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Date of Passing: Mar 29, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary passed away peacefully on March 29, 2020 with family at her side at the age of 96 years.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband Paul; daughter Sylvia and son-in-law Richard.
Mary leaves to mourn her son Mervin (Bernice); grandchildren, Karen, Kevin (Jennifer), Jeff and Jody and great- grandchildren, Cody, Connor, Madi, Katie and Amber.
After emigrating from the Ukraine at an early age, she grew up in Pine River, MB where she met her husband Paul. The two moved to St. Boniface in the early 1940s, where Mom worked as a chamber maid at the Marion Hotel for almost 40 years. Mom spent the last four years of her life residing at Holy Family Nursing Home, where she received the most compassionate of care from remarkable caregivers.
She always looked forward to visits from her family, including the two family puppies - Kooper and Oshie - and loved to take part in bingo, church services and all the entertainment opportunities provided.
Mom had an amazing memory and right until the end of her long life, she enjoyed recalling the days spent in Pine River, the hardships of the great depression and the "how to" of family recipes.
The family would like to thank the staff at Holy Family Nursing Home who provided exceptional care for Mom right until the end.
We will miss you with all our hearts. We love you Baba.
A private funeral service will be held with a Celebration of Life to take place at a later date.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence online at

Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and will be missed by all who met her. - Posted by: Jason Kehler (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2020

  • Our most sincere condolences on your loss. Mary was a wonderful person & friend,whom will be deeply missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy Phyllis Michalyshyn & Family - Posted by: Phyllis Michalyshyn (Friend from Holy Family Nursing Home) on: Apr 06, 2020

  • My sincere sympathy to you all. We lost our Mom last January on the eve of her 100th birthday so have some idea of your loss. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Judy Kuffner (Friend) on: Apr 04, 2020

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