Mary Assels (Davidson)
Passed on April 8, 2022
Mom passed away peacefully on April 8, 2022 at Goodwin Lodge. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Earl, her parents, her brother Malcolm, Sister Kathy, son-in-law, Ray, and special friend Ken. Left to mourn her loss are her children Rhona (Chuck), Sharon and friend Wray, and son Ray (Marian), grandchildren Darren, Devon, Kris, Trevor, Drew and Kyle, great-grandchildren Josh, Ashley, Noah and Kira, her beloved sister, Nancy and sister-in-law, Sheila.
Mom was born on August 29, 1928 in Stony Mountain. Her parents immigrated from Scotland. Mom was very proud of her Scottish heritage. She met our dad after he returned from WWII; they married living on a farm in the Stony Mountain area until moving to the Gunton area, owning Greenwood Garage. They made many friends, attended many dances and functions at the Gunton Hall, both working on the hall board. Dad and mom spent many winters in Florida enjoying fishing and golfing.
After our dad passed away in 1980, mom moved to Teulon and started working as a Health Care Aide at Goodwin Lodge, where she loved working with the elderly. She made many friends and often talked about the times when she worked there. Mom travelled to Texas and Arizona and made a special trip with her brother to Scotland to the Isle of Lewis where her parents came from. She enjoyed many trips to Halifax to visit her sister, Nancy.
In later years mom met Ken. Their love of dancing took them to several community halls around the area, and they would be up dancing as soon as the band started to play. Mom became a member of the Red River Cloggers and performed clogging at many events in the area, attending the Nashville Clogging Conventions numerous times. Mom’s other passions were playing the organ, knitting and crocheting toques, scarves, sweaters and making many baby outfits for all her grandchildren and attending her grandchildren’s hockey games and school concerts. Mom made the best chocolate chip cookies and pies.
The family would like to recognize the excellent care mom received in the last years of her life in the Teulon Hospital and Goodwin Lodge. Thanks to all the wonderful staff that showed such kindness to mom. Special thanks to Dr. Loudon for his care, also to Ken Loehmer and staff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in mom’s memory to Teulon Goodwin Lodge.
Respecting mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. A private family interment will take place.
You were a wonderful mother and we will love you forever, once again you are with dad where you were always the happiest. We have lost a loving mother and our children have lost a loving grandmother and great grandmother.
Farewell dear mother, thy work is o’er, Thy willing hands will toll no more A loving mother, kind and true No one on earth we’ll find like you.
To Rhonda, Sharon, Ray and families. May your treasuered memories keep your Mom forever in your hearts. Knowing and sharing many good times with Mary was an honour for us. Quiet spoken, loving and understanding were just a few of her wonderful qualities. Mary will be missed by many of her friends she made over the years. We hope knowing that many others care will give you comfort. A life well lived and a special place in our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. R I P Mary.
Leonard and Josie Lindley
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