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Mary Agatha Wiest

February 2, 1926 - February 26, 2014


Mary Wiest 1926-2014


Mary Agatha Wiest passed away peacefully at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community on February 26, 2014.  Mary was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota by her parents William and Daisy Mullally. Even though it was during the Great Depression, she had many fond memories of early life in Aberdeen and the strong bond that was developed with her 10 brothers and sisters.  Mary left home after high school to attend St. Catherine’s Hospital School of Nursing where in 1947 she completed her nursing degree. 

Mary started her working career in Omaha, Nebraska.  It was while nursing that she met the love of her life; an injured Canadian professional hockey player playing for the Omaha Knights, Robert (Bob)Wiest.  Bob and Mary wed on June 14, 1948 in Aberdeen.   As a married couple they moved to a number of cities in the United States and Canada while Bob was playing hockey before settling in South Slocan, BC.   During this time Mary postponed her career to raise their four children.

Mary resumed nursing in Nelson.  When the family moved to Trail in 1967 she took on a nursing position at the Trail Hospital.  During her nursing career in Trail she was promoted to head nurse of the 3rd floor.  Mary was held in high regard for her nursing skills and abilities and developed many close friendships with her fellow nurses that lasted her entire life.   She was fondly remembered by the many patients she cared for.

In her retirement she was known for bragging about her children and grandchildren.  Mary is survived by her sons Robert (Barbara), Stephen (Sharon), and Paul (Brenda) and her 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.   She was predeceased by husband Robert, daughter Jeanne, and a few brothers and sisters.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Janeen Mather
Relation: friend of Paul & Brenda's

Dear Paul, Brenda & family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and grandma. Deepest sympathy to you all, may your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Janeen, Leon & Darien

From: Andrew and Lisa Voigt
Relation: Friend of Paul and Brenda's

We are thinking of you and your family during this time, so sorry for your loss. I hope that you are able to find comfort in the company of family and friends. Sending you warm thoughts, Andrew & Lisa

From: Don and Lorna Nutini
Relation: member of the Holy Trinity Church

I knew Bob Weist as a hockey player and Mary as his wife and a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic church.
May she rest in peace

From: Wilma Buckley
Relation: nursing

I worked with Mary in Nelson and in Trail for many years. She was a wonderful nurse, friend, mother and woman. She is at peace now and for that we can be at peace ourselves. Take care.

From: Josephine Bourgeois
Relation: friend

Weist family:
My Sympathy on the loss of your mother.
I visited her in November at Mountain Lakes and we had a nice chat about South Slocan days. Her memories were great.
Rest in Peace Mary.

Yours in sorrow,
Josephine Bourgeois

From: Carmen Harrison
Relation: worked with Paul

“A human life is a story told by God”, Hans Christian Andersen. Mary was a good story. Paul & Brenda (and family), I hope that you find peace during this time. Carmen

From: John Marko
Relation: co-worker of Mary's

My prayers are with you during this time of loss and grief. I knew your mom as a compassionate and caring nurse as we worked together over the years at the Trail Regional (Kootenay Boundary) Hospital. She will be remembered by many of us forever. God be with you and your families. John Marko (Retired Social Worker)

From: Ann Johnstone
Relation: Friend

I knew Mary from the hospital and also from OLPH church. She was a lovely,, kind and thoughtful lady. She sat 2 pews ahead of myself and my friend that I brought to mass. Your memories will keep her near.mY deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. We know she is your angel in Heaven.

From: The Ridges
Relation: Friends from South Slocan

The Wiest Family: We were saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Also sorry we did not know her last days were spent in Nelson. We have lots of fond memories from our South Slocan days of kids, dogs and fun. Rest in peace Mary. Merla, Lavonne, Danne, Jeff

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 3, 2014
Beginning at 10:30am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2012 3Ave
Trail, BC Canada V1R 1R7

Prayers will be recited on Sunday, March 2nd at 7:00 PM from Holy Trinity Catholic Church

2012 3Ave
Trail, BC Canada V1R 1R7

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