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Mary MacGregor

April 3, 2015

Mary Dianne MacGregor, (nee Giles) born July 9th, 1946 in Duncan, BC passed peacefully on April 3rd, 2015 after a long battle with MS. Mary will be reunited with her Mother Megan, Father William and younger brother Robin.

Although Mary will be missed, she will live on in the fond memories of her loving husband Paul, her daughters Paula (Bill), Alanna (Mark), Patricia (Jake), Brenda (Richard), her seven grandchildren Jordan, Ben, Sage, Kody, Wade, Talina, Brekkan, siblings Dave, Rosie, Dot and her many nieces and nephews.

Mary loved the ocean, and the great outdoors. She enjoyed frequent camping trips, climbing mountains and building sandcastles. After losing her mobility, Mary continued to enjoy the great outdoors through photos and treasures, collected by her children and


Mary always placed the highest value on community and went through great lengths to establish strong connections; she was a leader with Guides Canada, a Sunday school teacher, member of the Ocean Falls Women’s Auxiliary and Legion and was a founding member of Kitimat MS Association.

Mary’s community involvement went far beyond

formal organizations- she was a regular helper at school, the back yard became a regular gathering spot for the kids in the neighborhood and she was always involved in helping the less fortunate. Even in her last days Mary found a way to knit scarves for those in need.

Her strength and compassion set an incredible

example for everyone around her. Despite enduring great hardship, Mary was always the first to remind everyone that we should be thankful for what we have.

Celebration of Life Service will be held in Telford’s Funeral Centre, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 1:00pm. In memory of Mary, condolences may be offered to the family at