It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to Mary, our beloved mother, baba, sister and aunt, who passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years.
Mary will be remembered for her warmth, kindness, generosity and always being the first to offer a helping hand.
Mary is lovingly remembered by her four daughters, Valerie (Paul) Buhler, Vivian (Jeff) Derejko, Karen Gnafakis (former spouse Taso Gnafakis) and Rochelle (Gabe) Cristofori; grandchildren Sarah Derejko, David Derejko, Ashley Cristofori and Luke Cristofori; as well as four sisters, Elsie, Pearl, Rose and Olga, and one brother, Jerry.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Stanley; her son, Ronald; her parents Fred and Mary; sisters Helen, Cassie, Annie; and brothers Walter, Bill, Mike, Peter and Steve.
Viewing will take place at 10:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Edmund Parish, 13120 – 116 Street, Edmonton, with Reverend Mark McGee officiating. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Benevolence Care Centre, who cared so much for Mary during her time there.
In lieu of flowers, in honour of Mary, donations may be made to St. Edmund Parish
13120 116 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5E 5H5