Mary Daniels, former long time resident of Chemainus, died peacefully June 29, 2012, in Halton Haven Hospice in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
She was predeceased by her husband Alan in 2005 and is survived by a son and two daughters: Stephen (Kathy), Terry, and Michelle (Angela), and grandchildren: Samantha, Alan John, Kaitlin and Bryce, all in British Columbia; also fondly remembered by brother Richard (Marion), nieces Jean (Ron) and Maureen, and several other relatives in the UK.
Mom was born in Widnes, England in 1925, and married Dad in 1952. They emigrated to Canada in 1954, first settling in Edmonton, then moving to Chemainus in 1966. Mom was formerly employed at St. Joseph’s School in Chemainus and was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for many years. After Dad’s death, Mom decided to move back to her home town in England.
She returned to Widnes in 2007 and lived independently in her home near her UK relatives, until the last couple of weeks of her life. Mom loved a good cup of tea, a brisk daily walk, crossword puzzles, mystery novels, and a few favourite UK television programs.
A service was held July 9 in Widnes, England. Those wishing to do so can donate to Halton Haven Hospice in England at www.haltonhaven.co.uk or the hospice of your choice, in recognition of the wonderful work they do.