1924 ~ 2017
Mrs. Mary Mihalicz of Raymond, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Mihalicz, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Prairie Ridge Care Home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Mary was born on August 5, 1924 in Midland, Ontario. Mary’s family eventually moved to Freeborn Farm in Golden Stream, MB where she attended school. She worked during the war running machinery, and that’s where she met the love of her life, John.
John & Mary were married in January 1945 and had two children, Robert & Patricia. They lived in several small communities throughout Saskatchewan during their married years, eventually settling in Regina where John was a car salesman for GM and Mary was a Manager at Kresge’s Department Store.
After both children and their families moved to Lethbridge, AB, John & Mary followed shortly thereafter, where Mary worked at Avenue Shoes until her retirement in 1983. After John passed away in 1997, Mary lived in Lethbridge for another 17 years before moving to the Prairie Ridge Care Home in Raymond in 2014, where she resided until her passing.
Mary enjoyed several sporting activities – she was an avid curler in her younger years, participating in many bonspiels. Even up to this year, Mary always enjoyed watching curling on television.
Family was always an important part of Mary’s life – she loved going to family gatherings, visiting and reminiscing with relatives. She was always hospitable anytime family came to visit - you were always welcome in her home.
Mary is survived by her five Grandsons Bradley Temreck, Jason (Lena) Temreck, and Troy (Shannon Duda) Mihalicz of Lethbridge, Kelly (Laya) Mihalicz and Eugene Mihalicz of Calgary; four Great-Grandchildren Chayce, Megan, & Rya Mihalicz, and Natasha Temreck; Brother Jim Gardiner of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Besides her loving husband John, Mary was predeceased by her Parents J. Ernest & Edith Gardiner; children Patricia Temreck and Robert Mihalicz; Brother George Gardiner, Sisters Mildred Hillman, Margaret Hillman, Agnes Thom, and Audrey Head.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. Inurnment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s memory to the Good Samaritans Society Prairie Ridge, 328 Broadway S. Raymond, AB T0K 2S0.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Prairie Ridge Care Home in Raymond for taking such good care of her the last 3+ years, as well as Dr. Regan Steed. You will always have a special place in our hearts.