May 1, 1927 – March 24, 2004
With deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of Maria, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, at her home in Lumby, B.C. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Doug; six children: Rita Gitzel of Calgary, AB, Olee (Lillianne) Wowk of Edmonton, AB, Georg (Lynn) Wowk of Edmonton, AB, Olivia Nykolyshyn of Surrey, BC, Marsha Jones of Nanaimo, BC, Irene Demskie (Bob) of Winnipeg, MB, one stepdaughter Susanne (Cesar) Alvarez of Spruce Grove, AB, stepson Wayne Rahnell of Abbotsford, BC, one brother Walter Krzepinski (Diane ) of Edmonton, AB, 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, also numerous relatives in Ukraine. Marie loved gardening and gold panning, and after retiring, she enjoyed traveling with Doug around the world. She was predeceased by her parents, one brother and three stepchildren. Rest in peace Mom. You will always be in our thoughts and our prayers.