Mary Maxmen was born Mary Duzek on November 1st 1932 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. After her father passed away at an early age she moved with her mother Anna and brother Joe out to British Columbia and settled for a time in Steveston. Anna met and married Andrew Molyski and the family moved to Surrey. Two more members of the family came along, Paul and Eddy. Mary met Paul Maxmenko and they were married in 1954, eventually they changed their name to Maxmen. Paul and Mary started building a house on Kennedy Road (now 88th Ave) and moved there in 1957. They had 3 children while living there, Dean, Dwayne and Donnie. They then built a house next door on Roslin Place where they lived for the past 35 years. Once their children left home, Mary made herself busy by delivering flyers for Canada Post in addition to caring for their large vegetable garden. She started a part time job with Walmart and worked there for 15 years, right up to the time of her stroke.
Mary is survived by her sons Dean (Barb), Dwayne and Donnie (Debbie). Also by grandchildren Hillary (Robbie), Donald, Crystal (Marty), Mathew, Nicole and great grandchildren Jade, Sapphire and Cody, as well as brothers Paul (Carol) and Eddy (Deddy).
Mary passed away on May 11, 2015.
A service conducted by Father Mykhaylo Pozdyk for Mary will be held on Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral home 14660 72nd Ave, Surrey. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Ukrainian Orthodox Culture Centre – PO Box 163, Surrey BC, V3T 4W8
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