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Mary Lukenchuk

July 19, 1915 - July 19, 2016


On July 19, 2016 Mrs. Mary Lukenchuk of St. Paul passed away on her 101st birthday. She is survived by her daughter, Adeline (David) Topping of North Saanich, B.C.; grandson, Mark (Anne) Topping of Ladysmith, B.C.; 1 sister & 2 brothers, Pauline Zolkivski of Edmonton, Nick (Stella) Markiwsky of Myrnam & Bill (Joan) Markiwsky of Olds; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband (Adeline’s father), John Markowsky; second husband, John Lukenchuk; sister, Jeanette Sain; 5 brothers, Louis, Dan, Mike, Walter & Steve. Mary was born to Louis & Katie Markiwsky (nee Boyko) in Myrnam, AB on July 19, 1915. She was one of ten children. She had 7 brothers & 2 sisters. Mary lived at home on the farm with her parents near Myrnam until Grade 8. In 1935, at the age of 20, she married John Markowsky. Together they lived on a farm and stayed there for 3 years until they moved to St. Paul to run the Auto Wreckage. They had a daughter in 1937 and named her Adeline. In April of 1964, Mary married John Lukenchuk. Mary worked at the People’s Store as a shoe clerk. She ironed clothes at the St. Paul Cleaners and for 16 years she worked at the Co-op also a shoe clerk. Mary travelled a lot to various places like Hawaii, Mexico, Toronto, Winnipeg and B.C. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, floor curling and crib. When Mary required more assistance, she was warmly welcomed to the Extendicare on January 15, 2007. A Funeral Service will held on Friday, July 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Mr. Will Gill will be officiating, with interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Myrnam. If desired, donations may be made to charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gladys and Paul Boisvert
Relation: Classmate of her daughter and knew her as a long-time resident of the community.

Adeline, We wish to extend our most sincere condolences at the passing of your Mom… May knowing that you and David and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers help to ease the sorrow you feel as you mourn your loved one… Glad we had a chance to re-connect the other evening.

From: Lorraine Lawton
Relation: co-worker

Mary was a joy to work with. The greeting cards separated the shoe department from the pharmacy at the Co-op. It was wonderful to hear the wonderful chatter and laughter happening in the shoe department. She certainly made our workday pleasant! She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, including those at Extendicare.

From: Pat Berlinguette nee Borchuk
Relation: Adeline was one of my teachers

What a life this lady lived! Adeline,Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember her happily selling shoes-always with a smile!
Take Care and God Bless!

From: Ray Makowecki
Relation: Relative

Peace be with Auntie Mary.
Aunty Mary was married to my Great Uncle John Lukenchuk who was the brother of Mary Makowecki (Rawluk) my Mother.
Aunty Mary was always a very pleasant lady and wonderful with the children.
God Bless Aunty Mary.
Son Ray on behalf of Mary Makowecki

From: Ray Makowecki
Relation: Relative

An earlier message of condolence was sent of Aunty Mary Lukenchuk who had married my Great Uncle John Lukenchuk.. I am a son of Mary Makowecki (Rawluk) so Great Uncle John was my Mother Mary’s Uncle.
John’s sister was Anna Rawluk who was Mary Makowecki’s Mother.
A clarification on behalf of Mary Makowecki (Rawluk).
God Bless Mary Lukenchuk.

From: Linda Markiwsky-Bowers
Relation: neice

To the Topping family from your Uncle Steve ‘s daughter.
I was just told of the passing of Aunt Mary today.
Hoping someday to see you again

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 22, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626 51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada

5626 51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada

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