Mrs. Mary Agnes Karpes (nee Tamis) passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017 at the age of 57.
She is sadly missed by her loving husband Dick, her six children and their spouses, fifteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She also leaves behind her parents, Sophie and Arie, her two brothers and three sisters, their spouses, eighteen nieces and nephews, and three great nieces and nephews as well as many friends and relatives.
Mary was born in Langley, B.C. and was raised in Surrey on the family farm. She was an amazing school teacher who will be remembered by many of her former students. She retired in 1996 when she moved to Kamloops BC with her husband. She continued her love of teaching as a TOC and a Tutor. Mary filled her days with the people and things she loved: her husband and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, her dogs and birds, gardening, photography, cross stitching, sewing, volunteering, camping and travelling abroad. She will be most remembered for her limitless and unconditional love for others, her open door, open arms and a willing heart to listen and offer help, advice and comfort.
A Prayer Service will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. and a Funeral Mass on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Holy Family Parish, 2797 Sunset Drive, Kamloops, BC., with the Reverend Father Fred Weisbeck, Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation be made on Mary's behalf to the Kamloops Pregnancy Care Center at 429 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, B.C.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com