Mardie (Rees) Haywood

Mardie (Rees) Haywood

June 17, 1926 – April 20, 2015


Sadly and with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Mom, Mardie Haywood.

Predeceased by her eldest son Donnie Rees, first Husband Don Rees, second Husband Harry Haywood and her three siblings.

Mardie is survived by her 4 children, David (Grace) Rees, Trevor (Robyn) Rees, Janice (Dave) Horne, Linda (Dave) Giddens and stepchildren Sandy Mould, Doug (Terri) Haywood, Glenn (Glenda) Haywood and Nancy (Robert) White. She is remembered by the joys of her life, Grandchildren, Toni, Kristin, Lauren, Jessica, Kevin, Cole, Daniel, Lee, Andrew, Kerry, Darlene, Teri-Lynn, Shelly, Amanda, Josh, Jennifer, Kyle as well as her Great Grandchildren.

Mom was born and raised in Smithers, B.C. At the age of 18, while working in the post office, she met our Dad, Don Rees. Mom and Dad enjoyed 40 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in 1985. In 1988 Mom married long time family friend Harry Haywood and for 14 years our blended families enjoyed many good times together. Mom’s best times were spent with family and friends at the Shuswap, camping and snowbirding. Mom provided us with many delicious dinners and all were welcome. It didn’t matter how many arrived at the table she could always split the pie to feed everyone. She supported each of her children in their endeavours and was our biggest fan. Her unconditional love will be carried with us eternally.

In Mom’s later years she developed Rheumatoid Arthritis and this debilitating disease annoyed her to no end but she dealt with it, like she did everything, with grace, strength and humour.

We would like to thank the staff at Royal Inland Hospital where Mom spent the last month of her life. Your care for her was exceptional. Thanks also to Dr. O’Connell and Dr. Schumacher and all who tended to her in her final days.

A family service will be held for Mom at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arthritis Society of B.C.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com