Mary Olga Shogan

MAY 8, 1926 – JULY 21, 2014

The family is sad to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, in Nanaimo, at the age of 88.

Mary was born in Zhoda, Manitoba and moved to Toronto as a young woman. She was the proud mother of three children, Judy, David and Alana and stepmother to Bill. In addition to the joy her family brought to her, Mary enjoyed gardening and cooking.

After many visits to Nanaimo to visit her daughter Judy and son-in-law John, Mary decided to relocate to Nanaimo in 1996. Long Lake Chateau became her home for 18 years. She enjoyed playing shuffleboard, cribbage, whist and canasta with her “extended family” at Long Lake. She was a kind, loving and generous woman who touched many, many lives.

Above all else, Mary loved her family and her family of friends. She was predeceased by her mother Elizabeth, sister Evelyn and youngest daughter Alana. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Judy and husband John, her son David, stepson Bill and wife Sandra, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces.

The family would like to thank the managers and staff at Long Lake Chateau, Dr. Colin Walker, the doctors and staff at the Palliative Care Unit and the Hospice Volunteers. We can’t say enough about the kind and loving care that you gave to Mary.

Mary requested that there be no service for her. There will be private family celebrations held in Nanaimo and Ontario.

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