Mary Paton was born in Cudworth Saskatchewan on January 31, 1921 and passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018. A devoted mother and homemaker, Mary was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. In later years, Bingo, Word Search and playing “Four Kings” became her passion.
Mary was predeceased by husbands Peter Paton and Walter Dufresne; sisters Ann (Nykiforuk) and Jenny (Pearce); and brothers Bill Stadnyk (Josie), Peter Stanton (Evelyn), Mike Stadnyk (Germaine) and Alex Stadnyk. She is survived by sister Pauline (Vaillant); and brothers Nick Stadnyk (Betty) and John Stadnyk (Joyce). She is also survived by son Larry Dufresne (Dini Bottinga), granddaughters Darcy Dufresne and Robin Stroud (Richard) and great grandchild Haylee (Goltz).
The family is grateful to the St. Thomas Extended Care Facility and the Allen Grey Continuing Care Facility for their exemplary caring and assistance with her care in recent years, as with Mary’s long friendship with Orest and Laverne Kuziemsky; and sister-in-law Helen Dufresne.
At her request no service will be held, however a Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held for family and friends at a later date.