Mae spent a happy childhood on her parents 10 acre farm in Upper Lynn Valley. After graduating from North Van High, she went to work at the North Van shipyards where she met her future husband, Gordon. He joined the RCAF and was stationed in Montreal during the latter half of the Second World War. They were married in 1944 while Gordon was on leave and continued living at the farm where their first child was born in 1946. They bought the lot across the street from the farm and Gordon proceeded to build their first home. Three more children arrived and eventually they bought the lot across the street from the first house, where they built their next home. Mae was a wonderful homemaker and took care of hearth and home while Gordon devoted himself to his business, which often meant spending time on the road away from home. She loved her role as mother of four kids, helping out at the school and keeping in touch with all her old Lynn Valley friends. She was a fantastic cook, always had a beautiful garden and helped Gordon with his business by being a gracious host on many occasions. She was an avid reader as well and encouraged her kids in art and music. Eventually, she was blessed with 10 grandchildren, at which point, she found a beach property at Lang Bay, which she purchased so the family could spend time together in what became her and Gordons favorite place. Gordon would fly the two of them up there every weekend in his small plane (which Mae also learned to fly); often with family and friends in tow. Mae and Gordon were married for 70 years. Mae loved to travel, especially to England where her family were from, but she also saw the South Seas, Egypt, Israel, Yugoslavia, Germany, Sweden, France, Columbia, Hawaii, Haida Gwaii and many trips within Canada and the United States. Gordon was also a member of a lodge at Kirkland Island in the Fraser River, where they organized a picnic every September for the whole family to gather. Mae lived life to the fullest and always put her family first. She kept everyone close and that was possibly her greatest achievement. She was predeceased by her daughter Meredith in 1986, then Gordon in 2015. Survived by her son Kenneth, and daughters Deirdre and Paige, her ten grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. A great life to be remembered always in the hearts of her family.