Mary Ellen Forsman
Passed away on August 18, 2009 at Queens Park Hospice in New Westminster after her battle with cancer. Her husband John Forsman predeceased her in 2007. Mary was full of life and will be sadly missed by her sister Jean Whitlock (Niven) her sister in-law Mary Lou Grabowsky (Forsman) and her many nieces and nephews, She was a loving sister, sister in-law, and aunt.
Mary was born in 1929 in Drumheller Alberta, the family moved to Fort Steel in 1939. Mary attended school in Fort Steel and later in Cranbrook; she graduated from nursing at St. Eugene School of nursing then completed her training at St. Pauls hospital in Vancouver. She then worked at St. Pauls and later at Surrey Memorial Hospital until she retired. She and John enjoyed much of their time at the cabin on Stave Lake with their friends and neighbours
A memorial service will be held on September 2 at 1:00pm at the Cloverdale Legion, Branch #6 at 17567 – 57 Avenue, Cloverdale.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Mary may make a donation in her memory to either the BC Cancer Foundation or Surrey Memorial Foundation.