Mary Louise CaronJanuary 22, 1921 - June 13, 2016
Mary Louise (Beaulieu) Caron was born on January 22, 1921 in Bonfield, Ontario to Oswald and Aldiana Beaulieu. She married Eugene Joseph Caron in 1941 and had two children Antoine (Tony) and Raymond.
She passed away peacefully with family at her side in her 95th year at Richmond General Hospital on Monday, June 13th 2016.
She worked alongside her husband in the diamond drilling business and in the early 1960’s. Her husband struck out on his own in Haileybury, Ontario moving into Quebec and Northern Ontario mining areas. From Eastern Canada they came to the Yukon forming E. Caron Diamond Drilling Ltd in 1966.
Eugene and Mary moved to Richmond, B.C where he passed away on July 2, 1978. Mary lived the rest of her life in the condo they had purchased together before he had passed.
Mary spent many years traveling around the world by cruise ship which she absolutely enjoyed. She was very much involved in her church and had a great network of friends surrounding her. On her 88th birthday she decided to celebrate in a big way. She went to Las Vegas with Konn and Maureen and to her delight she attended the Donny & Marie show for her birthday. She wanted to do one more cruise of the Panama Canal but as her health declined she realized this was not going to be a reality.
Mary was an avid baseball fan, she never missed a game. Toronto Blue Jays were her team and she went to numerous ball games. Mary kept stats on all the games and loved to talk about her favorite sport with anyone who would listen.
Knitting was a passion and her condo was filled with projects she had completed. She was always knitting projects to donate to church activities or knitting gifts for family and friends. Mary loved her teddy bears as her condo was scattered with them, all having their own special places.
She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and she came to rely on them to help her with some of her daily tasks in her later years. She loved to go out for dinners with one of her favorite places being The Keg. She savoured on the escargot, New York Steak and can’t forget her favorite drink, a lime margarita.
Steveston was another favorite area that Mary like to visit and she would sit down and have her favorite fish and chips. She developed friendships at the restaurant and they would always be happy to see her when she came.
Mary is survived by her immediate family, son Raymond (wife Linda), grandson Konn (wife Maureen), granddaughters Ann Louse and Sharon, great grandchildren, Justin, Kevin and Teneil.
Mary’s wishes were to be buried next to her husband in the Grey Mountain Cemetery in Whitehorse surrounded by her immediate family.