deBOON, Mary Victoria

Mary Victoria deBoon (formerly Long) passed away at Leduc, AB on February 12, 2021.  Born the youngest of five on the homestead at Carmangay, AB on June 3, 1928 to Ellen Middleton (Scott) and Thomas Middleton, she was the last of her generation at age 92, passing peacefully in her sleep from natural causes.  She is survived by her children Cathy Long, Linda Long (Peter), Ida Howe (Rob), Ellen Long (Eve), David Long (Jeannette) and her step-son Richard deBoon (Conny); grandchildren Ria-Mae, Mathew Long, John (d.), Josh and Keegan Portlock, Megan Reinsch, Jordan Howe, Savannah Long, Stephanie Hudson and Shaelyn Vandiver, Wendy and Brenda deBoon; great-grandchildren Quintin, Cassius, Amadea, Mya, Aiden, Clover, Adeline, Rayna, Lylah and Ember Joy; along with many other extended family members.  She was predeceased by her first-born son, Melvin Douglas in 1950, her beloved husband Henry in 1991, and her grandson John Portlock in 2018, as well as her parents Thomas Middleton and Ellen (nee Scott) Middleton, her sisters Thelma (Emil), Frances (Roy), Edna (Wilfred) and brother Walter (Mabel).

A memorial service will be held at Heimtal Moravian Church, Edmonton (Ellerslie), AB at a later time, at which time Mary’s ashes will be interred in her joint plot with Henry, bringing them back together as they had long ago planned.  The date of the memorial service is dependent on Covid restrictions and will be available on this online obituary once scheduled.

Special thanks to friends and caregivers at Lifestyle Options Retirement Community, Salem Manor Nursing Home and Leduc Community Hospital.

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780-980-3688


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Karen Lewis

My sympathy to your family in the loss of Mary. Mary was my neighbour in Camrose and our family always enjoyed her company and neighbourly chats. Mary babysat my two young boys (at the time) and we always appreciated her help and kindness. We missed Mary when she made the move to Leduc.

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