Mary Wood is born in Manchester, the fourth of five children.
Aged 19, Mary marries John Butterwick.
In 1979 John suddenly dies of cancer, aged 54.
Butterwick Hospice opens its doors for the first time in Hartburn Lane, Stockton.
Move to Bishopton Road, Stockton, formerly St Paul’s Convent, to create an in-patient service.
New, purpose-built £1.2m Hospice opens next door to the University Hospital of North Tees.
The children’s Hospice opens.
Mary is given an honorary Master of Science degree at Teesside University. She is also awarded the Freedom of Stockton.
Mary is awarded an OBE for services to the Hospice movement.
Butterwick Hospice has grown to provide day care, 10 adult beds and 6 children beds. A Day Care is opened in Bishop Auckland with outreach centres in Sedgefield,Stanhope & Bishop Auckland. Plus a team of palliative care nurses at home is funded.
Mary’s biography – Every Moment Counts – A Life of Mary Butterwick – is published.
Mary passes away, aged 91, in Butterwick Hospice.
Butterwick House Hospice for babies, children and young people celebrates its 21st birthday.
Butterwick Hospice Care celebrates serving the community for 35 years.
Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland celebrate 25 years.