Mary Ellen Blatkewicz (Mercer)


It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mary Blatkewicz, long time resident of Drayton Valley passed away at Drayton Valley Hospital Centre on the evening of Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 82 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, John Blatkewicz; daughter, Joyann (Al) Crane; sons, Don (Natalie) Blatkewicz, Dale (Stacey) Blatkewicz and Lane (Erin) Blatkewicz; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, several extended family and many life-long friends. Mary is predeceased by her son, Ron Blatkewicz; sister, Phyllis Kelly and parents, Elmor and Florence Mercer. Mary’s life will be celebrated at the MacKenzie Conference Centre, 4745-45 Avenue, Drayton Valley on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Dwayne Henley officiating. The Blatkewicz family wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Drayton Valley Hospital for the exceptional care provided to Mary and her family during their time spent there. Memorial contributions in her name may be made directly to: Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7.

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5745-45 Avenue Drayton Valley AB CA

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Fay Kalischuk

Don and Nat I am so sorry to hear about Mary.
I so enjoyed her sense of humor at the coffee table

Laura and Wayne Howes

John and family sending our deepest sympathy. We seen you in McDonald’s on Sunday, John and when I seen you I was wondering where Mary was, because every time I seen you she was with you. I just read the obit tonight May 6. I will miss having coffee with Mary. Take care, Laura and Wayne.


I am so sad to hear this. She was my second mom growing up and I have a lot of wonderful memories to keep if her in my heart! All my love and big hugs to all of you.

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