It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Edna Cockerill on Friday, September 25, 2020 of Roblin, MB at 95 years.
Mary was born to parents, Maude and Bill Pound, she was the youngest of seven siblings, growing up on the family farm in Makaroff.
On November 1, 1943, she married Norman (Tom) Cockerill and to this union nine children were born.
In 1955 the family moved 10 miles north of Roblin. In 1968 a farm accident took Norman, leaving Mary with five children on the farm.
1969 Mary moved to Roblin, into the house she and Tom built in 1949.
She worked many years at Robinson Store, then attended Keewatin Community College for one year, then secured a Sec/Clerk job with Cross Town Motors until retirement.
She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to travel, taking her to places in Canada, USA and through out the world.
She was active in the United Church, 50 and Over Club, Legion and Hospital Auxiliary`s, donating knitting, baking and many volunteer hours. Mary resided in Maple Manor until December 2019.
Mary was predeceased by husband, Norman; infant daughter, Madeline; son, Norman Bernard; daughter, Pat Case; grandchildren, Angela and Gabriel.
Mary is survived by daughters, Barb (Clare) McParland, Darlene (Jim) Allen; sons, Jack (Gail), Doug (Amy), Tom (Maureen) and Bill; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Norm 2003); son-in-law, Bob Case (Pat 2014); 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren.
A private service will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm.
The service will be live streamed from our Facebook page and can be accessed by going to Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Home Facebook page directly, or by clicking on the Facebook icon on the right hand side on Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Home's homepage. You do not require a Facebook account to participate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Roblin Hospital Auxiliary for Crocus Court Personal Care, Box 940 Roblin, MB R0L 1P0 or to a charity of one's choice.
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