(nee: Bjornson)

Maria passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Heritage Village, Chilliwack. Maria was born July 17, 1925 in Auborg, Manitoba where she resided with her family until moving to Chilliwack in 1965.

She is survived by her sons, Einar (Dawna) of Quesnel; David (Elaine) of Chilliwack; Daniel of Chilliwack; Richard of Kamloops and her daughter Karen (Mike) Berry of Chilliwack; one sister Rae Paskaruk of Ontario. She also had 12 grandchildren and 12½ great-grandchildren.

Maria worked at the former CFB Chilliwack officer’s mess hall. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 for many years. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and gatherings with friends and family. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her daughter Kristine in 1974 and her husband Axel in 1979.

She was cremated and will be laid to rest in Auborg, Manitoba. No service by request.

A celebration of life will be on Sunday, February 19, 1-4 pm at Mt. Cheam Lions Hall on Spadina Ave., Chilliwack.

She will be greatly missed and is forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Chilliwack Progress

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