Mary Anne Gustafsson
May 22, 1935 – August 27, 2011
After a long, lengthy battle with cancer, Mary succumbed peacefully on August 27, 2011 in the NRGH Palliative Care Unit with her daughter Susan by her side. Mary was predeceased by her mother, Aleda Etter in 1993. Mary is survived by her daughter, Susan Sampson (Ken) in Nanaimo, BC; three sons: Gary Marsden (Ann) in Wisconsin, USA, Brian Marsden in Duncan, BC, Robert Toft (Linda) in Nanaimo, BC; and her brother, Ted Mitchell (Rose) in McLaughlin, Alberta. Mary had six grandchildren: Aaron, Eric, Shawnel, Kevin, Christopher and Matthew; great grandchildren: Damon, Jade and Dillon whom she loved dearly and unconditionally; and two special friends: Maggie Corbett and Cheryl Baglo. Mary, her personality, and her famous butter tarts will be sadly missed by her family and the numerous people she considered to be friends.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Spry and the Palliative Care Nurses. A special thank you to Tammy and Vi and to the hospice volunteers responsible for making Mary’s final days comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society. There will be no service by request. A private family gathering will follow.
Sands ~ Nanaimo