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SENKOW, Marie (Beblow)

July 12, 1927– Enderby, BC
September 30, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Marie Senkow, formerly of Canora, SK, passed away at the Beverly Glenmore Care Centre, Calgary, AB, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the age of 87 years.

Marie was born on July 12, 1927 in Enderby, BC to immigrant parents Michael and Margaret (Stefanyshin) Beblow. She was the eighth oldest in a family of nineteen children. In the fall of 1934 the family moved to the Wynot district near Wishart, SK where Marie attended the Westmoor School. Marie liked to play ball and really enjoyed the outdoors. From January, 1943 until August, 1944 Marie resided in Port Arthur, ON (presently Thunder Bay) where she went to babysit a cousin, and subsequently found employment at the Port Arthur General Hospital as a nursing aid. Upon returning from Ontario, Marie met her future husband, Fred, and after a brief courtship, they were married on November 23, 1944 at St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, SK. They resided on the original Senkow homestead south of Buchanan, SK. and subsequently purchased the family farm in 1954. In November, 1963 Marie and Fred moved to Canora, SK and from June, 1965 until her retirement in 1993, Marie was a receptionist for Drs. M & S Lee-Sing. Marie was relocated to Calgary in the fall of 2009 to live with her middle son, Craig, and his family. Shortly after her move, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease necessitated placement in a care home where she resided until her death. In the later years of her life Marie enjoyed going for rides, as long as someone else was driving. She was also fond of knitting and made many a hat, neck warmer, and mittens for many of her grandchildren and friends. Maire would read, and loved to collect some memorabilia from the The Royal Family. As well she loved listening to Ukrainian Music on the Radio.

Mourning her loss are her five children: Stephanie (Lee) Bradshaw, of Kelowna, BC, Chris (Darlene) Senkow, Canora, SK, Craig (Michelle) Senkow, Calgary, AB, Cliff (Jo-Ann) Senkow, Lumsden, SK; and Syndee (Myron) Kopec, Regina, SK; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Kier (Jennifer) Wilson and their son Breaux, Kyle (Karoline) Wilson, Carrie-Lynn (Brad) Weigel and their sons Tristan and Daylan, Derek (Christine) Senkow and their daughter Abigail, Darla Senkow, CJ (Nancy) Senkow and their son William, Jolene (Chris) Davies and their sons Colton, Cayden and Cullen, Colin (Jennifer) Senkow, Curtis (Natasha) Senkow and their son Parker, Clinton (Rachael) Senkow, Josh Senkow, Colby Senkow, Krystalee Kopec, Keaira Kopec, and Kenzee Kopec; brothers: George (Terry) Beblow, Paul (Dorothy) Beblow, and Harry Beblow; sisters: Katie (Joe) Karpyza, Pauline (Frank) Macza, Dora (Larry) Bodner; and sisters-in-law: Sophie Senkow, Lorraine Senkiw, May Beblow, Eileen Beblow, Anne Beblow, and Gloria Carlson; plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Marie was predeceased by her husband, Fred (1981); infant son, Stanley; grand-daughter, Kindra Kopec; parents Michael and Margaret; nine brothers, Wasyl, Metro, Nick, Fred, Pete, Bill, Nickie, John, and Steve; three sisters: Paraska, Annie and Nellie; and numerous brothers-and-sisters-in-law.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes with Fr. Nelson at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home(128 2nd Ave, Canora, SK S0A 0L0 ), on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Canora Cemetery, with the Very Rev. Fr. Joakim Rac as Celebrant. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. or the local provincial Alzheimer’s Society Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, or St. Constantine & Helena Ukr. Cath. Cemetery Fund Vasloutz in memory of Marie Senkow would be appreciated by the family.

In living memory of Marie Senkow, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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