Passed away peacefully at her home, Ziman House, Reefton on May 8th, 2019 aged 82. Dearly loved wife of the late John, cherished mum and mother-in-law of Pam & Jim Birchfield, Stephen & Nikki, Alan, Ian & Kazim, and the late Ken, special mum of Danny, devoted nana of her 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, a loved sister and sister-in-law of Rosalie & John (dec) Carson, Dawn & Bob Barrett, George (dec) & Marie White, and the late Johnny White, and Sam White, a loved sister-in-law of Bill & Yvonne (dec) Shaw, Albert ‘Tiger’ & Anne Shaw, and the late Millie & Ian Anderson, Walter Shaw, and Margaret & Jim Shaw, a respected foster-mum, aunty, cousin and a friend of many. The family would like to acknowledge the staff and residents of Ziman House for their wonderful friendship, care and support of Mary. Donations to the Residents’ Fund at Ziman House would be appreciated and can be made at the Service or posted to P O Box 68, Reefton 7851. Messages to 24 School Drive, Ngahere, Dobson RD 1 7872.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held in the William Sampson Memorial Chapel on Monday at 1pm followed by cremation here on the Coast at the Westland Crematorium.