February 11, 1941 – May 13, 2020
Mary Kirner, aged 79, passed from this earth on May 13, 2020.
Mary was predeceased by her father August Kirner and her mother Lillian Kirner.
She is survived by her sister Hilda Murphy, her husband Logan Sudeith, her three children Clark, Connie, and Robert, as well as six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She also leaves behind a great many friends from far and wide that will forever miss her caring, generous, and loving personality. Mary owned and ran Nimpo Lake Resort for 40 years and often referred to these 40 years as a “Labor of love”.
Mary lived a full life, a life that was adventuresome and exciting but also challenging at times. Mary worked hard and was never one to back away from challenges she encountered but rather she relished managing them and moving on to loving life.
Mary took such joy in life, marveling at all things big and small. One of her greatest joys was living and working at Nimpo Lake. Although at times things could get tough, she appreciated waking up everyday at Nimpo Lake, watching the changing of the seasons and all the animals that make Nimpo Lake their home, including her precious loons and wild birds.
Mary loved animals and over the years she cared for many-peacocks, chickens, llamas, swans, guinea fowl to name a few.
Mary surrounded herself with the beauty of flowers and plants-her home always had flowers of vibrant colors that brought her and her many friends great happiness. Along with her flowers, Mary always created a home that was warm and welcoming to everyone.
It did not matter what time of day or what season it was; it did not matter who you were or what walk of life you came from, Mary’s door was always truly open, her table was always beautifully set and there was almost always something delicious to eat.
Over the years at Nimpo Lake, Mary made many friends with whom she diligently kept in contact with, as friends to her were like flowers—they brightened her days. Mary took great joy in doing special things for her friends. She always made her friends; and anyone else she encountered, feel special and cared for.
For many, Nimpo Lake was synonymous with Mary, for it was Mary that made Nimpo Lake a special place to be. She will be missed by many – it is the end of an era in the Chilcotin.
Mary’s “place” is now with her flowers and animals in a land unknown but one that is free from pain and suffering as might be caused by illness upon the physical body. May she rest in peace forever. CELEBRATION OF LIFE is canceled until further notice.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or connie.kirner@email. com, or phone Connie at 778-412-2500.
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