Mary Schultz passed away suddenly on December 21, 2011 in Vernon, B.C., at the age of 85. Mary was born in Swift Current, SK, on January 9, 1926. Mary spent most of her life as a housewife and mother to her eight children. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband Abe and their many grandchildren. Mary was survived by seven daughters Kathy Brunner (Rockey Mtn. House, AB), Elaine Hilbert (Rocky Mtn. House, AB), Esther Derksen (Ashcroft, B.C.), Dorothy Derksen (Burns Lake, B.C.), Bertha Jorde (Vernon, B.C.), Donna Funk (Hinton, AB), Janet Douglas (Parksville, B.C.); Mary was survived by one son Ray Schultz (Kamloops, B.C.), many grandchildren, great grandchildren.
Loss of Mother Poem
Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister,
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone,
and give them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much,
I want to leave you something –
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I’ve known,
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart,
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most,
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that’s left of me is love,
give me away as best you can