It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Pszedwoyski on May 19, 2021, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph and her brother Terry. Mary leaves behind her children, Donna (Barry), Michael, and Pamela (Bruce), as well as 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, Sister-in-Law Judy, 2 nephews and 2 great nephews. A service was held to honour Mary's life on May 28, 2021, at Warren's Funeral Home. Interment took place at Memory Gardens.
Mary was a hard worker who paid attention to detail. Anything she did, whether it be at work or with family and friends would always be done with care and diligence. One of her first jobs was working at the Horse Plant. Mary also helped her husband when he started Joe's Transfer including driving a large Gravel Truck transporting gravel and even dynamite to different locations in Saskatchewan and Medicine Hat. She also worked as a server with The Healy Hotel Catering department. One highlight of her working career was when she was picked to serve Governor General Michener, who had personally thanked her for doing such a good job.
Mary and Joe were active helpers in the early years of establishing Grace United Church on the south side of Swift Current. Her strong work ethic was appreciated by those she assisted over the years. Mary drew on her strength to survive two separate battles with Cancer during her life beating it both times.
Mary was an excellent cook and baker and a gifted hostess. She would always make family and friends feel welcome in her home. Whether it was a family game night, an evening spent with friends or a family Christmas, she always made sure people were well fed and comfortable. As a proud Ukrainian she made amazing perogies, buckwheat or rice cabbage rolls, just to name a few. Mary also loved to Knit, Crochet and Sew.
Mary had a green thumb when it came to gardening and it was a legacy she passed on to all three children. Her grandchildren would often play in and raid her garden when visiting. She also loved to can her harvest, which included her Extreme Garlic Cold Water Pickles, Pickled Beets and Carrots. Mary would generously share her produce with her children and their families.
Mary would often share some of her happier memories. One personal highlight for her was when she got to meet Prince Charles and Camilla at the Diamond Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth in Regina. Mary was so flattered that when Camilla heard Mary would like to meet her, Camilla waited for her to come over and after a wobbly curtsey from Mary, talked with her before Camilla had to leave for the Airport. But even more than this experience, Mary loved to be with her family. She loved her children and absolutely adored her grandchildren. She loved sending cards for birthdays and holidays.
Mary will be missed by many, and her memory will live on through her family.
Vichnaya Pamyat - Memory Eternal. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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