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Mary Beringer

May 6, 1931 - August 26, 2010


Mary Nerissa Beringer Nee” Davies, wife of Walter, mother of David (Valerie Sanderson) and Alison (Rick Wright) passed away peacefully on August 26, 2010 in the Nelson family home. Mary had been in palliative care since mid-July, provided by her family, the home care nurses, community support workers and private caregivers.
Born 1931 in Paulton, Somerset, England, the daughter of David Davies and his wife Minnie, Mary went to the local schools qualifying for university immatriculation. Accepted by Oxford University, she was assigned to Somerville College (modern languages German and French).
Having been awarded the BA (Oxon) in Trinity Term 1953, Mary held full-time teaching appointments at the High School and at the University College level in Germany, England and the U.S. until 1963 when she went with her husband to Berkeley. After the birth of her son David she declined the opportunity to take on a teaching position at University and resolved to devote herself fully to the role of wife and mother accompanying Walter to Toronto in 1965. Her daughter Alison was born in 1969. After Walter”s retirement from York University in 1993, the couple moved to Nelson in 1994/95.
Funeral rite on Monday August 30th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in St Saviour”s Anglican Church followed by interment at the municipal cemetery with Pastor Ron Abresch officiating. A rememberance celebration for family, friends and the community-at-large is planned for May 2011.


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Date & Time:
August 30, 2010
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Saviour''s Anglican Church
723 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

723 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada

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