DE GRUCHY, Mary (nee Walson) – Peacefully at Blue Water Health in Sarnia on March 3rd. Loving mother of Paul and Sheila. She’ll also be missed by her grandchildren Luke (Shari), Christina (Paul) and Gloria as well as 2 great-grandchildren, sister Olga and brothers Perry and Peter. Pre-deceased by parents Paulo and Paulina, husband Raymond, sister Anne and brothers John and Walter.
Mary was very active in the Sarnia community. She was a long-term member and benefactor at the Golf and Country Club, an avid curling, golf and bridge player. Mary was also an Amateur Sports Hall of Fame inductee. She was also a large supporter of both the Salvation Army as well as the Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia and Lambton. A music teacher for many years her students were active participants in the Music Festival.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at Blue Water Health who made her final days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
The family extends special thanks to friends who showed particular loyalty to her and provided invaluable assistance during her final years, particularly Shirley Wilson and Terry Lamberton.
Memorial service to be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Sarnia, 519-542-5541