December 17, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Frances Ahlstrom on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Columbia View Lodge surrounded by her family.
Mary is survived by her loving children; Sandra (Chris) Najdek, Keith (Lori) Ahlstrom, and Jeanne (Ernie) Rella, her sister Sophie Partridge, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary Balkovec, her sisters; Ann White, Barbara Stanton and Francis Ferguson, her brothers; John and Frank Balkovec and her granddaughter Katherine Yonge.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with Father Francis dela Cruz, Celebrant. Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. 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 Alzheimer Society of BC at #300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2 or online at www.alzheimer.ca
The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff of Columbia View Lodge for the wonderful care Mary received over the past 11 years.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services