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Born: Nov 22, 1966

Date of Passing: Apr 26, 2020

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November 22, 1966 - April 26, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we announce Mari's sudden passing, on April 26.
Mari passed away peacefully at home, leaving to grieve her mother Mary, brother Mark (Cathy Senecal), sisters, Theresa (Peter Williams) and Pamela (James Buchok), and nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Matthew, Beth, Sacha and James. Mari will also be missed by many dear longtime friends. Mari's cherished father, Peter, predeceased her (2015).
Mari had a special way of making everyone feel comfortable and special. Intelligent, funny, compassionate, patient and kind, Mari enhanced the lives of the residents of the Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home for many years as a Recreational Activities Aide.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be determined, when Mari's family and friends can gather to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mari can be made to The Salvation Army's "Neighbours Helping Neighbours Program", 324 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0L5 or a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence online at:
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 01, 2020, May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (21 entries)

  • To Mari's family sorry for your loss, Mari was an amazing person. My grandma used to live at Tuexdo Villa and I spent most of my days there and Mari was so nice and kind and one day she brought me a gift out of the blue. I helped Mari lots especially when she wasn’t up to watering the flowers, she always said hello to me in passing. Last Christmas I saw Mari at a school craft sale and she was so happy to see me she called out my name as I approached her table, she was so interested in how I was doing and wanted to know if I still came to visit Tuxedo as my grandma had passed and she even gave me a candy from her table. She was so happy and her smile and laugh were bigger than life. We will miss you Mari but Rest In Peace I till we see you again one day hugs to the family - Posted by: Meghan (Former family member at Tuexdo villa ) on: May 09, 2020

  • On behalf of the Kagan family, we send our deepest condolences. I knew Mari in the early part of her life. Our families attended the same church where my mother volunteered as a catechism teacher. Mari was so full of life, incredibly smart and so kind. Although I have not seen her in years, I still remember her laugh and energy as though it was yesterday. She will be missed - Posted by: John Kagan (friend) on: May 06, 2020

  • Our condolences to Mari's family and Special friend Glen. We have had the pleasure of many visits/dinners with Mari and Glen the past 10 or so years. Mari's bright and cheerful, demeanor will be greatly missed. She always made our evenings special by the extra efforts she made. It's so tragic that she left us so soon. You will be missed by many, dear Mari. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Mona (Friend) on: May 05, 2020

  • To Mrs. Clarke, Mark, Theresa, Pam and families: My sincere condolences to you all. Though I had not seen Mari in the last few years, she was a dear friend and I have countless memories of the good times we spent together when we were younger. She was a genuinely kind, considerate person who was always interested in what other people were up to, and she rejoiced in their happiness. She was also super insightful and had a great sense of humour...I will never forget her laugh. Through Mari's kindness, I met Mark, with whom I worked one wonderful summer at Hecla, an experience that changed my life. I feel fortunate to have known Mari. She made a positive difference in many, many people's lives. Thinking of you all - Doug Shearer. - Posted by: Doug Shearer (Friend) on: May 04, 2020

  • On behalf of Mary Jannetta, our family sends our condolences to Mari’s family. Our mother was a resident at Tuxedo Villa, where she first met Mari, and they quickly became friends. Mari brightened our mother’s day whenever they were in each other’s company. After our mother moved to West Park Manor, Mari would come to visit her, taking the time to come often after her work day, and always bringing a small gift. Mari was cheerful, always had a smile on her face, and our mom will fondly remember her friendship and kindness. Please know that Mari made a difference in our mother’s life over the last few years, and we were all very sad to learn of her passing. - Posted by: Mary Jannetta and family (friend) on: May 03, 2020

  • To Mary and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Mari's sudden departure and the effects on those who loved her. May we all recall, with fondness our memories of the vibrancy that shines from her picture during this time of loss. We recall Mari's spirit of kindness and love for all who had the pleasure to be touched by her light. May she rest in peace, surrounded by love. In sympathy, Jake and Diane - Posted by: Jake & Diane Williams (Friend) on: May 03, 2020

  • I remember Mari as always helping someone, her beautiful smile, very nice person, rest in peace. - Posted by: karen fry (friend coworker) on: May 02, 2020

  • My heartfelt condolences to the Clarke and Buchok families. I am confident that your many good memories of Mari will keep her close. Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: David B Ramsay (friend of family) on: May 02, 2020

  • I love you. I miss you. All your visits and all the time you made for me looking after my flowers. Thank you. God bless you. All my love from Tuxedo Villa. - Posted by: Isabel Mostowy (Resident at Tuxedo Villa/Friend) on: May 02, 2020

  • I am very shocked to hear of Maris passing, please accept my deepest sympathy to the entire family, she was so kind to me when I first moved here, and we shared some movies and cups of tea together. alto I haven.t seen her lately I often thought of her with kindness. Such a sweet soul I know she will be sadly missed. - Posted by: patricia odonnell (ex neighbor) on: May 02, 2020

  • My heart felt condolences and prayers go out to Mary, Mark, Theresa, Pam and family. The untimely loss of your beautiful Mari will be sadly felt by everyone who was fortunate enough to have crossed her path. Gentle and kind, Mari will forever be my precious secret Santa. Carol Reznik - Posted by: Carol Reznik (Friend ) on: May 02, 2020

  • Mari was such a kind and loving person to the residents of Tuxedo Villa. She would always stop and visit with my mother and I every time we were there. I could rely on Mari for a smile and some positive words. I have known Mari for four years and I have lost a friend. I will truly miss her. My condolences to her family, friends, and coworkers. - Posted by: Enid Brown (Daughter of Tuxedo Villa resident) on: May 02, 2020

  • I grew up with Mari on Borebank Street. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts to you and your family. - Posted by: Sue Swail Bang (Friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • I was sad to hear this news and send my condolences to all of Mari's friends and family. I have not connected with Mari since we were teenagers in school in Winnipeg. It sounds as though, since that time, Mari has been leading a fulfilling life helping others and will be greatly missed. Life at Queenston School (our elementary school) was like having a little gang - as it must be for all children. We all spent a solid 7 years together, we knew everything about each other, about each other's families, pets, activities, likes and dislikes. We lived in each other's pockets. We roamed the neighbourhood like a pack of dogs, going in and out of each other's houses, biking to random destinations and played endlessly in the snow. This intimate relationship is easy to recall even 40 years later and seems like it was just yesterday. Mari was part of my Brownie and guiding experience outside of school as well. We are immortalized at our youthful selves in all those class pictures - and it would seem from the picture here, that Mari has not changed a bit. She still has the same smile and friendly face. Although Mari and I were not currently connected, hearing this news hits close to home. We are not yet supposed to be losing someone our age, and it brings into focus that we are not the invincible young kids that we once were. I am very sorry that I will not have a chance to reminisce with her in person. My thoughts are with those of you who were in Mari's life today. I know she will be missed. - Posted by: Diane Katrusiak (ne Malaher) (Friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • I only met Mari 2 weeks ago when she helped my mother do a Skype visit to our home from Tuxedo Park Villa. She was so helpful and sweet. I was so sorry to hear of her passing as I was looking forward to our next visit with her and Mom. I extend my sincere condolences to her family and friends. - Posted by: Deborah Elizabeth Nielsen (daughter of Tuxedo Villa client) on: May 01, 2020

  • I'm so incredibly sorry to hear of Mari's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her at Queenston and the two of us taking ballet together for so many years. Our paths have crossed on and off over the years and she always made me smile and laugh every time we reconnected. I also had the pleasure of getting to know Theresa when we worked together in Thompson. To the entire Clarke family, I am so very sorry for your loss and am thinking of all of you. - Posted by: Darcy Cantin (Friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • Dear Mrs Clarke, Mark, Theresa and Pam - Thinking of you all - may the many happy memories of Mari life flood over you all during this time of darkness. Thoughts prayers, Bruce Keats - Posted by: Bruce Keats (Friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • Our heartfelt condolences to the Clarke family. - Posted by: Kim Reid and the Granger family (Neighbor and friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • Your beautiful blue eyes, that gorgeous curly hair, your contagious laughter, patience, kindness and open heart - my first true love. I’m so lucky to have known you, Rest In Peace sweet sweet soul - Posted by: Geoffrey Young (Friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • My Heartfelt condolences go out to you Mark and your family. Mari's wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Toni Marks and family. - Posted by: Toni Marks (Friend) on: May 01, 2020

  • Mari was a kind friendly person. I will surely miss working with her. My condolences to the family. Val Kostelnick co worker from recreation. - Posted by: Valerie kostelnick (Friend from tuxedo villa.) on: May 01, 2020

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