10 May 1951 – 6 June 2014
Maryanne was born in Prince Rupert BC, and raised in and around Stewart BC, where she met and married her husband, William (Bill) Woodford, in 1969. They moved around BC for several years, lived in the Yukon for 10 years, relocated to Princeton area in 1983, finally to Coalmont in 1985.
Maryanne is remembered by the dedicated and tireless volunteer work throughout the communities of Coalmont, Princeton and Tulameen. Most notably are the countless years she dedicated herself to the Fall Fair. She loved her pets, gardening, crafts such as knitting and crocheting and being creative with the magic tree. She also had a passion for cooking and would teach her skills to anyone who was around. Fresh bread and canning was always being prepared though out the year and there was always a hot meal on the table with more than enough to go around.
Maryanne leaves memories with her family: Daughters – Jody and Sherry, Son – Garnet, Grand Children – Drew and Elyssa, Brothers – David and Richard, Sisters – Heather and Virginia, and several nephew and nieces. Not to mention everyone who had had the pleasure of knowing her.
One of her most remarkable characteristics would be for Maryanne’s determination and attitude towards life events; she never would let the hard times diminish her spirit and always would have a smile on her face and have a kind word about and to everyone.
Maryanne will be honoured in a Celebration of Life on the 28 June 2014, 1853 Columbia Street, Coalmont BC (Behind the Hotel) starting at 2 PM. Maryanne made it quite clear that she wanted everyone to get together, listen to good music, eat and have a good time.
The family would like all Memorial Contributions be donated to the Tulameen and District Fire Department. §