Mary-Owen Hollingsworth

Obituary of Mary-Owen Hollingsworth

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary-Owen Hollingsworth, Mo to most everyone who knew her, on July 15, 2020 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina.

Mo was born in March of 1927 to Margaret and Joe Upex in Moose Jaw, SK where she attended King George School and Peacock High School. Mo was an only child but had many great memories of spending time with her cousins through the years.  Mo lived in Moose Jaw until she married Neale in 1947. Neale worked for International Harvester which moved them to Regina, Swift Current, Yorkton, Weyburn, and finally back to Regina in 1966.  Mo and Neale met many great friends everywhere they lived. They had three children - Peggie (Conrad) Olson, Stewart (Kathy) Hollingsworth, and Tracey (Randy) Klassen; five grand children - Kari (Chad) Nagel, Sara (Jesse) McLeod, Owen (Farrah) Olson, Hannah Klassen, and Bram Klassen; and six great grand children - Aurora McLeod, Caeleah McLeod, Lincoln Nagel, Bentley Nagel, Jayden Olson, and Riley Olson, each of whom were very special to Mo.

She made sure that birthdays were recognized and holidays, especially Christmas, were very important to her. The annual family tree decorating party was a highlight to Mo’s year and kicked off the Christmas season. If Mo had her way, the tree would be up all year but Neale held her off until Grey Cup when we could decorate the tree and celebrate Grey Cup at the same time.

Mo loved her children, grand children, and great grandchildren and was always very proud of their accomplishments. She always had her pictures in her purse ready to share with all her friends.

Mo loved spending time with her friends. Her lunch ladies were very important to her as well as her dear friends from church who she has known for many years from St. Michael’s, St. Matthew’s, and St. James Anglican parishes. Mo was a kind and caring woman who seemed to touch the hearts of everyone she met. She was always ready to enjoy a coffee or a wine with friends that came to visit.

We would like to thank the staff at the Pasqua Hospital from wards 4A, 3D, and 3A (Palliative Care), William Booth Convalescent, and the Home Care team that looked after Mo these past months. Your kindness, care, and compassion were truly appreciated. Mo was always thankful and enjoyed the interactions with the staff that cared for and supported her. 

Donations may be made in Mo’s memory to the Autism Resource Centre, 3663 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK. S4R 4A7.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of Mo’s life with family and friends will be held at a later date.

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