It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Popowich on January 2nd, 2016 at the age of 95.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Dan, in 1981 and the last to survive of her five siblings.

She leaves behind: son Dennis (Janie); granddaughter Stephanie (Blake) and great grandchildren: Julia and Joshua; grandson Trevor (Celine) and great granddaughter Iyla; daughter Sylvia (predeceased husband Victor); granddaughter Tania (Mark) and great granddaughter Kendra (Curtis); granddaughter Marla; granddaughter Krista (Andy) and great grandson Nico.

Mary’s life started in Saskatchewan near Springside where she grew up on a homestead farm, helping with farm chores and attending her school classes. She married Dan in 1941 and they settled in the Vernon area raising a family on their orchard property. They sold their orchard in 1969 and retired to the city. With Dan passing away in 1981, Mary soon sold the home and moved into a seniors’ centre where she enjoyed the activities and friendships. Later, with her health failing, she moved to an assisted living facility, Heritage Square, where she lived for the past ten years. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Heritage Square for their dedicated care and support.

The funeral service for Mary will be held at the Vernon Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, 4100 – 27th Street on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A reception will follow at Schubert Centre, 3505 – 30th Avenue in Vernon at which time we can all share our memories of Mary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME. (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at

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