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Born: Feb 17, 1922

Date of Passing: Jun 02, 2022

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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Mary Lorraine Wildeman, on June 2, 2022, at the age of 100 years. We have the picture from the Queen, of which Mary was very proud, to prove it!
Mary was predeceased by husband Joseph and son Ron. Mary leaves her children, Joanne, Jim (Celine), and Tom (Wendy); grandchildren, Jenny (Darrin), Marni (Scott), Devon (Melissa), Beau, Andrea (Al), and Matthew; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Coen, Brooke, Carter, Elena, and Giuliana.
Born February 17, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, Mary moved to Saskatoon at an early age and grew up with a love of sports, excelling in tennis. She became a teacher, recalling, with great fondness, her years in a one-room schoolhouse in Allan, Saskatchewan.
Mary married her loving husband Joe on July 1, 1949, and they were married for 44 years, until Joe's passing in 1993.
They re-located to Winnipeg in 1959 and Mary became involved in many community and church organizations including being a member of the Catholic Women's League at St. John Brebeuf Parish. She was also a staunch Blue Bomber and Jets fan, enjoying Bomber season tickets with friends, well into her 80s.
Mary was a loving and devoted mother, and her involvement in the Catholic Church was an important part of her life. Her ability to find laughter in the smallest things was an admirable trait that will be missed.
Mary treasured her many years of travel with Joe, most notably for several years to a winter home in Lake Wales, Florida, where she played tennis and golf with Joe.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Brebeuf Church on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

475 Provencher Blvd.,
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 07, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I had the pleasure of working with Mary when I was a very young teacher. She was just a lovely person who shared her wisdom with such warmth and good humour. I remember her laugh. I am so glad she had such a long, wonderful life and leaves such a large family with memories of her that are full of love. My condolences to you all. - Posted by: Margaret Dykes (Co worker) on: Jun 09, 2022

  • Aunt Mary...a beautiful life, well lived! - Posted by: Pat Stubbs (Wildeman) (Niece (John& Eleanora's daughter)) on: Jun 08, 2022

  • One particular visit with Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe was quite memorable. My mother Irene and I went down to Florida and; while visiting them in Lake Wales saw the Challenger blast off from their doorstep while watching it live on tv! - Posted by: Ellen Armstrong (Neice) on: Jun 07, 2022

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