Mary Semeniuk

September 5, 2012 3 Condolences Print Obituary

November 16, 1921 - September 2, 2012

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary who passed away on September 2, 2012 at the age of 90 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Jim, Randy, Ray, Bill, Jerry and Wayne; her daughter Joanna and all their families; seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service
11:00AM Saturday September 8, 2012
Faith Community Church
10405-142A Street

2:30pm at Evergreen Memorial Gardens

  1. To all the family of Mary – So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We knew Mary from way back in the Tawatinaw days. She was such a lovely lady, so kind,gracious and loving. She will be missed by so so many. May you find comfort in knowing that caring thoughts are with you all.

    As Ever, Ed and Elsie Nedbaluk

  2. It is with sorrow in my heart to hear of Mary’s passing, but I know she is in a better place and is now at peace.
    Mary and I met about 13 years ago when I hired her to look after my four young children. She was 77 years old, and when she walked into my home for the first time, she felt like an old friend. Since then, she has been my mentor, my kindred spirit, and my treasured friend. Mary endeared herself to my children, and we have always lovingly referred to her as Apple Pie Mary.
    I know her grandchildren will be reminded of her with the scent of fresh bread baking, and she will be with you all in spirit when you share a good meal together. (I suggest you continue the annual tradition of the picnic in the park in her memory – she loved it!)
    Mary often told me of the days when many more children than her own filled her home, and how she somehow managed to feed the neighborhood gang at her table with the little she had to share. As tough as those times were, I believe Mary treasured them the most!
    Mary taught me so many things about life, and her strength and generosity knew no bounds. Everyone was made to feel special – from the cookies she would leave for the garbage man, to the soup she would bring to her doctor. She showed her love for others through her passion for food. She taught me to be strong on my own, to appreciate the simple things, and to never throw away a soft onion!
    I am so sorry that I cannot join all of you today to pay tribute to such a great lady, but she will be forever treasured in my heart and I will often think of the special bond we shared.
    May you all find the strength in each other to share in your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  3. My sincerest sympathy to all the family in the passing of your dear Mom. I just happened across the obituary and was instantly reminded of all the beautiful memories from going to James River Bible Camp for many years. She tirelessly volunteered year after year cooking for all the different groups of kids over many summers. Some years later, I went to the family camp and there was your Mom with her beautiful smile.. she remembered me. It made my day!! She took the time to tell me how everyone in the family was doing.. she was so proud of each of you!! She remembered that I was the same age as Jerry and that we had corresponded over the camp years. (I still remember the address).

    The years have flown by but I’ve never forgotten your Mom. She made such an impression on my life and was an inspiration to me over the years and in difficult times. That last time I saw her at family camp, she was almost done ‘braiding a hanger’. After sharing with her about my life, she gave me the almost finished hanger and asked if I would take it home and hang it in my closet. She said that every time I looked at it.. to remember that she would be praying for me. That was 38 years ago and I have moved close to 20 times. I still have the hanger.. it’s still unfinished.. just the way your Mom gave it to me. I still use it and will always think of her. Please know how she touched the life of one small town farm girl and I’m only one of the many lives she influenced. Your Mom was one very special lady.. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Warm Regards,


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