Mary passed away peacefully at Brandt’s Creek Mews in Kelowna, BC on the morning of September 23rd. Mary was born in Mayook, B.C, the youngest daughter of Mary and Basil Bulkot, immigrants from Skola, Poland who arrived in Canada in the early 1900’s. Mary was raised on her family homestead farm in Mayook and upon graduation she moved to Cranbrook where she worked at the local newspaper. In 1949 she married the love of her life, John Dunbar and they raised four children together. Over the years they would live in 5 provinces as John’s career in the RCAF had them moving every time they seemed to have settled in. In 1973 they retired to Kelowna to enjoy their remaining years together. While in Kelowna Mary was an avid gardener, enjoyed a hobby business making dry flower arrangements, and excelled annually winning over 20 blue ribbons for her food and craft entries in the Peachland Fall Fair. Mary is

predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, John and her sisters Katherine Anderson, Anne Lancaster, and Staffie Citra, all of Cranbrook, BC. She is survived by her son Jay – wife Swan, granddaughter Sonya & husband Andrew, great grandsons Kaden, and Nathan, and grandson Danny; Son Tim – granddaughter Valerie Joy and husband Ryan; Son Dan, Rose, granddaughter Amy and husband Noah; Son Michael and grandson Glenn; and her sister Laura Godderis, of Cranbrook, her sister-in-law Mary Jansen, of Kelowna, and her many nieces, nephews and their families. A service for Mary will be held in Cranbrook on July 13, 2016, interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery, where she will join her husband John. Go well Mom/Grandy. Services in Cranbrook entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. If you would like to make a memorial donation, please consider the Chronic Pain Association of Canada ( or a charity of your choice.

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