Mary Smallwood

Obituary of Mary Smallwood

Mary Lydena (Fraser) Smallwood Mary Lydena (Fraser) Smallwood passed away on May 13, 2016 at the age of 83. Mary was predeceased by her parents Franklin and Gladys Fraser, her sister Doris McCrea and brother’s Hugh, Edgar, Harvey, Donald, Gilbert, George, Ronnie and Bob and infant twins. Mary is survived by her children: Laurie (Jim) Trithardt, Connie Shaw, Robin (Sheila) Smallwood, Shannon (Claude) Sylvestre and Kenton (Nicolle) Smallwood; grandchildren: Christopher (Alicia) Sylvestre , Jason (Chantel) Shaw, Daniel (Tiffany) Trithardt, Aubri Trithardt, Cam Trithardt, Quinn and Griffin Smallwood, Bryce and Colin Smallwood. Six Great Grandchildren with the seventh on the way. Sister Ceta (Dennis) Rude, sisters in law Agnes Fraser and Iris Fraser. Numerous nieces and nephews who were all special to her. Mom worked as a hairdresser while raising her family. Later she worked 15yrs for Saskatoon Home Care. Mom was an avid gardener and loved bird watching. She spent a few hours at the start of each day doing crosswords and cryptograms until a few days before her death. Mom was also artistic and creative. After the age of 70yrs she took up painting, teaching herself the art. We all cherish the art pieces she gifted us. Mom faced tough times and struggles with resilience and amazing toughness. Her last battle with cancer was one she could not win. We will miss you mom. The Family would like to thank all of Mom’s neighbors at Sturby Place for all their kindness and thoughtfulness that enabled her to stay in her own home until the end. Also a big thank you goes out to Dr. Boechler, her doctors at St. Paul’s hospital, Nurse Carrie (6th floor), Judy with CPAS, Chelsea with Occupational Therapy, Home Care Aides, especially Holly. All her Palliative Care Nurses who were so committed, kind, supportive and compassionate.


At Mom’s request there will be no funeral. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to an organization of your choice in Mom’s memory.
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