A longtime resident of Iroquois, Mary Elizabeth Ace died peacefully at the Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville, on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was in her 91st year.
Mary was born in Swansea, Wales, to the late John and Sarah Ace (Wheale) and came to Canada with her family in 1926.
She attended Dundela Public School and Iroquois High School. Mary began her career, in the early 1940’s, with the Federal Government (Stats Can) and remained until she retired in the late seventies. In 1990, she moved to Iroquois.
Mary loved watching the river from her front porch, she loved animals and always had at least two cats. Mary travelled often until she retired, and loved be with family.
Due to ill health, she moved to Sherwood Park Manor in 2009, where she remained until her passing.
Mary is survived by her dear sister-in-law, Hazel Ace of Iroquois.
She was predeceased by her brothers Wallace, Dick, Clifford, Albert, her sister Eileen Merkley, her sister-in-law Lola Ace and her nephew Jack Ace.
Mary will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews; Wally Ace, David Ace, Debbie Ace, Linda Scrivens, Pat Ace, Nancy Ace and by several great nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois, on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. The service was conducted by Rev Sue McCullough. Interment followed at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery in Iroquois.
Pallbearers were Wally Ace, David Ace, Jason Wagner, Jerry Wagner, Tom Holmes, Bryce Fournier, Andrew Hart and Paul Petersen.
Donations to St. John’s Anglican Church or the Sherwood Park Manor would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.