Mary Elaine Abbott

January 5th, 2018

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Elaine Abbott (nee Blaney) on January 5that the age of 67. Mary was born November 26, 1950 in Vernon, B.C. to Archie and Muriel Blaney, the sixth of nine children. Raised in the Vernon and Lumby areas, Mary moved to Enderby after her marriage to Mickey in 1974. Together they raised their family on a dairy farm in Ashton Creek. Mary is survived by her husband of 43 years, Mickey, children Sheila (Brandon) and Bruce (Jenna), grandchildren Cecily, Olivia, Grace, Dillan, Everett and William and sisters Muriel and Mavis. Predeceased by her parents, Archie and Muriel and brothers David, Bert, Hugh, Donnie and Leonard and sister Margaret.

A service will be held Saturday, January 13th at 2pm at Riverside Hall in Ashton Creek, 3784 Trinity Valley Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the North Okanagan Hospice Society would be appreciated, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.


Mickey, Sheila, Bruce and families with great sadness we acknowledge the immense loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Her great smile will be with us always! Our deepest sympathy, Rolf and Waldy Maier

Dear Abbott family. Please accept our sympathy for you Micky, Sheila, Bruce and your families. We are so sorry and know she will be missed. Ron, Marg Hagardt and Family.

I am so sad to hear that Mary has passed away. She was a wonderful friend for so many years and I treasure our time together. I send my love to Mickey, Sheila and Bruce and all the grand kids during this sad time. She will be missed.

So sorry to hear of your immense loss Mickey! Mary obviously made a great impact on many lives and will be dearly missed! We wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you - don’t be a stranger as we would love to see you at anytime.

Sheila and I have been friends for 20 years so I have had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Mary over the years. We had many laughs and great times, she invited my family and me into her family, we were always welcome. Mary your time was cut short and we'll all grieve and a little bit of all of us left with you but we will also remember your sense of humour and hold on to our special memories of you. You along with Mickey raised a wonderful daughter and you don't have to worry or be in pain anymore. Much Love and Strength to my dear friend Sheila and her family.

RIP Mary. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Micky and family. When I was young I considered Mary a part of my family like an aunt. Mary was a kind and caring woman and will be missed dearly.

Mary was a wonderful person and friend. I met her at Ashton Creek School and our children were friends. Our condolences to you family on this sad occasion.

To Mary's family: Mary and I were best of friends until I moved to Sask. in 1964 We were in the same grades and were always together. We did meet several times after I moved to the prairies, and as always, Mary had that laugh that was so unique to her, and she smiled with her eyes! What a friend she was. She will be missed by many. May your memories of Mary be a blessing and a comfort to you now and in the times to come.

My condolences to the family. I only knew Mary for a short time but she was always such a kind person who always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family during this difficult time.

Mary was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you Mary for being a part of our lives while we lived in Ashton Creek.

Mary will be missed. She was a kind, caring, and thoughtful woman. She was an example of what it means to be nurturing, giving of herself and her time to improve the lives of others. From the children who passed through her door, to her beautiful gardens, to her family and grandchildren, and to those who knew her for only a short while, we have all learned what it means to be nurtured and can only strive to pass it on as well as Mary has done. Our condolences to Mickey, Sheila, Bruce and their families.

Deepest condolences to Mary's husband Mickey, her daughter Sheila, her son Bruce and their families. I have known Mary since the early 1970's when we worked together at the glass plant in Lavington. A very special person with a heart of gold. She will be dearly missed! <3

I was blessed to have grown up & have known Mary as a child.She was a warm & caring woman.I was always happy to see her and loved the sound of her laughter and the way her eyes twinkled ~Loved to visit her dairy farm and was always treated with respect dignity & love. Much love to all who love & cherish her ...such a loving gentle kind and brave soul ~~a gift she has given those she loves.My heartfelt prayers & wishes for all of you

I have many great memories from the farm in Ashton Creek. My sincere condolences to the family ❤

Mary and I have been good friends since she was 12. I love her dearly. Will miss her terribly. She was a wonderful girl and woman. My deepest condolences to Micky, Sheila, Bruce, family, and friends. A good and loyal friend.

A good friend for many years. Mary did an awesome job of caregiving for my youngest. You will be missed by many.

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