Obituary of Maria (Mary) Theresia Rey

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April 29, 1931 – October 21, 2023

Vancouver, BC – Written on November 3, 2023 – Maria (Mary) Theresia Rey was born in Neuheim Switzerland in 1931 and died in Richmond, BC at the Fraserview Intermediate Care Retirement home October 21, 2023 at the age of 92.  She lived a full and rich life, immigrating to  Vancouver, BC in the fifties  with her (predeceased) husband Gottlieb and young daughter Edith.  She worked hard running a household with three boarders, a daycare and bringing up two more children, Peter (predeceased) and Rene.  She was a renowned cook and baker of Swiss delicacies and frequently hosted large boisterous dinners.  She found time for an active social life within the Swiss community participating in bowling, card playing, the Swiss Choir and particularly excelling in her fabulous prizewinning fasnacht costumes. 

Alongside her husband, Gottlieb, she spent many years minding the beautiful popular 21 acre Swiss Canadian Mountain Range along with their dog and the occasional visiting bears. After Gottlieb’s death Maria had the good fortune to find love once again with the charismatic Horst Bohme.  For over fifteen years they lived happily together enjoying frequent trips abroad and sunny Southern climes.  Maria spent the last years of her life at the Fraserview near Steveston tended by a loving staff and enjoying frequent visits from  multitude of friends and family. 

She will be greatly missed by her immediate family, son Rene, daughter Edith, son-in-law David, grandchildren, Zoe and Emma, and great grandchildren Preston and Clover in Quebec, her many nieces and nephews in Vancouver and Switzerland, Dennis and Dawne Bohme, Peter Fricker, her Swiss American relatives and countless friends.  Rest in peace and love, Maria.  It’s been a long journey. 

Edith Dora Rey

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