Mary Earl Lapadat

EARL, Mary

Lapadat

Born May 5, 1908 in

Portland Oregon

Passed away August 29, 2005

Mary Earl passed away on August 29, 2005 at the age of 97, at Eagle Park in Qualicum Beach. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Earl and one grandson, Bill Lozza. Survived by her children, Gloria Yesowick of Burnaby, Helen Lozza, John Murray and Carole Walton (Terry Winder), all of Port Alberni, 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

Mary was raised in Smithers, BC, however, became a long time resident of Port Alberni. In 1933 she and husband Johnny Murray owned and operated a Laundry at what is now the Quay at the bottom of Argyle Street. Next they operated a Dairy on Beaver Creek Road which was followed by opening of the Brite Spot Drive In Restaurant, a local hot spot, also on Beaver Creek Road which was later to become the Lantern Inn. From these successes she went on to develop a trailer park on the same property which became Hall’s Trailer Park. After a lifetime of interest in the fine arts she opened the Rainforest Art Gallery at her home at French Creek where she sold paintings that hang in many countries of the world. Mary continued to develop her art at Eagle Park until the year of her death, painting pictures on greeting cards which she proudly presented for sale at the bazaars at the home.

In respect of her wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Eagle Park Auxiliary at 777 Jones Road, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L1

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM in care of arrangements (250)248-5859.