Mary Fedorovich


h heavy hearts we announce the
passing of Mary in the early hours of March
6, 2015. At 95 years of age, Mary still had a
mischievous sense of humour and a
curiosity about life around her. Mary
enjoyed having visitors, friends and family
to spice up her days.
She was born on the farm in Barich, Alberta
on February 14, 1920 to Thomas Yasinski
and Anna (Chersick) Yasinski. Mary had
two children, both of whom have
predeceased her: Lawrence (Larry)
Polachuk (May 11, 2014) and Billy Joe
Polachuk (8 days old). She is survived by
her grandson Kevin Polachuk (Nicole),
sisters Sophie (Peter) Bottoms, Olga (Ray)
Hodge, Jenny (George) Thibault, daughterin-law
Hope Polachuk, nephew Danny
(Janet) Fedorovich, stepson Martin
Fedorovich, numerous nieces and
nephews. Many of Mary’s family have also
passed before her: brothers Tom, Victor,
Nick (Ester), Peter, Mike, John (Joyce),
and sisters Rosie, Lillie, Josie (Howard)
Gould, daughter-in-law Sue Polachuk and
beloved granddaughter Leanne Polachuk.
Mary was married to Zanon Fedorovich.
When visiting and caring for Zan while he
was living at the Northwood Care Centre,
Mary became acquainted with the ladies
that volunteered at the Tuck Shop. Mary
had received a plaque thanking her for
7000 hours of volunteer service.
Mary worked a variety of jobs in her life,
including cookhouse helper, waitress,
chambermaid and laundress. Eventually,
Mary owned and operated a laundromat in
Mercoal, Alberta until the town closed and
then moved to Edmonton, Alberta where
she worked as a uniform factory
seamstress until retirement. Wherever she
worked, Mary was appreciated for her
willingness to work hard and do the job
right. She was happiest when she was
busy. whether in the garden, kitchen or at
work, she always had a smile on her face.
Memorial Donations may be made to: The
Spruce Grove Golden Age Club, 301
Jespersen Ave, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X
Funeral service will be held on Saturday
March 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Serenity
North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess
Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton.

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My Dearest Aunt Mary,

I will always remember your bright smile and the twinkle in your eyes. I have many memories of you that I will hold close to my heart always. Rest in peace.


My SIster Mary,

My heart is heavy on hearing the news of your passing. There is never a day that goes by that I don’t think of you, a sister bond is so strong that not even in death can it be broken.

I love & miss you so much, but this is not good bye but see you later on the other side!

Lots of love your sister Jenny!!


Dear Aunt Mary,

We will always remember you contagious smile and your outgoing personality. You were one cool lady right to the end. Our thoughts are ever with you, though you have passed away. Those who have loved you dearly are thinking of you today.

Love from your nieces

Valerie (Ryan) and Patricia (Leew)


Dear Aunt Mary, wishing you peace, love, and laughter. Your strong mind and stubborn soul are a source of inspiration to me. Love, Katrina Kuefler

Zenaida Banton

My name is Zenaida Banton and I’m a Nursing Attendant at the Good Samaritan Stony Plain. I cared for Mary and found her a kind, loving and very compassionate person. Mary called me Angie for the word “Angel” because whenever she needs a cup of tea I’m there to help her. God bless her for now she is my Angel.

Dawn Gould

Good bye Aunt Mary. You were steadfast and always there and cared for so many in your life time. We pray you are at peace. God’s love
The Gould Family.

dan janet fedorvich

I will miss a dear aunt. She was loved by our grandchildren. My sister Donna will miss her as well. Love Dan and janetfedorvich

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