Mary Sherstabitoff

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SHERSTABITOFF, Mary Born December 18, 1932 – July 19, 2022 aged 89 years   Mary Lapshinoff was born on December 18, 1932 to Peter and Dora Lapshinoff near Miakdo, SK.  The youngest of four children.  For nine years she lived with her parents and siblings, grandparents and great grandparents.  Mary started school at Pretty Valley school district from there Mary parents and siblings moved to a farm near Canora, SK.  There Mary continued her education in Brena School.  After Mary finished schooling, she stayed home for a few years helping her parents on the family farm.  In 1951, she met Alex Sherstabitoff of Veregin, they married and lived on the farm. Mary and Alex were blessed being together for almost 70 years.   Through her lifetime with Alex, being on so many boards they did a lot of traveling.  Mary was also very happy they were able to vacation in Hawaii, Mexico, Ottawa and Las Vegas together.   Mary loved to garden, growing lovely and bountiful gardens, planting flowers decorating their beautiful yard and cooking for her family; making sure no one was left hungry. Which is why they nicknamed her kitchen “Mary's Diner”.  She was grateful member of ALON, Doukhobour Society of Veregin, and also the National Doukobour Heritage Village (N.D.H.V) for many years, having the opportunity to host many guest from different countries and other regions of Canada.   She loved to live the life of a humble person, and was blessed with so much.  She also said she will truly miss her family deeply, and at the same time she was blessed with having so many years with them all.   Mary was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, one sister, one great granddaughter and her loving husband of 70 years, Alex in August of 2021.   Mary leaves to mourn her loving children Diane (Art), Alan (Kim), Perry, Danny (Melissa), Karen (Daryl) and Wayne, eight grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.   May she live in Gods Heavenly Kingdom free of worry and pain.

A private family graveside will held on July 29, 2022 from the Veregin Cemetery, SK. With Nadia Reibin officiating.  Donation in memory of Mary may be made to Veregin Heritage Village Fund.  To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit

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Private Interment

Verigin Cemetery
Verigin District
Verigin, SK S0A4H0


Veregin Doukhobor Heritage Village
Box 99, Veregin SK S0A 4H0

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