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HOARE: Mary Margaret Hoare (nee Delamater). Mary Margaret Hoare, peacefully at Oakview Place in Winnipeg on January 7, 2021. Mary was predeceased by her husband Robert Hoare, parents Walter and Ethel Delamater, sisters Laura Delamater and Iva Wood. She is survived by her two children Tricia and Ted (Susan) and two grandchildren Ricki-Lee (Alex) and Brett as well as nieces and nephews. Mary was born on January 28, 1918 on the farm in Oak River, Manitoba. She attended Oak River School then remained on the farm to help her dad for 3 years while her mom and older sister where in Ninette Tuberculosis Sanitorium. She graduated with the Gold Medal in General Proficiency from the St. Boniface School of Nursing in 1941. She worked in Neepawa and St. Boniface Hospitals over the next few years and spent the last year of World War II at the No. 5 Air Observer School in Winnipeg. She then spent two years at Christie Street Veteran's Hospital in Toronto, then attended Toronto University to study Clinical Supervision in Surgical Nursing. The next three years were spent at the University Hospital in Edmonton until her marriage to Robert in 1951. They lived in Ottawa where Mary worked for the VON. They moved to Brandon in 1958 where Mary was a "stay at home Mum" raising their two children and doing volunteer work. In 1974 they moved to Winnipeg where Mary returned to nursing at the Manitoba Cancer Clinic, did private duty nursing and retired in 1980. Mary contributed in large measure to the organization and operation of a Drop-In-Center for Seniors (now the Prairie Oasis) in Brandon. Later, many years were spent within the fellowship of the ACW of St. Andrews Woodhaven Anglican Church, where her focus was on outreach, and visiting shut-in parishioners. Other interests included symphony, theatre, bridge, curling, birdwatching, gardening and time at Sandpiper Beach. A private family service will be held with burial of cremains in the Memorial Rose Garden at St. Andrews Anglican Church, Winnipeg. Flowers and donations are gratefully declined.

As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Tricia, Ted and your families, sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. She did have a great long life, many of us will aspire to have. I only met her a couple times, but she made a great impression on me. Enjoy the memories her long life provided you with. - Posted by: Darryn Allegretto (Distant cousin) on: Jan 15, 2021

  • Sorry for your loss Ted. Condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Bradley Pisiak (met Ted working at Sperry/Unisys/Lockheed Martin) on: Jan 12, 2021

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