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Born: August 25th, 1920

Passed on: January 4th, 2013

It is with sad hearts that the family of Mary Olga Fershau announces her passing in Kamloops, BC on January 4, 2013 at Kamloops Seniors Village at the young age of 92. Mary was born in Romania on August 25, 1920. She immigrated to Canada when she was 12 years old.

She was predeceased by her husband Edmund in Maple Ridge, B.C. in May of 1989, also her parents Julius and Wilhelmina Bartha and also her great granddaughter Abigail Fershau. She was also predeceased by her family siblings, Francis, Frank, Hilda and Harold.

Mary is survived by her two sons Herbert Fershau (Rhonda Whalley-Qualtieri) of Kamloops, B.C. and Robert Fershau of Powell River, B.C.; sister Tillie (Gerry Gauthier) of Vancouver, B.C. and sister-in-law Audrey Bartha of Prince George, BC; four grandsons Jonathan (Terri), Adam, Andrew and Eli Fershau and one granddaughter Sheila Gee, and one great grandson Asher Fershau; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

Mary worked for many years for Safeway in Vancouver. She was an avid painter and had many juried shows of her wonderful painting in Vancouver and Whistler. She was a true artist. She loved to paint and dabble in new things, loved her garden and really loved to shop for clothes. "The Fashion Plate" she was.

Mary moved to Kamloops over seven years ago, and lived in Kamloops Seniors Village and Ponderosa Lodge and made many friends there. She would love to visit and have coffee with everyone that went to visit her.

We would like to thank all the wonderful people that have come in contact with Mary, our mom, our grandma, our friend. Over the past few years, from Kamloops Seniors Village, Ponderosa Lodge and the Doctors and nurses at Royal Inland Hospital. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the care, love and respect given to Mary.

"Mom we miss you"
Always in our thoughts and Prayers
You were so witty...

There will be no service by request, Mary will be laid to rest with her husband Edmund, and parents in Vancouver, B.C. at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Mary Fershau.

For more information, please contact the family at: herb_fershau@telus.net

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