Death of Active NRPS Member (Civilian) – Mary Wilkes

m-wilkesWILKES, Mary (nee Matthews) – Peacefully on Thursday, November 24, 2016, Mary passed away surrounded by the love of her family. She is survived by her cherished children: Jessica; Scott (Kim); Melanie (Ryan Diemer); Erin (Damian Silva) and their father Sandy Wilkes. Mary was the daughter of the late Francis J. Matthews Q.C. and the late Shirley (Malcolmson); stepdaughter of the late Mary (Knowlton). She was predeceased by her siblings Maureen Bator (1999) (the late Paul) and Michael (2004) (Judy). Dear sister of Linda McKaig; Paul (Trudy); Tricia Marchese (Brian); Joan Crown (Raymond); Tim (Judy Dakers); Joe (Annalea); Brian (Debbie); Tom (Linda) and Margaret. Beloved grandmother of Rylan and Keegan Masterson and Nathan Wilkes. Special aunt to 34 nieces and nephews. Mary was devoted to her family above all else. She was happiest when her home was filled with family and friends where all were welcome. Mary was a proud member of the Niagara Regional Police Service. According to Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to call at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME , 6062 Main St. visiting Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Mary, donations to Wellspring Niagara or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com1

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