Addison, Mary Catherine
Mary passed away peacefully on June 9, 2013. Mary will be fondly missed by her brother Hugh (Patricia); nephews, Charles and James; great nieces, Catherine, Heather, Kate, and Erin; as well as Anna Stavrakov and Dr. Susan Edwards, and all her many friends. She was predeceased by her special friend in life, Dr. James Dundas, and her parents Charles and May Addison.
Mary was born in Portland, Oregon, and lived most of her life in West Vancouver. She graduated with a teaching degree from UBC and spent much of her career as a primary school teacher at General Gordon Elementary School in Vancouver. She always got great satisfaction from teaching young children. She travelled extensively throughout her life, including the south seas when that seemed a world away. She took the opportunity upon her retirement to take ocean cruises in many interesting parts of the world with her friends. When she could no longer travel extensively, she was always the first one to sign up for bus excursions from Hollyburn House.
Mary had a practical nature which guided her through her life. She was a devoted friend who always took care to stay in touch or help out when it was required. She will be missed.
Mary's family would like to thank Pauline Thomas for all the help and support she provided to Mary over the last few years. Thanks also to Dr. Maryam Zeineddín for the care she provided to Mary, as well as to the staff at Evergreen House who treated Mary with kindness, professionalism and dignity.
At Mary's request, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC.
For those wishing to share a memory of Mary, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com