It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Gwendoline Clarkson (formerly of Edmonton, AB, and Salt Spring Island, BC) at the age of 93 at the Fort McMurray Northern Lights Regional Hospital.
Mary was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada in 1951.
Mary was predeceased by her husband James in 1984. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her loving family, sons Rod (Eva), Edmonton, AB, Peter (Sharon), Fort McMurray, AB, Douglas, Edmonton, AB, and grandson Colin, Edmonton, granddaughters Erin Zaharchuk, Fort McMurray and Kerri (Jeff Gourlie), Edmonton and great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Zaharchuk, Fort McMurray, as well as numerous friends and family in Scotland.
Mary was a life member for Seniors of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #92.
The family would like to thank Dr. Taiwo, Dr. Worry and Dr. Sehornik for their care and compassion during the last two weeks. We would also like to express extreme gratitude and appreciation to the nurses and staff of the NLRH for their loving care and kindness shown to Mary during her stay in the hospital since last October.
Mary resided in Rotary House Fort McMurray from February, 2001 to October 2007 and as per her wishes a tea in her memory will be held there on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm.
Mary will be cremated and her ashes will be buried alongside her husband James on Salt Spring Island, BC during a private family service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to Fort McMurray Rotary House.
Care and Arrangements First Memorial Funeral Services-Harmony Chapel, 10541-81st Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1X7