Mary Ellen Ridewood

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.

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