With a deep sense of sorrow and loss, the family announces the passing of Mary Rose Pearson on March 21, 2023, at the age of 82 years.
Mary was born in Calgary, Alberta on November 10,1940. Growing up in Calgary, Mary participated with the family-owned Shetland pony herd and riding stable. Working with the ponies and the riders is where Mary made many friends and lasting memories. She loved all animals and had many pets throughout her life. Mary was very optimistic and willing to help out in any way she could. She was always more than happy to talk about the weather. Mary was a proud Calgarian, and in her younger years at Calgary Stampede time you would find Mary riding in the Parade. She attended and participated in many horse shows over the years. Mary also loved to trail ride, spending time with family and friends in Kananaskis and at Sandy McNabb Trails. One of her favorite pictures was of her on her horse Trapper. In recent years, Mary enjoyed living in the country with open spaces and cattle close by. The roundup in the fall was always something she looked forward to.
Mary enjoyed living in different areas of Alberta. Although she grew up in SW Calgary, in 1975 she and her family moved to an acreage NW of Cochrane, AB. In 2001, Mary moved to the Seba Beach-Tomahawk area.
Mary was always a hard worker. She began her career in the oil and gas industry at British American Oil, followed by Gulf Oil, then Conoco. She retired from Conoco as Manager of Exploration Records. Mary was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of working with her and she left her mark on everyone who knew her. She will be sadly missed by so many.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: Terry (Lisa) Calgary, AB, and Holly (Bill) Tomahawk, AB; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Tyler and great grandchildren, Aiden and Ava. Mary was proud of her family and loved them all dearly.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and Doctors at the Drayton Valley Hospital who provided exceptional care for Mary.
Cremation has taken place and a small private gathering will be held in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Canadian Lung Association, 885 Meadowlands Dr., Suite 502, Ottawa, ON. K2C 3N2
Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura and Melanie Dyment at: 587 673-1688.