Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Mary Ann Rose (nee Shepherd) passed away at the age of 94.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph Milton Rose (1979). Loving mother of Evelyn (Paul) Marriage, Linda Huggett (late Donald) and Philip Rose. Cherished grandmother of David (Heather), Allan (Joanna), Gordon (Melissa) Marriage and Dean and Rosemary Huggett. Great-grandmother of Maiya, Saddie, Liam, Nathan and Connor Marriage. Honourary grandmother of Shelley, Shayna and Dan Ormsby. Dear sister of John Shepherd. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant son Robert and daughter Marion Grace, sisters Myrtle Banter, Charity Lewis and Cora Oak, and brothers William, Roger, Edward and George Shepherd.  Mary was a longtime member of Parker Street United Church and their U.C.W. She enjoyed bowling and was a longtime resident of Collingwood Street. Mary’s pride in life was being a homemaker. Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 24, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice, or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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