With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Mae Yung (Mae) Draker, beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Surrounded by her family, Mae passed away peacefully at the age of 71 at the Civic Hospital following an unexpected brain injury.
Mae was an inspiration and a role model to her two daughters, Stephanie (Randy) and Jessica (Joshua). She will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters, Bun (Yan-Qing), Mae-Hah, Mae-Ling (Ron), Hazel (Per) and John (Christine), her nieces and nephews, Zi-Ann, Geoffrey, Nathan and Rachel, as well as many other family members and friends.
Mae will be remembered for her infectious laugh, zest for life, story-telling, cooking, and her passion for travel. She enjoyed a very rewarding 37 year career with Royal Bank in Ottawa and cherished her many friendships with colleagues and customers.
Family and friends are invited to visit and pay their respects on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services (280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, ON) between 1:30pm and 4:00pm. A Memorial Service will be followed at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca) and/or Diabetes Canada (www.diabetes.ca).
Micheline Yen & Vitus So
I am saddened and shocked to hear of Mae's passing. Mae's up beat personality will always be remembered. My sincere condolence to all of you
Hard not to forget my conversation with Mae about Antartica. A world traveller and a genuine individual. My thoughts are with you all.
So many fun memories especially involving our children and Dim Sum and our gardening adventures. Will miss you my friend❤️
Kathy Robinson (Carruthers)
Many wonderful times with Mae Often around Dim Sum home made in Mae's kitchen or in her approved restaurant. Mae and I had many a gardening adventure.... pushing wheel barrels of perennial plants down Hamilton Ave to each other’s gardens. Loved her orange blossom tree and her beautiful roses.
Miss you my friend ❤️
You guys are so right. Mae always made me laugh. So funny and such a gentle soul. Jess and Stephanie you guys are just like her. She was such a proud mom. She will continue to watch over you forever.
My condolences to the family. Thinking of you during these difficult times.
I had the pleasure of working with Mae with the Royal Bank.
May she rest in eternal peace
My condolences to her family.
Having worked closely with Jessica for several years, I can presume how proud Mae would feel as a mother given the talent, strength of character, and capability of her daughter. I only ever heard Jess utter words of respect, admiration and appreciation for her mother - the greatest joy any parent can ever hope for from their child. Only the warmest feelings at this time of mourning, and my sincere hopes for an earnest and fulfilling celebration of life. Gone too soon, no doubt, but may the weight of your sorrow be lightened by the fondness of your everlasting memory of your mom.
My deepest condolences.
Stephanie, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am saddened by this news and am so sorry for your loss.