Mary Catherine McLeod (NEE MacIntyre)
passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on June 25, 2013 at the age of 90 years. She is remembered and sadly missed by her three daughters: Donna (Hermie) Navarro of Abbotsford BC, Cathy (Laurie) Milsted of Summerland BC, Margaret (Jim) Thornicroft of London, ON, grandchildren: Jeff (Sheila) Bowerman, Lisa (Aaron) Laurie, Shawna (Neil) Manchakowsky, Jenn (Josh) Seinen, Nicole (Jeff) Tims, Dayna (Joe) Thornicroft, great grandchildren: Sydney, Courtney and Ryan, Devin, Emma and Ethan, Jessica and Rebecca, Jordan, Jacob and Jason. Mary was sadly predeceased by her husband Del. Mary was born in 1923 in Annadale, P.E.I., the oldest of nine children. She met our dear deceased father Del during wartime where she was stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a psychiatric nurse and followed her heart and her husband to BC where they had three beautiful daughters. Always the entrepreneur, she went into business in Vancouver purchasing the ‘Telephone Answering Service’ in the Ford Building. Along with her business partner and longtime friend, she purchased and ran the very successful ‘Demonstrator’s Bureau’ where personnel were hired to introduce new food and products in grocery and department stores. During that time she became heavily involved in the Vancouver Toastmasters Club and the Burnaby Lapidary Club. After all the girls were married, Mary and Del decided to ‘retire’ to Summerland where they built their home and opened the “’Okanagan Hobby and Art Shop’. After the Art Shop closed, she began selling Avon to all of Summerland, becoming top sales representative several times in the course of her second/third career. She also became heavily involved in her church, volunteering to teach catechism and holding many offices with the CWL for almost 40 years. She was one of many Presidents and was a national Representative of Summerland for the Nelson Diocese. Mary was dearly beloved and will be missed. Visitation will be held at 6:00 pm and Prayers will be offered at 7:00 pm on June 28th, 2013 followed by the Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 1:00 PM from Holy Child Catholic Church, 14010 Rosedale Avenue in Summerland, BC with Father Ferdinan Nalitan officiating. Memorial tributes in Mary’s honour may be made to Dr. Andrews Pavilion, Summerland, BC. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.