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Mary Lawrance

June 28, 1953 - October 14, 2021


On October 14, 2021, Mary Lawrance (Loszchuk) of Duncan, BC, passed from life into eternal life. She was 68 years old.

Mary was predeceased by her parents Felix Loszchuk and Mary Raczynskii (Loszchuk) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  She was survived her siblings Gerry Daniels [Remi Daniel] and three children, Ken Loszchuk [Leona Leveques] and their two children, Patricia Stopanski (Pete Stopanski) and their four children, Karen Wiggens [Bill Wiggins]and their two children, Teresa Loszhuk [died shortly after birth], and Tom Loszchuk [Christina] and his 4 children.

Mary was born on June 28, 1953 in Filmore, Sask. She graduated from St Mary’s High School in 1972. She married Graden McLeod in Prince Albert, SK on March 4, 1972. They had three children Branin McLeod (Calmar, AB), Morgan McLeod (Ladysmith, BC) and Kent McLeod [Laurie Woodward] Laurie was pregnant with Mary’s first grandchild at the time of Mary’s death (Halifax, NS), Mary was a very compassionate, supportive and hard working mother. Deeply loved by her children.

Mary married Bill Lawrence of Duncan, BC in 2008 and she was a wonderful step-mother to Eric Lawrance (Duncan, BC) and step-daughter Denise Lawrance (Victoria, BC). Mary and Bill shared a love for bird watching, gardening and travelling in their RV all over Canada and the US in their retirement years.

Mary retired from the Municipality of North Cowichan after 23 years of service in 2016, where she was the Storeskeeper for the Public Works Department.

Mary was a very private person, but to those that knew her, she was cheerful, generous and kind person and a devout Christian. She had a great love for nature and eating healthy. She poured out acts of love for her friends, family and community. She donated her time and money to the Soup Kitchen on Garden St, Salvation Army, The Sassy Lion, and the Cowichan Hospital Woman’s Auxiliary.

Her funeral will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at 6493 Somenos Road Duncan, BC on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 10 am. All are welcome.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at H.W. Wallace Funeral Home at 5285 Polkey Road Duncan, BC on Friday Oct 22, 2021, after the funeral at 11 am to 1 pm. If you have any questions please feel free to contact her husband or children for more information.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cowichan Estuary Restoration & Conservation Association http://www.cowichanestuary.com/donations/ in memory of my mother. Thank you.

We take comfort that our mother is now with the Lord, but she was taken far too soon. She will be greatly missed.


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From: Carol and Fred Barton
Relation: through Fred's workplace and sports teams with our girls

Mary was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile and a gentle spirit. So sorry to hear of her passing. Keeping all her family and friends in our prayers.
Our deepest condolences from Carol and Fred Barton

From: Marco and Tamara Plante
Relation: Friend of Mary’s son and daughter-in-law

Our sincere condolences to Mary’s family. Kent and Laurie our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hugs

From: Pauline Quintal
Relation: Her daughter Branin.

Our sincere condolences Branin. We will hold you in our hearts & prayers.
Our love, Slim& Pauline 🙏🙏

From: Steve and Laurie Lawrance
Relation: Brother in law & sister in law

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Bill and all of Mary’s children & family members. It’s so difficult to find the words that could serve as a long comforting hug. Mary’s smile & welcoming spirit are remembered! Memories of Sharing a few nature walks & several bowls of her awesome homemade soup will remain with us forever!

From: Allan Rodrigues
Relation: Worked with Mary at the Muni

It’s sad to hear of Mary’s death. She was a lovely person and died too young. I worked with Mary at the Mini and found her friendly and helpful. I feel sad for Bill who will live without his beautiful wife. My deepest condolences to him.

From: Caroline Schachtel
Relation: Cousins

My condolences & prayers for the whole family. ❤️

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
October 22, 2021
Beginning at 11:00am

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
2853 Roberts Road,
Duncan,, BC V9L 6W3

2853 Roberts Road,
Duncan,, BC V9L 6W3

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