Mary Ellen Ridewood

Mary Ellen Ridewood (nee Driver) joined her late husband the Rev. Tom Ridewood in the full presence and glory of God on July 15, 2015.

Mary, a full time Mom, Pastor’s wife, Grandma, and Great-Grandma loved generously. Aging gracefully, ever-increasing in joy and inclusiveness, Mary won the hearts of all whom she knew with her beautiful presence, kind spirit, and radiant smile.

Mary, a hard-working, resourceful, and creative girl, grew up on a farm on the Lower Mainland with two brothers, Harry and Gordie. In 1955, she married her true love and lifetime partner Tom. Mary gave birth to four children: Mark, Katherine, Joel, and Peter and, in time, joyfully became Grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mary enjoyed friendships, studying, travel, and cooking wholesome and abundant meals for family gatherings.

Mary had a natural and most peaceful end of life experience, glowing brighter as heaven drew nearer.

The family will gather to give thanks for Mary’s life on

July 30, 2015.