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Holland (Loveridge), Mary Hilda

July 14, 1924 - December 11, 2014



Mary passed away peacefully in The Residence of Mission (TRIM) at the age of 90  She leaves behind her loving daughter Fran (Mike) Harty; son George (Cheryl) Holland; grandchildren Michelle (Nolan) Riley; Athena (Ron) Paling; Matt (Diana) Harty; Rod (Erin) Aubichon; Sheri George; 11 great grandchildren; sister Ruth (Leonard) Holland; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary was born in Melaval Saskatchewan and moved to the Loveridge dairy farm in Pitt Meadows, BC when she was eight years old.  She completed her senior matriculation in Maple Ridge and was a former employee/resident at the Bank of Commerce on Washington St., Mission, BC (now known as the Mission Museum on First Avenue).

After World War II, in 1946, she married her childhood sweetheart, veteran Lawrence Holland, and they settled in Pitt Meadows.  The love of the north country drew them to a log cabin in Quesnel where they lived until 1953, and then to Maple Ridge for 47 years, retiring in Mission in 1991.

She was renowned for her home baked pies at the Pana Bode diner in Maple Ridge.  Her love of music was expressed in the many instruments she played.  Mary’s enjoyment of family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren leave a legacy of cherished memories.

Mary was predeceased by her father Byron Loveridge; her mother Frances; her brothers Tom and George; and her sisters Lucy and Mabel.  Mary was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bakerview Community Crematorium and Celebration Centre , 34863 Cemetery Avenue, Mission, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Our special thanks to Dr. Peter Barnsdale, and especially to the staff and volunteers at TRIM.  In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Karen Holmgren
Relation: Resident of Retirement Residence

Heartfelt sympathy to you Fran, Mike and family. Mary was a wonderful, sweet and kind lady. We were fortunate to have her brighten our day at Cedarbrooke Chateau and we all enjoyed her cheery demeanor and were inspired by her strength while struggling with health challenges. It was a pleasure to witness the TLC given to Mary by you, she was blessed with a great family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 21, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Bakerview Celebration Centre
34863 Cemetery Ave
Mission, BC Canada V2V 6Y6

Following the service family and friends are invited to stay for a reception.

34863 Cemetery Ave
Mission, BC Canada V2V 6Y6

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