH for the wonderful care and treatment Mary received. Their thoughtfulness and caring touched them eternally. Chris, Kari, Jayne, Christa, Cheyne, Dr. Stuart Brown words cannot fully express what you did for Mary.


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