It is with sadness, love and thankfulness to God that we say goodbye to our treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Mary, who passed away April 5, 2019 at Cedar Creek Adaptacare at the age of 90 years.
Mary is survived by her children Doug (Erna) Dueck, Brenda (Tom) Metcalfe, Del (Betty) Dueck, Bonnie (Arnie Bartel) Dueck; grandchildren Jenn (Irv) Dick, Jo (Derrick) Laychuk, Travis (Melissa) Dueck, Jamie (Cam) French, Rob Metcalfe, Lana (Jay) Morton, Cory (Melissa Collin) Dueck, Taylor Bartel, Steven (Chelsea Kane) Bartel; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Henry Voth, Abe (Erica) Voth, Dave (Mary) Voth, Neil Voth; sisters Lora Siemens and Erna Schmidt.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Peter; parents; siblings John Voth and Elsie Hubert.
Born in Coaldale, Mary grew up on the Voth family farm until she married and successfully built several farms with her husband Peter, and their children, in the Coaldale area. She and Peter retired to Lethbridge, in the early 90’s. This was the fourth house and yard that Mom lovingly decorated and tendered with her special touch to be yet another home, but this time for her growing family of grandchildren.
She is remembered for her intense love and protection of her children, her talents in gardening, sewing and cooking, and her steadfast work in the fields alongside Peter in the early farming years. She is respected and honored for her never-ending patience, gentleness, and faith, always demonstrated through her daily actions in a totally non-judgmental way.
We are so grateful for her proud and positive relationship with each and every grandchild and were fortunate to see that love and those big smiles extended to her great-grandchildren.
Finally, in summary, Mom: a gentle spirit, a kind and considerate individual, and an inspiring role model.
We are very grateful to the kind and gentle care provided by the staff at Cedar Creek Adaptacare.
A Private Family Graveside will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery.
A Public Celebration of Mary and Peters Lives will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.