In Memory of Mary Helen Zulps
November 11, 1936 – January 28, 2023
Early Saturday morning Mary slipped away while basked in the love of family and friends, sending back all that love too. There was no doubt in her mind of the love for her, and her gratitude and love was profoundly displayed.
Her cause of death was everything, all at once. She lived her life without limitations or regrets up until her last week, where she rapidly came to accept her fate, but while knowing that she left an impact on the lives of her family and friends. Anyone that knew Mary knows they will forever carry a part of her within them.
Mary joins her brother Eugene (only 4 years old), sisters Wallis and Hermina, her son Richard. She is survived by her sons Albert (Kim) and Norman (Kathy), her nieces Jessica, Claudia, and Lola, her brother Steve, and her many relatives and extended family from her roots as an immigrant polish farm girl in Saskatchewan.
She touched many more as a school principal in the Yukon and a school teacher and postal worker in West and North Vancouver, as well as many others in her travels around the globe, including her adopted family in Argentina. She was an adventurer until the end, with a trip to Machu Picchu chartered.
Mary could be described as forgiving, accepting, super intelligent (don’t ever ask her about her IQ), adventurous, funny, mischievous, talkative, and most importantly, loving.
We will miss you Mary, Ma, Grandma, Friend.
In lieu of flowers please donate to cancer research, your local library as she had a passion for books, or to your favorite charity in Mary’s honor.
A memorial is being planned for springtime