December 15, 1926 – February 2, 2021
We just told Mama goodbye on Tuesday February 2, 2021. Mary C. Scheie passed away at the Rimbey Long Term Care at the age of 94 years.
Mary was born on December 15, 1926 on the family homestead at Mayerthorpe, Alberta. She joined her family of pioneers to a life of raising bear cubs and other wild creatures. She did all things like picking berries, helping her Dad on the homestead.
She was raised with four brothers and four sisters. After her mother left, she got a step-mother who brought in three children of her own, she was later joined by two half-sisters.
At the age of seventeen Mary left home band went to Duhamel, Alberta to work for her older sister as a nanny. While living at Duhamel she met her soulmate Ken, they later married on December 27, 1946. They had a son, Garfield in 1947, in October 1949 they had a set of twins John & Joan. Dwain came along in 1951 and Fred was born in 1953.
In February of 1950 the family left Duhamel and moved to the Springdale area until 1973 when they moved to Rimbey. What a shock; running water, inside throne, no cows to milk, no pigs, (neighbors) to chase out of the garden.
Mary is predeceased by her husband Ken in 2002, three sisters, four brothers, two sons; Dwain in 1995, Garfield in 2011, her mother Ester Kelday, her father, William Bray in 1968, step-mother Hazel, one step brother Emory and a Great Great Granddaughter Arie in 2013.
Mary is survived by one daughter, Joan (Thomas) Fenwick of Rimbey, Alberta, two sons, John (Melba) Scheie of Sylvan Lake, Alberta and Fred (Ann) Scheie of Rimbey, Alberta, eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. Mary also leaves to mourn one sister Jean of Ontario, two step sisters, Anna of Greencourt and Myrnia of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and numerous nieces and nephews.
In respecting Mary’s wishes there will be no funeral service. At a later date her family will lay her to rest beside her husband Ken Scheie in the West Haven Cemetery.
“Mother went a walking way up in the sky and Ken was waiting just beyond the moon”
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
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