MARY DICK passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 6, 2018, just shy of her 92nd birthday.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Esther and Ed and their families.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Ernest in 1982.
Mary was born on March 23, 1926 in the little Mennonite village of Sparrau, Ukraine - the eldest child of Maria and Isaak Wall. Her childhood was very difficult and Mary suffered famine and life under a brutal communist government. Despite being forced to take care of herself and her 5 younger brothers and sisters with virtually no parental support or formal Christian teaching, Mary grew her faith from seeds planted by a God-fearing grandmother. God saw Mary through the four month-long wretched muddy trek from Ukraine to Poland; God comforted Mary when she was separated from her entire family in the tumultuous last months of the Second World War; and God accompanied her across the Atlantic and many miles to Coaldale, Alberta where she found a spiritual family in the Mennonite Brethren Church.
It was also in Coaldale that Mary met and married Ernest and raised their family. Throughout her life, Mary’s faith in a loving and faithful God never wavered. She is remembered for her hard work, her eagerness to help anyone in need, her fierce love for her family and her determination to always do her best. She gave hugs and smiles to the very end.
A Graveside Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke Officiating.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held following the Graveside Service, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 - 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta, from 11:00 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
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