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Mary Kuz

Obituary

Mary Kuz (nee Kachur)

April 2, 1925 – November 17, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mother at the age of 96.

She leaves to mourn her daughters; Marlene Skrinski and Valerie Moskal, son-in-law Peter Skrinski, grandson Kyle. Brother Joseph Kachur (Josie), brother-in-law’s William Pura and Mike Yaremko, sister-in-law Lilly Kachur and many nieces and nephews.

Mom was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Anne, husband Michael, five of her siblings; Steve, Paul, John, Lena and Sylvia, sister-in-law’s Mary and Lucy, her niece Joyce and nephew Jimmy.

Mom was born and raised on a farm in a small town in Saskatchewan near Tadmore.  She was the fifth eldest of seven siblings.  Life was hard.  They all had plenty of chores to do, but they also had a lot of fun times growing up together.

Eventually they almost all moved to the big city, namely Winnipeg.  Only one brother, Paul stayed behind to farm the land.

Mom got a job as a waitress and that was the beginning of a long career in the food service industry.  She worked at many different restaurants over many years.  The once famous Royal Alexander Hotel Chamber of Commerce Restaurant, Town and Country and catering for Rae & Jerry’s.

Mom was also part of the Holy Eucharist catering crew.  The ladies from the church worked many events and celebrations to raise money for the now existing Parish Centre.

Her last job was at the Hudson Bay Store downtown in the Georgian Room Restaurant.  She worked there for several years and then retired.  With retirement came freedom.  Freedom to travel; yearly family vacations and many casino trips. 

Mom was thrilled when she finally became a Grandmother.  Her grandson Kyle was her pride and joy.  She enjoyed watching Kyle play hockey and soccer and tried to attend as many games as she could.  She especially enjoyed his Ukrainian dance concerts.

Mom loved flowers, her yard and garden were always full of beautiful blooms.  She loved to knit sweaters and scarves until her eyesight started to fail her.

Mom was a great cook especially during the holiday seasons.  She kept many Easter and Christmas traditions, which we hope to be able to continue with. 

Mom brought joy to everyone she met.  She had a good sense of humour and loved to joke around.  She loved Ukrainian music, gardening, cooking for her family and casino hopping.

Mom was a very religious person and had deep faith and devotion to her church.  She was a member of the Holy Eucharist UCWLC for over 50 years. 

As her health started to decline Mom was forced to slowdown and give up some of her many activities, but she never complained.  She showed us great strength and courage.  She made a great and loving home for us.  We tried to give her the best life possible, as she gave us. 

We wish to thank all the nursing staff and health car aides on the 5th floor nursing station at the Grace Hospital for their kindness and care to Mom.

If so desired, donations can be made to Holy Eucharist Parish 460 Munroe Avenue, Wpg, MB in Mom’s memory. 

A private family funeral has already taken place.

Thank you for being the best Mother and Grandmother we could have ever hoped to have. 

Mom we love you and we will all miss you very, very much.

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