Mary Rachel Packman


On Wednesday morning February 23, 2022, Mary Rachel Packman (nee Hill) passed away peacefully at the age of 98 years.

Mary is survived by her children: son John (Marlene) Packman; daughters Dee White (Jack Kamphorst) and Beth (Ken) Cherwinski; grandchildren Natanya (Kelly) Gunderson, Kimberley (Chris) Green, Brandy (Grant) Jegodtka, Nickolas Cherwinski, Barry (Christine)Hill, John Cherwinski, and Mary (Justin) Bernert and her great grandchildren Tristan Smith/Cherwinski, Ava Hill, Taylor and Morgan Green, Ashlyn and Cayden Gunderson, and Kristian and Chase Jegodtka. Mary is also survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy Hill, her son Jack (Diane) Hill and daughter Diane (Mike) Harris, and their respective families.

Known for her genuine interest in others, her curiosity and thirst for knowledge, love of travel, entertaining and lively conversation, Mary was a truly remarkable and genuinely refined woman. She treated everyone she met with a gentle kindness. Ultimately, Mary was known for her complete and undying love for her family. A love that was returned exponentially.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Barry Miles Packman, her parents Dr. J.T. Hill and Mrs. Isobel Hill, in-laws Colonel Hedley Packman and Mrs. Dorothy Packman, and her brothers Hugh, John and Jim Hill.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Aradi and the staff at Laurel Heights Seniors Residence and Care Centre who cared so compassionately for our beloved mother.

A private family service will be held on March 11, 2022, at 1:00PM at St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111-57 Ave, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John Church or to a charity of one’s choice. Please check the St. John web site for the streamed service.

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5 Condolences

Sandy Cels

I have very fond and loving memories of Mary. She was a kind, gentle , and loving and I just loved that twinkle in her eye. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Elaine Rempel

My mom & I enjoyed happy times with Mary, having tea in her Riverbend apartment & giving her a lift to & from St. John’s. We sang in the choir together – she helped Hazel. She was a lovely, vibrant, gracious woman with a sly sense of humour. I’ve missed seeing her. It was a blessing to know her.

Gord Spenrath

My thoughts and prayers to you Dee and your entire family at the passing of your Mom. Those moms are special… may you find comfort in great memories of a life well lived! Lots of love, Gord

Marcel and Glo

Our condolences to the whole family. Mary was always so gracious and warm, it was always a pleasure to see her. We know you have many great memories to treasure.

Grace Hill

Sinsere sympathy to all of you,remember the good days. Grace