It is with deep sorrow that the family of Mary Fedorchuk announces her passing on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Cranbrook at 92 years of age.
Mary was born on September 25, 1922 in Yorkton, SK. She was the youngest of seven children. She married Nick Fedorchuk on October 29, 1941. They relocated from Saskatchewan to Creston, BC in 1946. In 1948 they moved again, this time to Cranbrook, where Mary has since resided. After her husband Nick passed away in 1970, Mary entered into the workforce spending 2 years with Stedman’s store and 10 years at the Cranbrook Regional Hospital in the laundry department. Mary enjoyed her time at the hospital. She found it very meaningful – not just a job, but helping people. She was happiest while with her children and proud of them all. Having grandchildren, and then great grandchildren gave her great pleasure. Mary will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Mary is survived by her sons Don (Katy) of Cranbrook and Merv (Ardell) of Kamloops; daughters Sharon (Richard) of Creston and Norma (Dewie) of Creston; her grandchildren Rob (Dawn), Karen (Ron), Susanna (Mike), Carrie-Anne, Jason (Lynn), Jonathan (Krista), Heather and Tracy; and her great grandchildren Kimber-lee, Caitlin, Jake, Ava and Parker. She was predeceased by her husband Nick, two sisters and four brothers.
A memorial service for Mary will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 am at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s honour may be made to the: East Kootenay Foundation for Health, c/o East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9.