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Mary Shopland

April 7, 2016
Westfield Republican

Shopland, Mary M.C. Marten, UEL, of Westfield, New York and formerly of St. Catharines and Grimsby Ontario, died peacefully March 31, 2016 in her 91st year.

She was the beloved wife of Norman John Shopland for 63 years. She will be sadly missed by her children John (Wendy) of Columbia, Missouri; Jane Shopland of Invermere, British Columbia; Barb (Lisa) of Horseshoe Valley, Ontario and Elizabeth (Fred) of Windermere, British Columbia, Mary's grandchildren, Ian, Mackenzie, Tannis and Riley, brother, Harold Westwood Marten (Carol) and nieces, Joanne Day (Darryl) and Patricia Marten.

In 1947 Mary graduated from the Toronto General Hospital School for Nurses. She then worked for the Victorian Order of Nurses in St. Catharines until her marriage in 1952. She very much enjoyed her nursing career.

Throughout her life she had many interests including home-making, child-raising, gardening, music, badminton, tennis and reading. She kept up a lively correspondence with friends and relatives at home and abroad.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday (April 6, 2016) at 2 p.m. in St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Westfield. At a later date, a burial service will be held in St. John's Anglican Church in St. Catharines, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paterson Library or St. Peter's Episcopal Church, both in Westfield, would be greatly appreciated.

The family would like to express their warmest wishes to all the people of Westfield who made Mary Shopland's life pleasant for 43 years.

"A life is not a blaze of sudden glory won, but just an adding up of days in which God's will is done."

The Freay Funeral Home in Mayville is in charge of arrangements.

To light a candle or to leave a memory of Mary go to www.freayfuneralhome.com.

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