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Born: Sep 22, 1922
Date of Passing: Feb 18, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Celebrating her long and fulfilling life are her three daughters and sons-in-law, who adored her and will forever remember her as a gentle, caring and generous person, Brenda McKechnie (Doug), Sandra Slotto (Greg) and Donna Copsey Haydey; her "Duckies," seven grandchildren, Lindsay Unrau (Eldon), Christie Lamy (Alex), Kelly McKechnie (James), Matthew Haydey (Glen), Lisa Haydey, Andrew Slotto (Michelle) and James Slotto (Krista); and more "Duckies," nine great-grandchildren, Owen, Abby, Riley, Lucas Unrau; Aurora Lamy; Sage McKechnie; Nathan and Nyla Slotto; and Connor Slotto.
Mary was born on September 22, 1922, growing up in Garland, Manitoba and later residing in Winnipeg for the rest of her life. She met her husband Bill and they married in 1947. Family was everything to mom and many happy memories are shared by family and friends of her ever ready, non-ending supply of chocolate chip cookies, trips to Garland and beyond and hours spent swimming in her backyard pool.
Rest in peace mom. You have been the best mom, grandma and great-grandma.
Private family internment at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, mom wished that donations be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Family and friends may sign a book of
condolence at www.glenlawn.ca
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
My wife Carolyn and I are sad to hear of Aunty Mary's passing. We always enjoyed her phone calls. She was always trying to track down her brother, my dad, Nestor Paul and finally they connected often. We had time to talk with her many times. Carol loved talking to Mary as they had many things in common, Carol has Ukrainian heritage, loves her culture, and they enjoyed long conversations. One thing I found interesting is that when I sent in for the Ancestry DNA test, Aunty Mary Copsey showed up as the best match, now that was fun! I remember Aunty Mary and Uncle Bill when I came to Winnipeg for a visit many years ago, I also remember Brenda during that visit. It is sad that we never had a chance to visit as often as Carolyn and I should have. We have kept close ties with Dave Murray and his wife in Calgary. I offered to fly out to Winnipeg with my dad a number of times and he wasn't prepared to travel much. More time has gone by and the visits still have not happened. Carol and I viewed the memorial service photo presentation today. Jennifer emailed us the link. I felt emotional seeing all the old photos of Mary, Betty, Grampa, Grandma, and the old farm house in Garland. Those were good memories when I was out there very early in life. Just to let you know we send our deepest sympathies to Aunty Mary's entire family, based on the memorial photos, it looks like a beautiful active family of children and parents. Carol and I are semi retired, I guess you could say, we are active, healthy hikers, skiers, biking, travellers, etc. We were not blessed with children but spend time with our many nieces and nephews and their children often. We are great aunt and great uncle to 10 beautiful young children. There is no reason why we cannot see who is in our family in Winnipeg. We will come visit and will track someone down out there to say we just might show up. We send our love the entire family Cliff and Carol Edmonton - Posted by: Clifford Paul (Cwihun) Swain (Nephew in Edmonton) on: Feb 27, 2021
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