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Mary Jacobson

October 8, 1927 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 90)
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Mary passed away peacefully in Maple Creek hospital on January 6, 2018.

Mary was born in Fort Saskatchewan, AB on October 8, 1927 to Arthur and Margret Irwin.  She is survived by three brothers and predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.  Mary was also predeceased by her two oldest sons, Francis Bellamy and Phillip (Linda)Bellamy, and by her first husband Keith Bellamy.

Mary graduated from high school in Fort Saskatchewan, after which her life took her to the interior of BC where she worked primarily as a fruit picker.  

Mary met and married her first husband Keith with whom she eventually moved and settled on a farm south of Robsart, SK where they raised a family of five children.

After Keith‘s passing Mary moved with her children to Maple Creek in 1975.  Here she met Mel Jacobson and they were married in 1978 where they began a new life together bringing two new sisters and a brother into the family.

Mary was a very active member of the community serving on the Royal Purple, Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering at the seniors center and many other organizations throughout the community.  She also provided the community with countless meals and endless gallons of soup for special events.

Mary’s interests included ball games, curling and horseshoe tournaments.  Mary and Mel spent time sharing horseshoe championship titles at the SK Summer Games in the mid-1980s. Mary also enjoyed gardening, golfing and playing bridge.  She had a keen interest in roosters and was also a very skilled hunter.

Mary is survived by her husband of 39 years Mel Jacobson, her children Shannon (Allan), Aaron (Lana), Vanessa (Tony), Sharon (Carl), Cliff (Eloise), Wanda (Don).  Mary also proudly had 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

As per Mary’s wishes there will be no funeral or memorial services held.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency at  

Mary’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Long-term Care Meadows facility, to the staff at the Maple Creek Hospital, and to Binkley’s Funeral Service.

   A tribute created for Mom by Vanessa


This was a woman,

Traveled hundreds of miles

Far from home

To make a new home

Who struggled,

But never let it show

And when fate 

The cruel witch

Said "Here's round 2"

Mom just sighed,

And said "How'd you do"

Re Invented herself

Yet again struggling still.

Then along came another,

Whom fate had done wrong, 

And they stood up

Together new and Strong

With two families now one

And new hobbies galore

She again finds a place

A purpose and more

Always helping others

Never enough to do

A huge heart that shines 

Open, honest and true.

Then fate came again

Dealt one final blow

To take her down finally

Cruel and so slow.

But fate didn't win

For she struggles no more

Gone to meet friends and family

Who've gone on before.

There to play cards,

Horseshoes, golf and ski

No more bad back 

And no more bum knee.


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