Swaenepoel, Mary


Mary our beloved mother passed away on Jan.2/2013 at her home in the Souris personal care home, with her 3 children by her side. Mary was born in Hayfield Manitoba on August 22, 1914.and took her schooling in Fairfax Manitoba .She met and married Archie Taylor in 1937 where, they farmed on the family farm in Elgin Manitoba .Their son Jack and daughter Marlene were born while on the farm. In 1950 they moved to Oak Lake Manitoba where Janice was born completing their family. Mary was an avid gardener and loved her chickens and ducks; she milked cows and did farm chores while Archie worked on road construction. They liked to play cards and visit with neighbours  They retired to Virden, Manitoba where Archie passed away in 1975 .Mary moved to Souris to be closer to her daughter .There she met and married Louie Swaenepoel in 1978. Louie had 3 daughters; Ava, Betty Lou and Helen. Louie and Mary enjoyed cards, dancing, bingo and fishing trips up north. Mary was predeceased by husbands Archie Taylor and Louie Swaenepoel, sisters; Barbara Reid, Ruby Snowball, brothers; Alex White and Ray White.  Mary is survived by her son; Jack (Jane) Taylor, daughters; Marlene Kruger and Janice (Richard) Martin; 5 grandchildren; Deb, Pat (Mike), Teresa, Yvonne (Ralph) and Vicky; 10 great grandchildren; 4 great —great-grand children and many other extended family members.  Mary was always a fun loving person who accepted life as it came and lived her life to the fullest. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by all who knew her. Pallbearers were her grand children Deb Owens and Mike, Pat, Terri and T.J. Baker. Mary was laid to rest on January 8, 2013 beside Archie in the Virden Cemetery at a family graveside service.




2 thoughts on “Swaenepoel, Mary”

  1. Ma was a beautiful soul and I was very blessed to have her in my life. My sincere condolences to the family.

  2. Bridgette and Clive enjoyed their visits with Mary she was a sweet lady our condolences to her family.
    Sincerely Clive & Traci and Bridgette too!

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