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Mary Chow



Mary Chow passed away peacefully on June 4, 2012 after suffering a stroke. Mourning her loss are her children, Tina-Lynn Chau (Ron), Marilyn (Mike Fox), Ross (Kathy Semple), and Lauralyn (Mike Sword); and her grandchildren, David Chau, Sarah Fox, Duncan and Emily Chow. She was predeceased by her daughter, Jocelyn in 1965, husband, Sam in 1990, and grandson, Robert Chau in 1999. She is also survived by her sister, Alice Louie-Byne, and brother, Kay Quon (Jeannie) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Calgary on June 26, 1926, Mary was a cheerful giver a kind-hearted soul who loved a good laugh. She loved her family, especially her beloved grandchildren, and her church family, having faithfully served at the Edmonton Chinese United Church since marrying Sam in 1950. A cancer survivor and a lifelong learner, at the time of her passing, Mary was an avid gardener, a Tai Chi enthusiast, a member of the Orchid Society of Alberta, a lifetime member of the Orchid Species Preservation Foundation, a member of the Chinese Seniors Recreation Society, and a long standing member of the Wild Rose Ramblers walking group.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 114 Street, Edmonton, with Rev. Peter Lim officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute or the University Hospital Foundation. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff on Unit 4A2 of the U of A Hospital for the excellent care Mary received after her stroke.

In Loving Memory of
Mary Chow
(Maiden: Quon)
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Memorial Service
Friday, June 8, 2012
1:30 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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