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Born: Mar 26, 1941

Date of Passing: Nov 15, 2020

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March 26, 1941 – November 15, 2020

Peacefully, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, Mary passed away with her family by her side.
She is survived by her beloved daughter Ruth and favourite son-in-law Ronald; her twin sister Kathy and nieces, Susan (Gerry), Trish (Russ, children Ryden and Teagan) and Val (Steve).
Mary was born on March 26, 1941, in Winnipeg along with her twin sister and soulmate Kathy. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna and William Melnyk and her brother-in-law Tony Leochko.
Mary spent a large part of her working life at WestRock (formerly McMillan Bloedel) and retired after 30 years, only to begin her second career, as a casual employee with Carpathia Credit Union for approximately 14 years.
Faith and St. Joseph's Church were very important to Mary. She was a member of both the church and the UCWLC since the mid-1970s.
Mary was a very devoted, loyal, reliable and loving soul who worked full time while raising her daughter as a single parent. During this time, Mary also completed night school, played golf regularly and nurtured her many friendships. Mary enjoyed many friendships from all aspects of her life, some of which lasted over 50 years.
Our family extends our heartfelt gratitude to Holy Family Nursing Home, Dr. T. Babick and Dr. A. Babick, blessed Sisters, the nurses, aides and all staff that helped take care of Mom during this difficult time.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a small family service will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Live streaming will be available through the Cropo Website. A reception will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Nursing Home or Canadian Cancer Society in Mary's memory.

Condolences may be left online at

Vichnaya Pamyat – Memory Eternal

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Dear Ruth, Ron, Kathy and Family, Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, sister and aunt. May you find peace and comfort in your loving memories and support from family and friends. Mary truly was an amazing lady and will deeply missed by many. In Thought and Prayer, Don and Andrea Boitson - Posted by: Andrea Gwozd-Boitson (Friend) on: Nov 24, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I always enjoyed having a good old chat with her when we got together. She was smart and witty. I’ll always remember our visit at St B with all of our moms. They were having a good old walk down memory lane. 💜 - Posted by: Alison Shade (Family) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • I was lucky enough to work with Mary and got a chance to see what a great person she was. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone. I learned so much from her and will remember her always. My thoughts and prayer are with the family. - Posted by: Iryna Kozak (Friend and co-worker) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • I met Mary when I first started work at McMillan Bloedel. We became friends almost emmediatly. She was always a plessure to chat with. She would always call me Rez. She also became good friends with my wife Carolyn. They shared their love of reading books and exchanging them. Mary will be dearly missed. Condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Lorne and Carolyn Rezansoff (Friend and co-worker) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • Ruth, So sorry to hear about your mother. Worked with Mary for many years and enjoyed her wonderful friendship. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Marierose Ronyck (Friend and co-worker) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. She was a good friend and I am glad that she was a part of my life. My deepest sympathy goes out to Ruthie (short cake). Stay strong, keep faith. - Posted by: Bruce Yeadon (Friend) on: Nov 22, 2020

  • Mary touched my life with love, laughter and friendship. My thoughts and prayer are with the family. Mary will be truly missed. - Posted by: Jacqueline Thrumble-Reimer (Friend and co-worker) on: Nov 21, 2020

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