Browett, Mary Helen (nee Vayda). July 11, 1933 – April 16, 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Browett. Mary passed away April 16, 2011 at Ridge Meadows Hospital with her family by her side.
She will be missed by her husband of 53 years, Frank; son Darren; daughter-in-law Helena; the sunshine’s of her life Mackenzie and Mikaila; brother John; sister-in-law Arlene; and their daughters Cathy and Colleen and her extended family in Canada, the United States and England. Mary was long time resident of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, and was chosen Miss Pitt Meadows in 1946. As a newlywed, Mary moved to England and returned to Canada in 1969. Upon Mary’s return, she worked at the Haney branch of the Bank of Montreal. After Mary left the bank, she worked as a travel agent, and travelled to different parts to the world and shared those experiences with her family, friends and clients. Mary made a number of friendships that continued long after she finished working. In her later years, Mary spent her time gardening, walking the dogs (Simba and Nala) and with her grand children, who she spoiled every chance she got, which was almost everyday. Mary also organized monthly luncheons/reunions with her friends from the bank and from her high school days. Mary was a beautiful person, whose gentle manner and kindness will be remembered forever and missed by all that knew her. Special thank you to Dr Mentz whose care and compassion made a difference in Mary’s final days. Upon Mary’s request, there will not be a service, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Lung Association in Mary’s name. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mapleridge funeral.ca