Mary slipped peacefully from this life in her home, surrounded by her loving family on December 1, 2011. She was born on February 9, 1935 at Verigin, Saskatchewan, the eldest child of George and Helen Tomilin.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, her younger brother, George Tomilin and her younger sister, Helen Becker. Mourning the loss of Mary are her husband of 57 years, Harry; her children: Patricia (Jack) Quiring, David (Lorie) Rezansoff, Cheryl (Dennis) Smith, Valerie (Rick) Wright; grandchildren: Kristy, Keith, Jason, Tracy, Danielle, Chris, David, Randi, Emily, Dion, Seth, Jennifer, Stefanie, Jeff, Alyssa and Steve; and great-grandchildren: Tao, Sage, Gabrielle and Jordyn; various nieces an nephews; as well as countless others whose lives she touched. She will be sorely missed.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the USCC hall at 10 a.m., on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Interment will be at a later date. Donations in Mary’s name to the Breast Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Grand Forks Funeral Home had care of arrangements.

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