Mary Power passed away at the age of 80 on December 16, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving family and departed this world to join her loving partner Ben Hickey, who predeceased her on September 7th, 2021.
Predeceased by the love of her life, Ben, her granddaughter, Devin, her mother, Mary Jane (Ma), father, Vincent (Da), sisters Pauline, Angela, Elizabeth, Marion, Margaret, Veronica and brothers, Vincent, Jack, Joe & Mike.
Leaving to mourn her daughters, Mary Jane (Glen); Jacqueline (John); Aundrea (Rick); her sons, John (Kim) and Glen (Roxanne); her grandchildren, Sasha, Marquetta, Shyanne, Kaitlyn, Glen, Alisha, Sebastian, Lindsey, Jordan, Frank, Brandon, Keisha and Justin; her 12 special great-grandchildren; her sister, Imelda; and a large circle of family and friends.
Mary was born on March 22nd, 1942 and was the youngest of 11 children. Growing up in Ship Harbour, her extended family and circle of friends were vast and only continued to grow with each year. Mary was the bedrock of her family and nurtured all with her love and compassion. Her favourite moments were spent with her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren particularly Hudson.
Mary spent the majority of her years in the cove, with Ben. She loved her home and it was the centerpiece of her life and the lives of her family. There she led a simple yet impactful life, touching the hearts of many. Her greatest pleasure was caring for her family. There was always a seat at her table, and a meal lovingly served. She found peace in a warm cup of tea and a long chat at the kitchen table or on the phone, always there to lend a listening ear and offer guidance and support. Her smile was always bright, her words kind and caring.
If not at home you could surely find Mary at the cabin with Ben, visiting family members family or enjoying a night out at bingo with friends and family. Her quiet grace was part of what defined her, but she was always ready for a good laugh. She will be missed for many things and will last forever in our hearts.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Carbonear and Placentia hospitals, particularly Dr. Dawn Howse for going above and beyond and providing warmth and compassion in her final days.
Mary rejoiced in her relationship with Christ. She will live on through her family, her faith in God brings us peace as she returns to her eternal home in heaven.
Resting at Coombs Funeral Home on Sunday from: 2:00 - 9:00, and on Monday from 9:00 - 10:30.
Funeral Mass to take place at Sacred Heart Church, Placentia on Monday December 19, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow in Coombs Memorial Cemetery, Southeast.