Mary Margaret Dunbar
Sunrise: January 5, 1928
Sunset: September 23, 2015
Mary passed away peacefully at Brandt’s Creek Mews in Kelowna, BC on the morning
of September 23rd. Mary was born in St. Eugene’s Hospital in Cranbrook, BC, the youngest daughter of Mary and Basil
Bulkot, immigrants from Skola, Poland who arrived in Canada in the early 1900’s. Mary was raised on her family homestead farm in Mayook and upon graduation she moved to Cranbrook where she worked at the local newspaper. In 1949 she married the love of her life, John Dunbar and they raised four children
together. Over the years they would live in 5 provinces as John’s career in the RCAF had them moving every time they
seemed to have settled in. In 1973 they retired to Kelowna to enjoy their remaining years together. While in Kelowna Mary was an avid gardener, enjoyed a hobby business making dry flower arrangements, and excelled annually winning over 20 blue ribbons for her food and craft entries in the Peachland Fall Fair.
Mary is predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, John and her sisters Katherine Anderson, Anne Lancaster, and Staffi e Citra, all of Cranbrook, BC. She is survived by her son Jay – wife Swan, granddaughter Sonya and husband Andrew, great grandsons Kaden and Nathan and grandson Danny; son Tim – granddaughter Valerie Joy and husband Ryan and great granddaughter Brooklyn; son Dan, Rose, granddaughter Amy and husband Noah and great grandson
Zane; son Michael and grandson Glenn; her sister Laura Godderis of Cranbrook, her sister-in-law Mary Jansen of
Kelowna, and her many nieces, nephews and their families.
A service for Mary will be held in Cranbrook on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at Christ The Servant Church, 1100 – 14th Avenue South. Refreshments will follow in the church hall. Her interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery, where she will join her husband John.
Go well Mom/Grandy.
If you would like to make a memorial donation, please consider the Chronic Pain Association of Canada, The BC
Schizophrenia Society or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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