Mabel passed away quietly in the early morning at home with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. She was predeceased by her son, Richard; her brothers, Charley and Stan; and her parents, Harry and Edith. She leaves behind her daughter, Pat; husband, Duane Partee; daughter-in-law, Betty Marriott; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mabel was born in New Westminster, BC. Over her lifetime, she lived in BC, Washington, Missouri, and California. She had a gift for crafting, which included applying fabric to WWII aircraft and helping develop early life preservers for pilots, designing signs for a department store, working as director of crafts for a retirement home and the former Narco Centre in Nanaimo, and creating many gifts for family and friends.
Her friendly greetings, warm smile, and cheerful laughter made her a friend to all who met her. She had a talent for wit and humour, making wise cracks that made everyone laugh. She was gentle, generous, and kind – a wonderful mother, grandparent, and friend.
Family Celebration of Life will be held in the early spring.
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