January 1, 1946 – Carragana, SK
July 16, 2014 – Calgary, AB
In the company of her family and closest friends, Mary Racz left this life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Mary is survived by her son, Sheldon (Heather); granddaughters, Lauren and Molly; and sisters, Ann (Frank) Roller and Eva (Ross) Shinski. Mary was predeceased by her husband George in 2005. Her extended family includes, her step-children, Gay (Monty) Gould, Bob (Diane) Racz, Lori Hargrove, Sherry (Gord) Robertson, and their children; sisters and brothers-in-law, Les and Val Racz, Helen Keeler, Liz and Bob Boyce, and Cathy and Mickey Lysohirka; as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Those who had the privilege to know Mary best will remember her passion for gardening, joy in cooking for a crowd, pleasure in good company, delight in her grandchildren, and appreciation for a nice red wine.
She had simple tastes, and the uncanny ability to empathise with others, laughing along with them, doing her best to help them, or sharing in their pain. She had a special bond with her sisters, and her generous, caring nature attracted lasting friendships spanning years, experiences, and workplaces. Her devotion to her closest friends and family was unwavering.
And, at the end of this last shift, we know George was there, patiently waiting to make up for lost time with a glass of vino and a rye.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. With special thanks to Dr. Savoia, Dr. Falk, and the kind and caring staff at Agapé Hospice.
In living memory of Mary Racz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences