Mary Benard, 72, of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on October 11th 2021.
Mary was born on May 14th 1949 to Alfred and Bronislawa Weidknecht in Monse, Belgium. At the age of 4, Mary came to Canada with her parents, Sister Barbara and Brother Jon.
In 1977, she met her soulmate Norman Benard, and they wed in 1984, going on to combine their families.
After retiring in 2013 from Zellers after 25 years , Mary spent her time visiting with her grandchildren, hosting family gatherings, doing her puzzles and planting her flower beds.
Mary was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Bronislawa Weidknecht; Brother Jon Weidknecht and her Husband Norman Benard. She is survived by Sister Barbara (Wayne) Fear. Her daughter's Carol Suderman; Michelle (Kevin) Dixon; Brandi (Gary) Giesbrecht; Damon Bird; Cameron Bird. Her niece Sonya Kennedy. Her Grandkids Colten Brown; Brooklyn Papp; Nicholas Papp; Dominique Giesbrecht; Dakota Giesbrecht; Taylor Dixon (Jacob Sutherland); Austin Dixon. Her great grandchild Madison Sutherland and her two fur babies Pickles and Kasha.
Due to the pandemic restrictions a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.