1926 - 2019
On Thursday, May 2, 2019 Mary MacNeilage Brewin, loving mother and Nana, passed away peacefully at home in Barrie, Ontario at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service was held at St. Theodore's Anglican Church, 5120 - 44 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Mary will forever be remembered by her three children Jean (Bob) Petrushewsky of Barrie, Ontario and their children Sarah (Braden) and Katie; Jack (Kim Christensen and her daughter Sierra) of Taber and his children Jordan (Alanna) and Meagan; Neil (Candi) Brewin of Lethbridge and their children Robert (Brittany) and Eric; sister Jean Green and brother Francis Hannah and their children.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Frederick John.
Mary was born on November 27, 1926 in Thorpe-le-Soken, England to Francis and Jeanie Hannah. After an adventurous childhood growing up on a farm in Weeley Heath, Mary completed her schooling to become a midwife and registered nurse before immigrating to Canada in 1955, where she practiced nursing for fifteen years. On September 14, 1960 she married Frederick John “Jack” Brewin. They raised a daughter Jean, and two sons Jack and Neil.
Mary’s passion for life was her defining feature. Her green thumb and love of nature meant that she was often outdoors doting on her many plants. Mary ensured that there was always a hardy meal waiting for the farm crew and anyone else who showed up. She loved to keep busy with puzzles and crosswords, and always had her nose deep in a book. On cold winter days she could be found sitting by the fire, under a warm blanket, drinking hot tea while watching TCM. One of Mary’s greatest joys was watching her children and grandchildren play sports, especially hockey, and always kept updated on how Canadian NHL teams were doing. She was known for her quick wit, infectious smile, and kind and compassionate spirit.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mary’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 www.tdhf.ca.