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Born: Mar 16, 1933

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2017

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MARY WOLFE 1933 2017 Mary Martha Wolfe passed away peacefully at the Concordia Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after having suffered a stroke in September. She is survived by son Ken Wolfe; sisters Polly and Lena, and brother Teddy; and also by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews who knew her well. She had survived Theodore, her husband of 63 years, by only one month. Her brothers Stanley, Henry, Victor, and Eddie were all previously deceased. Mary was born as Mary Krysko in East Braintree, Manitoba on March 16, 1933 and grew up on the family farm there, raised by father Mike and mother Mary alongside her brothers and sisters. East Braintree is where she met her future husband, Theodore Wolfe, who was working as a teacher at Midwinter School. They married in 1954 at Robertson Memorial United Church in Winnipeg. Their son Ken was born in 1962. They lived in Vancouver for one year then returned to Winnipeg and bought the house where they were to live for the rest of their lives. Mary worked for a number of years as a secretary, first at Marshall Wells and then at the Bank of Montreal and finally in the Manitoba Department of Education. In later years she and Theodore traveled as far as England, Scandinavia, Western Europe, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Mary had great love for music, and particularly she loved singing. For several years she was in the Sweet Adelines choir where she sang barbershop harmony. At the Robertson United Church where she had been married she sang in the choir alongside her sister-in-law Carole Krysko and her friend Pat Quint. She was also very athletic and enjoyed a number of sports including curling, badminton, and tennis. She loved playing cards, particularly cribbage and bridge. She was a great fan of British drama and mystery television series. She was a very accomplished cook, often drawing from a large set of recipe books that she had collected over the years. Mary always made a great effort to keep in touch with family no matter how far away they were. Friends and family alike will miss her visits, her long talks, and her family Christmas newsletters. Mary will be cremated and in keeping with her wishes, no services will be held. We request that no flowers be sent and if friends so desire, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 21, 2017

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Mary was as close to my sister that did not share the same womb, or conception pair. My family (Norm, Sue, Carole and Jeff) for a number of years counted Mary in as a person in our family. When she was not with our family, we felt something was missing. it was Mary. My fondest memory of Mary is when her real family and Carole and Jeff and I spent a week or two of a summer "on the farm," at East Braintree and Prawda. At our first meal Mary was Chief Cook and bottle-washer. She had a bag of Pancake Mix and teddy and I went to the store to get KLIM That MILK spelled bass ackward. It was powder to be mixed with water, and magically became a substitute for milk. to make the pancake batter become a batter. I do not recall her measuring anything, but within a half hour she was running out of flat surfaces to pile the pancakes. We were bunked in at the original farm house. Mud walls and floors. with the kitchen outside. There were five people to eat the landslide of flapjacks, I think over a few days we ate them all. If anyone yelled, "What's to eat." Everyone chimed in :"PANCAKES". If I recollect correct, Teddy ventured out to see if he could raid his Mom's garden and trap some kind of small bird so we could have a variance of the pancakes. The foregoing was at the East Braintree Krysko Farm. The next week, we went to Prawda to a real farm that was worked by the Family. We had wonderful Harvester meals, with all the workers gathered at the table, I stood at the side of a Thrashing Machine. I hooked the bag to the tube, waited for the bushel to be filled and stacked it up with all the rest. We slept in the straw above the barn, and I lost a shoe. I suppose mot of the seasoned harvesters wondered why the City Slicker Kid was working with one shoe only. If they read this, now they know. Mary and Ted shared many enjoyable times with My wife Flo and I through the years and we are blessed to still have them in our memories. Gone but not forgotten. Warren and Flo - Posted by: Warren B Funnell (Almost Sister/Brother) on: Oct 24, 2017

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