Tuesday, August 28, 2012

God Bless Mary Jane Cunningham Smith

Julie and I went up in Orchard Park to attend the funeral of Julie's aunt Mary Jane Cunningham Smith on Thursday the 23rd of August. She passed on July 26th, 2012.   Mary Jane and Julie's mom, Barbara, were sisters.  Julie's mom passed away in 1994.

 It was a very nice memorial.  She was quite the lady and a well known philanthropist and it was amazing to hear one story after another about how much she gave to the community, family, friends and everyone she touched over the years.  The weather could not have been any nicer.  It was quite evident how much Mary Jane and her late husband, Graham, gave to the community and others at the memorial reception that was held at the Orchard Park Country Club after the memorial service.

After the memorial reception, we went back to Mary Jane's house and sat on the porch with George Smith, who is Mary Jane's son, George's wife Janet, Liza Morehouse, who is Mary Jane's daughter, Liza's husband Sky as well as the grandchildren of Mary Jane, Graham, Bennett, Caroline, Luke and Emma.

Julie and I were fortunate enough to be in Canada in June and got together with Mary Jane and Liza at Mary Jane's house and we went out for dinner.  It was a lovely evening and just very nice to spend time with Mary Jane and Liza.

Below is Julie, Mary Jane and Liza when we visited there back in June of this year.