It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Zilinski of Spruce Valley on February 11, 2020, at the age of 94 years.
Mary is survived by her children Lorna, Joyce, Sharon, Judy Gord) Jackiw, Ed, Gordon(Kathy), daughter-in-law Pat,7grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband Nick, son Allen, and son-in-law Arnold Barker.
In 1931 Mary, her mother and 4 siblings immigrated from Poland to Canada to the Spruce Valley area where her father claimed a homestead. Mary met Nick Zilinski and married in 1944. Together they developed their Spruce Valley farm and raised their 7 children. Mary was an avid gardener. She was known for her huge garden and raspberry patch which she enjoyed sharing with family and friends.
Mary’s children and family were very dear to her. She enjoyed their visits and all family gatherings. Neighbors and friends were always welcome. Mary and Nick enjoyed holidays with their friends and family to British Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, Alaska, and Ukraine. Visiting with neighbors, playing canasta and in later years meeting for coffee at Prosvita were enjoyable pastimes. In 2008 they moved to Wildrose Villa in Boyle for their later years of retirement. Mary enjoyed all the activities at the Villa, took up painting and especially enjoyed the card games. Mary was in good health up to the last month of her life and passed peacefully.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Grassland Community Hall with Interment to follow at the Spruce Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boyle Wild Rose Villa or Road to Hope.