In her 91st year, Mary Letham passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
Born in Grand Falls New Brunswick, at the age of eight Mary moved with her parents and sisters to Vancouver. The family lived in Kerrisdale where Mary attended McGee High School and eventually graduated from UBC with a degree in Social Work. In 1944 she married Bert Letham and upon his graduation from dental school they moved together to Whitehorse. They spent five years in the Yukon before moving to Salmon Arm where they raised their family of four boys.
For over 60 years, Mary was active in the Salmon Arm community as a Kinette member. She was also a founding member of the Blind Bay Painters and remained active in the arts community until her final days.
Mary is survived by sons: Brad (Kathy) of Nelson, Chris (Tina) of Salmon Arm, and Phil (Doreen) of Nanaimo; seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Camie, Ryan, Luke, Brittany, Bryn, and Eric; great-grandchildren: Blake, Nolan, Saffron and Mira. She was predeceased by husband Bert, son Clive and sisters Eleanor and Dorothy.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th at First United Church in Salmon Arm.
Donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Shuswap Community Foundation.