March 28, 1925 – August 15, 2013
Mary was very gracious in passing with family at her side at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Mary was born in Melville, Sask., married Henry in Vancouver, BC in 1943 and was a long time Langley resident where she was a Charter Member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. She moved to Armstrong, BC last year to reside with her daughter. She was an extremely loving mother, was dedicated to her family and enjoyed her many friends. She was a gifted cook, a restaurant owner and chef and enjoyed life to the fullest. She became ill soon after visiting with all of her siblings and family members in Saskatchewan. When she learned that she had a mere few days to live until her life would come to an end, her keen instincts shone through as she used these precious hours sharing her love and special thoughts with her family, including how she was prepared to “check out heaven”.
Mary is survived by: daughter Delores Fraser of Armstrong, BC; son Ron (Teresa) Stachowski of Victoria, BC; grandchildren: Shelley (Len), Doug, Darcy (Linda), Tony (Pam), and Cory (Mia); great grandchildren: Rochelle (Bob), Breanne, Channai, Jacob, Emma, Jordan, Shawn, Darren (Kristin), and Kailey; great-great grandchildren: Isabella and Brandon; siblings: Elsie (Frank) Zulyniak, Violet Kerestesh, Ed (Ruth) Lutz, Gordon (Joyce) Lutz, Ruth Lypka, Gerry (Johanna) Lutz, Janice (Gordon) McMaster; very long time special friend, Kris Bakerink; many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Elizabeth Lutz, husband Henry, son-in-law Bob Fraser, brothers-in-law Willie Kerestesh, Alex Lypka and sister-in-law Sandra Lutz.
A very special “thank you” to Drs.Vincent and Naude, and to the nurses who provided exceptional care and compassion to Mary and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101- 32nd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2, or to a charity of your choice.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 – 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.
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