Mary Lavinia Sawdon (DeWolfe) (Moore)

Mary Lavinia Sawdon (DeWolfe) (Moore)


(DeWolfe) (Moore)

Safe In the Arms of Jesus

June 18, 1928 – February 14, 2013

Mary passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord in Kelowna

at the age of 84,

surrounded by her

loving family. She was born and raised in

Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.  Mary married and moved to Gore, Nova Scotia, where she taught school and

enjoyed milking her

Holstein cows. She moved to Calgary,

Alberta in 1975, where she worked for the CIBC and met her future husband, Bill Sawdon. They were

married in 1987 and retired to Kelowna in 1989. She was predeceased by her parents David and Marion Moore,

sisters Francis (Lorne) Helpard, Clara (Eddy) Geddes

and Barbara (Robert) Faulkner.  Mary is survived by

sisters Margaret (Freddie) Martini, Elenore (Lorne) Frame, and Anna Ruth Moore; brothers David (Judy) Moore and Henry (Marie) Moore; daughter Marion (Dannel) DeWolfe; son Clyde (Jennifer) DeWolfe; grandson Cody.  As well as the Sawdon family, Martin (Linda), Bruce (Sherry), Louise (Randy), Gary (Billie); grandchildren Julann, Kim, Thato,

Anna, Nicole, Becky, Philip, Tshepho, Mosetsana and

great grandchildren Tristan and Aiden. A memorial service officiated by Reverend Richard Chung will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  In lieu of

flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer

Society. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Clark

and the staff at Orchard Manor for their love and care

provided to Mary during her time there. 

Interment in Nova Scotia to be held at a later date.


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