Mary Kawchuk was born in a farmhouse near Wakaw, Saskatchewan on November 10, 1911. She was the oldest of twelve children in the family. She moved to Vancouver in 1943, where she married Robert Pickering in 1945. They moved to Beach Camp Englewood in 1946, where Bob worked for Canfor. Their son Thomas was born in 1947. They lived at Beach Camp until 1959, then moved to Vancouver. After Bob’s death in 1979, Mary moved to Campbell River where she lived happily until she passed away on January 27, 2014. She was fortunate to be able to stay in her own home until a few days before she died. Through her long life she made many friends and kept in contact with them over the years. She is survived by her son Tom (Janet), three sisters: Jane, Nell and Stella, her brother Joe, and many nieces and nephews.
Donations in her name can be given to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services, Campbell River, 250-287-3366