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MELNICHUK, Mary (Maria)

MELNICHUK, Mary (Maria)

Mary {Maria} Melnichuk, a long-time resident of Kelowna BC passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Three Links Manor in Kelowna at the age of 96 years. Mary was born on November 12, 1921 in Ceblow, Poland to John and Melania Werhun. She emigrated to Canada in 1938 with her mother and three brothers; Bill, Andy and Harry, to meet her dad in British Columbia who was working for the C.N.R. on the Railroad. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Makar Melnichuk. In 1947 they purchased a 20 acre Orchard in Ellison, and farmed it until 1981. Shortly thereafter, they retired to Kelowna to enjoy gardening, bowling, card playing, travelling and spending more good times with the family. Mary was one of the founding members to establish the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Kelowna, beginning in 1957. In 1992 the Ukrainian Canadian Congress presented a certificate of recognition to Makar and Mary Melnichuk in appreciation of the dedicated contributions to Ukrainian cultural, religious and community life in the Kelowna area. Mary will be sadly missed by her three sons: John (Lydia) and granddaughter, Christina; Mike (Priscilla) and their children; Janice (Dave) Walters and great granddaughter Sarah; Kathy (Rik) Blok; and Norman (Tasha); Roy, and granddaughter Jay-lin. The family would like to thank Dr. Williams and the staff at Three Links Manor for her wonderful care. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1935 Barlee Road, Kelowna on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com


Condolence Messages
  • Feb 09, 2018
    To Mike, Priscilla and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of your mom and grandma. Our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.
    Allan and Pam Neid
  • Feb 08, 2018
    Mike, Priscilla, Norm, Tasha and family,
    My sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your beloved family member. You are in my thoughts.
    Lee Chapman
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. We are sharing your grief.
    Andy and Mary Ambrosi and family
  • Feb 06, 2018
    Mike, Priscilla, Janice, Kathy and Norman,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother and grandmother. She had a long life well lived.
    Gord and Sue Wolfe
  • Feb 04, 2018
    John, Lydia & Christina, our condolences to you at this sad time. Your Mom was a wonderful woman. She
    always had a beautiful smile. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Cesar, Jojo, Jocelyn, Kay & Ron
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Mike and Percival,
    Sorry to hear of your Mom passing away. Our prayers and thoughts for your family.
    Ernie and Joanne Sever
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to you all on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother.
    Hugs, Martin and Margaret Ruf
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Mike and Priscilla,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom Mike. It is always especially difficult to lose our moms and dads. We send our sincere sympathy to your family.
    Gerald and Kay Geen
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Mike and Priscilla,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
    Tony & Maria DiMaria
  • Feb 02, 2018
    Dear Priscilla, Mike and family,
    My condolences to you on the loss of your mom and gramma. A sad time for all of you.
    Connie Bielert
  • Feb 01, 2018
    Kathy and Rik,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that you have wonderful memories of your grandmother which will give you comfort as you grieve. Babas are special ladies and it's hard to say goodbye. I hope to see you at the Grad Reunion in September - we can hug then!
    ~Cindy (Rempel) Raichuk
  • Feb 01, 2018
    John, Lydia, & Christina,
    My deepest condolences to you on the passing of your Mom & grandmother. I have very fond memories of summers spent with Christina at her grandparents house. She was a very kind lady.
    Andrea Hart
  • Jan 31, 2018
    John, Lydia and Chris, condolences to you on the passing of your Mom. Bless you all.
    Kerry and Brent King
  • Jan 31, 2018
    Norm and Tasha,
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Hang in there.
    Love,
    Linda & Coda
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