Obituary of Mary Wright
August 1, 1930 - Willingdon, Alberta
October 13, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta
Mary Wright of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the age of 91 years, after a life well-lived.
Mary was born on August 1, 1930 to Pearl and John Gawreliuk in the District of Willingdon, northern Alberta. She was raised with brothers, Steve and John.
Mary valued education, and attended local public school, and high school in Lamont, and business school at Alberta College, Edmonton. She spent her early working years at Imperial Oil and Mobil Oil. Mary married Delbert in 1954, and they shared their love with daughters, Carol and Deanne.
Mary enjoyed her flowers, sewing blankets for the homeless, and always had a helping hand for others; giving generously to many causes and individuals. Mary and Del travelled all over the world together but held a special place in their hearts for time spent in Maui with dear friends. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and friendship.
Mary is survived by daughters, Carol (Dennis) Arneson of St. Albert and Deanne Wright (Allan Cole) of Toronto, and grandson Keegan Arneson of St. Albert. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Del Wright in 2010.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to the Calgary Drop-In Centre Address, 1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P8, Telephone: 403.263.5707 https://calgarydropin.ca/donate/, or to the Women In Need Society, 134 – 71 Avenue Fisher Park S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2H8 Telephone: (403) 255-7514 https://www.winsyyc.ca/donate-goods, or to the Lakeview United Church (3023 – 63rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB), Telephone: (403) 242 – 5760 https://www.lakeviewunitedchurch.ca/take-action .
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In living memory of Mary Wright, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.