Mabel Irene MERCER (nee HANCOCK)

MERCER(nee HANCOCK), Mabel Irene

Dec. 19, 19 16 — May 15, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Mabel Mercer announces her passing, at the age of 96. Born and raised in Nanaimo, Mabel is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, John, and siblings Rose Goldsby, Tom Hancock and Mary Weston. She is survived by her daughters Eileen (Ian) Mitchell and Barbara (Thomas) Cleugh; grandchildren Brad Mitchell and Allison Mitchell, Janis (Harry) Warren and Heather (Jeff) Cox; and great-grandchildren Alisa, Jenelle, Julianne and Fraser. Mabel was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star (Crescent chapter #10) in Nanaimo and she enjoyed gardening and sharing her fruits, vegetables and flowers with everyone. Her garden was the pride of the neighbourhood. At 83, Mabel moved from Nanaimo to Coquitlam to be with her family. She was an example of strength and dignity, and always had a smile and twinkle in her eye. We are blessed to have had Mom/Nana in our lives for so long. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Belvedere Care Home in Coquitlam, where she resided for three years.

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