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Born: Dec 04, 1928

Date of Passing: Oct 11, 2020

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(nee TIMO)
December 4, 1928 – October 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Starodub, on October 11, 2020.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Edward, brother John, and parents, Rosalia and Stefan. She is lovingly remembered by her sons, Robert (Linda) and Ronald (Ardine) and granddaughters, Stephanie, Janine and Lauren; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.
Mary was a lifelong resident of East Selkirk. In her early years, she worked at Ashdown Warehouse, where Mary met Ed. They married September 10, 1949, and celebrated 64 years together prior to his passing in 2013.
She was a devoted mom to her sons and took an active interest in all their various activities.
Mary loved working at Parker's Pharmacy for many years. After retirement, Ed and Mary enjoyed a memorable holiday with Philip and Helen in Hawaii and numerous trips to Las Vegas with friends and family.
Mary was a passionate football, baseball and hockey fan. She enjoyed Selkirk Steelers and Winnipeg Jets games and was never too shy to correct a referee's missed call. On her 90th birthday, Mary attended her first Jets 2.0 game, with the highlight being the ovation she received from the crowd while appearing on the jumbotron.
Mary cherished her time with family and her greatest joy was preparing Sunday meals after church. Her granddaughters meant the world to her and she was so proud of all their accomplishments.
As a devout Catholic, Mary attended church every Sunday. She was grounded in her faith in God, prayed her rosary and was prepared when God called her to Him. If one word could be used to describe Mary, it would be "Love". She had an unending capacity to love. We will so dearly miss her.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Anthony Herd, Dr. Habtu Demsas and the many staff and care providers at Selkirk Regional Health Centre palliative care.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private memorial service will be held on Friday, October 23 in the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in East Selkirk. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences from the Storozuk family, we never had the pleasure of meeting your mom but we wish we could have. Take care. - Posted by: Darren storozuk (Friend) on: Oct 20, 2020

  • Lived a beautiful life, raised an amazing family and will be missed but not forgotten. Sincerest condolences to the entire family. With love, Joe and Tammy - Posted by: Joe DiGiacinto (Friend of family) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • So sorry for your family's loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Starodub Family. - Posted by: Bill Bilton (Friend of Ron and Ardine) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Growing up we visited Aunty Maima and Uncle Ed. We spent many hours running through the ditches, taking things from the garden and playing upstairs. There was always a cake on the corner of the counter with a knife in it ready for the taking. Her banana cake was the best! She was always happy to send you home with an extra piece. She was always with a smile and a quiet disposition. Rest peacefully Aunty Maima - Posted by: cindy and derek laye (niece) on: Oct 17, 2020

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