Mary Lepine

Obituary of Mary Ruth Lepine

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our treasured mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary Ruth Lepine, on May 4, 2024, at the age of 82.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bryan; parents, Gustave and Ruth; siblings, Shirley and Calvin. Mary will be lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by her son, Bryan; daughter, Nancy; daughter-in-law, Marcy, and granddaughters, Piper, Sophie and Mila. She is also survived by her sister, Olga; brothers, Teddy, Gus and Abbie; many nieces and nephews.

Mary was born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. She attended Teachers College in Truro, Nova Scotia, and after graduation found her niche nurturing and educating children, as a teacher in Mont-Apica, Quebec. It was in Quebec that she met the love of her life, Bryan Lepine. Retiring from teaching to devote her boundless love and sustaining energy to her own children, Mary later became a family support worker for Child and Family Services in Winnipeg. 

During their 57-year marriage, Mary and Bryan lived in various Canadian locales, bringing love and laughter to everyone they met. In retirement, they moved back to Nova Scotia to be closer to Mary’s siblings. They also had the good fortune to discover an extended family when they moved to 46 Friesian Court.  

Mary enjoyed traveling, visiting family and spending time with her cherished granddaughters. Mary was not shy about speaking her mind, and her advice always came from a place of love and support. She will be remembered for her infinite compassion.

Her indomitable inner strength was often displayed as she cared for Bryan in their later years, even as she fought her own health battles. 

Gracious in spirit and generous beyond measure, Mary’s passion for the care of nurturing of others leaves a legacy of kindness and love that truly made this world a better place. She will be missed.

As per our mother’s wishes, cremation has taken place. We will celebrate Mary’s life on June 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at 46 Friesian Court in the common room. A huge thank you to our friends and family for all the love and support we have received during this time.