Mary Lenora Petkau
1947 – 2016
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Mary Petkau announces her passing on Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Cranbrook at 68 years of age.
Mary was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on April 18, 1947. She devoted her life to her family as a stay at home mom and had celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversary with Bob in October. She loved animals, enjoyed casino trips with her friends, volunteered for twenty years at the Royal Canadian Legion, always had a smile on her face, was happy and kind and enjoyed helping others. Her only grandchild John was the light of her life. Mary was a beautiful person inside and out.
Mary is survived by her husband Bob Petkau, son Sean (Cindy) Petkau, daughter Karri (Phil) Iddon, grandson John Iddon, sister Lorena (Don) Blair, sister Bonnie Snow, sister-in-law Barb Snow and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Johnena Snow, father Stan Snow, nephew Darryl Snow, brother Bill Snow and great nephew Parker Peters.
A private family gathering to celebrate Mary’s life has taken place. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Mary may do so to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9 or to the: BC Cancer Foundation POG Program, 150, 686 – W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z or to the: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, #150, 6450 – Roberts Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5G 4E1.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: