1936 – 2015
Mary Pellegrin passed away peacefully at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital on August 8, 2015 at 79 years of age surrounded by her family.
Mary was born in 1936 to Celeste and Luigia Sellan. Mary lived and worked in Kimberley until she married the love of her life, Alfeo Pellegrin in 1957 and found her true calling as a wife and mother to her five sons.
Mary would do anything and everything for the men in her life. She took the greatest pride in the accomplishments of those in her family, never taking any credit, even though without her love and support the heights reached by her boys would have never have been possible.
Mary loved life, her family and the outdoors. Fishing with Alfeo and gardening were her passions.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Alfeo, her sons Steve (Diana) of Calgary, Mike of Cranbrook, Dave (Lisa) and Colin (Ben) also of Calgary. She is also survived by her grandchildren Caitlyn, Tyler, Will, Ted, Zach and Ryan as well as nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law Donna Sellan of Kimberley and Elda McCutcheon of Cranbrook.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Bruno and Rino, her sister Nori Giacometti and her son Gerry.
Mary requested that there not be a funeral service. Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s honour to the: Alzheimer Society of B.C., #300, 828 – West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2.
Mary’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses on the third floor for the dignity and care that Mary received during her final days.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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