Mary passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on March 30, 2015. She was born in Wayne, Alberta, July 28, 1927, to Anthony and Mary Torresan. She grew up near Lac La Biche, Alberta, where the family owned a farm in Venice. She moved to Trail in 1943, attended business college, then worked for Canada Employment. She met the love of her life, Stan, married in 1948, and devoted the rest of her life to Stan and their four children. Mary loved to bowl, play bingo, and spend time with her community group, the Green Gables Ladies Club. Later in life, after Stan retired, they travelled together across Canada, to Australia, Japan, and Alaska. Mary spent many hours in the kitchen creating delicious feasts and was noted for her fabulous spaghetti and meatballs. She and Stan also hosted numerous bus tours to Reno. However their greatest love together was spending many afternoons competing for fish in the Arrow Lakes and chasing golf balls around Champion Lakes Golf Course.
She is predeceased by her beloved Stan, her parents, brother Nick, brother Paul and sister Valley. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sister Vicky, brother Mike, and her four children, Wayne (Irene), Denis (Penny), Mary Lynn (John) and Paul. She is also remembered with love by her two most important treasures, grandchildren Steve (Melanie) and Jenna.
The family would like to give special thanks to the angels who helped her on her journey since losing Stan in 2009: Community Care Nurses, staff at Rosewood Village, and most recently the amazing, caring staff at Columbia View Lodge Special Care Unit. Thanks as well for many years of care by Dr. Phillips and more recently, Dr. Richard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish on Tuesday April 7, at 10:30 am. With Fr. Bart van Roijen officiating. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation services entrusted with arrangements.
Donations in her memory may be left to The
Special Care Unit at Columbia View Lodge in Trail, 2920 Laburnum Drive, V1R 4N2.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca