Mary Ravena Johnson (Mercer-Beebe)
November 16, 1944 – March 3, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful mother Mary at the age of 72; she is predeceased by her husband Mel Johnson, mom and dad John and Martha Beebe (Kennedy), sister Minnie Chartier, son-in-law Roy Howard, family and friends that have all gone before her.
Left to mourn are her children Fred Johnson, Melville Johnson (Ruby), Sandi Howard (Troy) and her special nephew Todd Beebe. Sisters; Gladys Deschenes (Don), Grace Briem, Anne Derby (Dan), Olive Meilleur (Maurice), Patsy Godin (Dale), Florence Fraser. Brothers Rudy Mercer (Margaret), Carlo Beebe, Barney Chartier and Glenn Beebe (Luana). Grandchildren; Rikki (Brittney), Alex, Sheldin, Taylor and great-grand daughter Ciarra. As well as numerous nieces, nephews extended family members, god-children and her friends.
Mary was born, raised and married in Wabowden Manitoba; she relocated to Thompson for the remainder of her life, for over 20 years. Mary’s true loves were her grandchildren and great granddaughter; she would often tell stories over and over again because she was so proud. Mary had a love for sports; the NHL, CFL, golf, figure skating, curling, King Miners on Shaw, and she never missed the Olympics. Mary was an avid reader, she loved to sing and play guitar, and she enjoyed doing crafts, going to bingo and she was always tending to her plants. Mary will be missed by all who knew her, especially those that spoke to her on the phone regularly.
On March 5 family and friends gathered together to say their goodbyes; heartfelt hymns were sung by Robert (Bugsy) Ducharme and Kevin McKay, and an inspirational prayer by Freda Lepine. Unfortunately due to the snow storm, funeral arrangements were postponed and a memorial will take place this summer in Wabowden. Mary’s wishes were to be cremated and buried with her husband Mel.
Thank you to the TGH staff and Northland/Boardman Funeral Home. A special thank you to the entire community of Wabowden, to all our family members, friends and co-workers that have given their love and support to our family. We also want to thank all those that have travelled here to be with us and those that could not make it. All the kind words, cards, food and other contributions were all very much appreciated, we cannot thank everyone enough.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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