Mary, with the help of her husband Don and her friend Patty, is the caretaker for the Anglican Parish of Woodstock. Mary worked for her sister Sandra Saunders when Sandra had the contract, so she has worked here for several years. Sandra retired around 2007-2008 and the rector at the time asked her to take over as an employee for the Parish. Mary does a fantastic job keeping the facilities, St. Luke's church & hall and Christ Church, clean and inviting.
A special project of Mary's is the flower garden in front of St. Luke's Church, a tribute to her Mom, Muriel Palin, a lover of flowers, who passed away in 2011. Over the years, Mary has expanded the garden and added perennials, more shrubs, and more flower pots. It looks outstanding and is a welcoming sight to all!
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11