Mary Kindiak was born in the Wroxton District to parents Bill and Annie Soloninko (nee Smolak). She was raised on the family farm where she helped out in any way that was needed, gardening, cooking, and entertaining her younger siblings. On November 25, 1951 she married Bill Kindiak. They moved to the Veregin district to start a life of farming and together they raised three children. They loved to travel and entertain the neighbors with a good game of cards.
She had a meticulous eye for detail taking great pride in her yard, growing beautiful flowers and planting a garden, she always had fresh dills in her fridge. She always had time to play cards especially “WAR” with her grandchildren. Her love of cooking was shown in her family favorites such as skuffles and deep fried perogies. Her skills and recipes have been passed down to her children and grandchildren.
Mary was a strong independent woman who loved to shop and was always fashionable. She loved to have fun, laugh and you could always find her on the dance floor. Mary’s sense of adventure was always on, her suitcase was packed before the tickets were even bought and she loved every minute of it. She loved traveling to see her son Michael in Hamilton, grand-daughter in Portland and attending her grandchildren’s weddings in Dneiper, Kitchener, Mexico and Las Vegas. She truly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, but always had time to cheer on the Rough Riders, attend a Blue Jays game and watch a curling game on tv. After Bill passed away, she worked at IGA from 1984-1996 and became close friends to Fred and Doreen Chorney. Mary was devoted to the church and an active member of the St. Josaphat’s UCWL who was always willing to help out in the hall kitchen making perogies, cabbage rolls and desserts for the Bazar.
Mary was predeceased by her parents Bill and Annie, husband Bill, sisters Betty Harper and Olga Minchuk and brother Walter.
Mary will be fondly remembered by her children Delbert (Arlene), Valerie (Nestor) Achtymichuk and Michael (Fran). Her grandchildren Jody (Carla), Peter (Rebecca), Jill (Will), Shaun (Virginie), Amie (Steven), Max, Jess and her 11 great grandchildren her sister-in law Annie Ewacheski, Sister Victoria (Don) Steele and Brother Joe (Mary) Solononiko.
Funeral Liturgy was held on March 9, 2020 from St. Josaphat's Ukranian Catholic Church, Kamsack with Father Warren Dungen officiating. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack, SK. Memorial Donation in memory of Mary can be made to St. Josaphat's Parish - UCWL (Box 27, Runnymede, SK S0A 3P0) as token of remembrance. To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit wolkowski.ca.
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