Mary DePremio

Mary DePremio

DePremio, Mary – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our wife, mom, nona and friend on December 31, 2012.

Mary is survived by her husband of 50 years Armando, her children Bernice (Rick), Lee (Deb), Brenda (Scott) and her grandsons Jordin and Morgan. Mary is also survived by her siblings Gina (Elio), Etchie, her sister-in-law Eleanor and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Spuds, Chippo, Gino and Fritz.

Mary was born October 1, 1929 in Trail BC and spent her entire life in Trail. She grew up with her 5 brothers and sister on Rossland Avenue. She went on to work at Cominco and met and married the love of her life Mando, settling down in their new home in Glenmerry to start a family.

Mary was very true to her faith and religion spending many hours volunteering throughout the community and belonged to the Catholic Women’s League of Canada and the Colombo Lodge, always making sure there was time for others.

Mary loved travelling and had numerous trips with her friends, her family as it grew and with her husband Mando when he retired.

She was extremely proud of her children and shared her love of the outdoors and nature with her two grandsons at Christina Lake, where she formed a special bond spending every summer with them. She was excited to watch the two of them grow and took great pride in sharing their experiences and achievements in life.

Mary was an avid gardener and loved spending time with her flowers, she loved to bake and share her delicious goods with everyone that she came in contact with. She touched and blessed every person that she met and even near the end, still made sure others were taken care of before herself.

The family would like to thank the physicians and staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and the staff and residents of Rosewood Manor for their kind and compassionate care during this very difficult time.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Trail on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:30 am with Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Mary’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at or to a charity of your choice.

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