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Mary Gerun (Sokoloski)

April 25, 1922 - March 1, 2017

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With deep sorrow we regret to announce the passing of our Mother – Grandmother – Greatgrand Mother on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 94 years.  She was living in Joseph Creek Care Village.

Surviving family members are her sons Alvin (Gloria) of Nelson, BC, Lloyd (Gladys) and Raymond of Cranbrook and daughter Debbie (Wayne) Wicheruk of Cranbrook.  Grandchildren Michael (Lua) Gerun, Mark (Tammy) Wicheruk, Trevor Wicheruk and Raelyn Gerun.  Great grandchildren are Hailee Gerun, Isabel and Audrey Wicheruk.  Mary was predeceased by her husband Mike Gerun in 2001, her son Keith Gerun in 1977 and great grandson Gracin in 2007.

Mary was a kind, caring and generous person who spent many hours preparing meals and caring for the family.  She worked as a care worker for Cranbrook Home Support for 30 years after raising her family.  She loved to pick mushrooms, huckleberries and wild berries.  In early years she and Mike spent many days digging for bottles and collecting antiques of various sorts.  She spent many hours in her vegetable garden and dearly loved her flowers.

She will be sadly missed by her family who attended the family Celebration of Life held on Saturday, March 4th in honour of her passing.

We thank the staff at Joseph Creek for the care they took in looking after mom while she was there for her year and a half stay.   A special thank you for the care and kindness they had for her in her last days.  No flowers by request of the family.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Pat & Wendy Tito
Relation: Friends

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

From: Wayne and Cheryl ostash
Relation: Our daughters grandma through marriage. (Tammy & Mark)

Wayne, Debbie, Mark and Tammy and Trevor and of course the rest of the Gerun and Wicheruk family. Our heart breaks for all of you. You’ll have a real emptiness for awhile and many other grieving feeling. All normal, day by day. You need to talk Debbie please call me or come down here as you were any way. Take you guys.

From: D'Arcy & Wendy MacKay
Relation: Longtime neighbors

We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to all of your family.
D’Arc and Wendy

From: John Sokoloski
Relation: Aunt Mary

I am so sorry to hear that Aunt Mary passed away, my condolences go out to the family. I think she was the last of the “Sokoloski” family. I know it is a sad time but look on it , as she had a long and happy life leaving a great legacy behind in her in her children and grandchildren.

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