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Mary was born in Victoria Jan. 9, 1921 to parents Edward George Newman and mother Edith Burt. Her childhood was spent growing up in the James Bay area of Victoria with brothers Jimmy, Harold and Ted. She met her future husband Albert Percival and they were married in Victoria Nov. 28, 1942. They purchased their first house in Colwood where they raised a family and were very involved in the community. Mary became a member of St. John the Baptist Church (now a heritage church), in 1949. She spent many happy hours working with other members for the church and community. Mary always felt she was truly blessed and wanted to give back to society. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Edith, brothers Jimmy and Harold and her husband Bert. Left to mourn her passing are her brother Ted (Josie) and family; son Phil (Flo); daughter Dianne (Greg); son Verne (Jan). She will also be greatly missed by grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends. We would like to say a very special thank you to the ER staff of Victoria General and also the 4th floor staff for their concern for Mum and family. We would also like to say thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Thompson for her dedication and commitment to our family. There will be a memorial service at The Church of the Advent, 510 Mt. View Ave., Colwood, Mar. 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Victoria Hospice appreciated. Care Funeral Services 250-391-9696