Mary Macrae Low

December 16, 1929 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Mary Low Obituary

Mary Macrae Low December 1929-2023

Mary Low age 93 of Ferndale, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on November 29th, 2023. She was born December 16, 1929, to Margaret Foulis and Donald Macrae in Dundee, Scotland, the oldest of 4 siblings. Mary grew up in challenging circumstances due to the Great Depression, and then later World War II. Following the war, she married George Low in 1946 who had served bravely in the Black Watch Infantry Regiment. They were happily married for 45 years until George’s passing in 1991.

Their first daughter Marcia was born in Scotland. Mary continued to work as an artist model at the University of Dundee, eventually posing for notable artist Alberto Morrocco. Toronto, Canada was their next destination where they had their second daughter Deborah. Soon after, the family moved to Michigan, settling in Ferndale where they had their third child, Bruce, and where Mary lived for the next 66 years.

Mary led a very active life. Scottish Country Dancing was a lifelong passion and where she met her second husband Robert Beatty. They were married from 2002 to 2009 when Bob passed away. Bob and Mary played disc golf with Mary eventually holding the World Record for distance throw for women over 75-, 80-, 85- and 90-year-old categories. She was also a world traveler with multiple tours of Europe, Australia, North Africa, and North America.

Mary lived life to the fullest, enjoying dance, music, art, theater, cinema, and live performances. She was an inspiration to everyone she met, sharing her joy of life with family and friends.

Mary was an honorary member of so many families, we want to thank everyone for sharing your lives with our mother and hope her light that shone so brightly will continue in your memories.

Mary was the loving Mother of children Marcia (Dennis), Deborah (Michael) and Bruce (Lisa). Fondly remembered by her brothers Robert (Agatha dec.), James (Elizabeth dec.), Donald (Evelyn). Devoted grandmother to David (Juli), Robert (Melissa), Kristin (Matt), Chelsea (Kiel), Graham (Riley), and Alexandra. Doting great grandmother (GiGi) to Darko, Sofije, Goran, Roko, Lucia, Layla, Lachlan, Jasper, Beckett and soon Baby-To-Be. Aunt to Glen, Graham, Gregory, Gordon, Tina, Debbie, Donna, Don, Sylvia and James.

Family, friends and loved ones will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Mary Low on December 10, 2023. 


Wessel and Wilk Funeral Home (website) 

23690 Woodward Ave, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069 

Family will be present at 12:00pm to receive guests. 

Formal service 1pm - 2pm will be livestreamed:

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Topic: Mary Low Service
Time: Dec 10, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Celebration of Life 

The Commonwealth Club 


30088 Dequindre Rd, Warren, MI 48092  

2:30pm - 5pm 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to causes important to Mary: 

The Nature Conservancy 

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The Commonwealth Club  

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 10, 2023

12:00 PM
Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home
23690 Woodward Ave.
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 48069

Funeral Service
December 10, 2023

1:00 PM
Wessels & Wilk Funeral Home
23690 Woodward Ave.
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 48069

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