ANUIK, Mary (nee Matechuk). June 19, 1919 – August 29, 2013. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Anuik who passed away peacefully with family by her side. Born and raised on her family’s large grain farm in Rhein, Saskatchewan, she was the youngest of 11 brothers and sisters. In 1941 she moved to McBride, BC to be close to her future husband, who was in the army and stationed on the west coast. They married in 1942 and after the war moved to Prince George. In 1947, Mary and her husband Andy moved to Cloverdale where they started their own plumbing business which operated until 1987. During her retirement years, Mary spent her time bowling, tending to her large vegetable and flower gardens, and entertaining family and friends. She will be remembered for her passion of life, love for wearing scarves, and her infectious smile. Mary was predeceased by all her siblings, husband Andy in 2006, and grandson-in law Jason in 2011. She will be sadly missed by sons: Elmer (Kay) and Lorne (Dianne), grandchildren: Brett (Tina), Alenna, Greg (Elysia) and Marika, great grandchildren: Mary, Jessi, and Peyton, and many family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Elim Village (Harrison), for the care and compassion shown to Mary during the last 4 years.
A service will be held at 11:00 am on September 7 at Valley View Memorial Gardens, Arbor Chapel, 14644 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may make a donation to the Arthritis Society of BC.