Celebration by: Roger Trevennen
Date added: 30 Jul 2019
Mary was born in Penzance on 28th November 1941 to Edward and Evelyn Cain; she had a elder sister and brother. Following her schooling, she started work in a Solicitors Office for a number of years. She then moved on to employment in a High Class Ladies Dress Shop and during this time she met Roger. They became engaged and married on 28th December 1963 at Gulval Parish Church. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2013. Roger eventually joined the Cornwall Constabulary and they moved to various locations. In 1969 moved to Camborne, when Roger was posted to the Traffic Division, they remained living there after Roger retired from the Police in 1993. Mary and Roger never had children of their own. However, there was a close family unit, with Uncles, Aunties, Brothers in Law, Sisters in Law, Nephews, Nieces, Great Nephews and Great Nieces; this was a loving family to them both. Both Mary and Roger were keen on sport and together joined local Badminton and Archery clubs. They then changed their sport to Lawn Bowls and this became the “Green Light” for Mary. She took to the game, “like a duck to water” as the saying goes. Over the years she was very successful at all levels of the game - Club, Division, County and National Level - winning many titles in her own right or as a team member. She became a regular member of the Cornwall Ladies Johns Trophy Team. Mary loved the game and made many good friends in this time. One very long lasting and closest friend being Norma May. However, Mary was never satisfied in just playing the game. She always gave back to what she took and became heavily involved in bowls administration, in a variety of positions and again at all levels of sport. Lady bowlers often referred to her as - “The Fountain of Knowledge”, saying “if you have a bowls question, Mary will know the answer”. Her expertise in this knowledge was recognised by the governing body, Bowls England and she was invited to joining their Policy and Management Team. A position she held for many years and also became a Bowls England Selector. It was here to her greatest surprise and delight, being awarded The Bowls England Certificate of Merit and Badge in 2011 in recognition to her services to the Sport of Bowls. This is a once a year award in England. This was a great accolade for Mary, she gave her time and energy to this relentlessly. What more can be said, Mary led a full and busy life, giving love and friendship to many. It is certain she will always be remembered. Now re-joined with her Father, Mother, Sister and Brother. She has left a massive hole in Roger’s heart, but he will be with her again in time. Very much love to you Mary. A very special lady and will always be in our hearts and memories.