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BOZEK, Mary Ann (nee Wuyda)

October 5, 1923 – Ternopil, Ukraine

June 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Mary Ann Bozek of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Mary was born in Ternopil, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada with her father, mother and sister Pearl in 1929. She spent her childhood years on a homestead farm near Foston Saskatchewan and moved to Saskatoon in her early teens and shortly after to Calgary where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked at Burns Foods Ltd.  for many years where she formed many of life-long friendships. She married Alexander Bozek in 1957 and began the lifelong task of building a home and a family.  She found great comfort in her religion and spent many hours volunteering for Holy Name and St. Stephens Catholic churches, the Seniors Auxiliary Hospital, and the United Way.

She is survived by her three children, Allan (Nancy), Caroline and Joanne (David); four grandchildren, Candace, Danielle, Adrienne and Yvonne, all of the Calgary area; her sisters, Pearl Wuyda of Edmonton and Dorothy Weeda of Victoria; her niece Glenda Hanna of Edmonton; her sister-in-law Mary Boomer and many nieces and nephews by marriage.

She was predeceased in death by her husband, Alexander Bozek in 2017 and her brother Paul Wuyda who passed away in 1995.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through

A heartfelt thank-you to the staff at Wentworth Manor who cared for her in her later years and to the nursing staff on Unit 42 of the foothills hospital for the compassion and care of Mary in the last week of her life.

“I have reached the end of my journey.  I know the end is better that the beginning.  I know my children can walk with dignity and their heads held high, and so can their children after them.”

“Mother, we could not have done it without you.”

From the Poem “A Mothers Love”

In living memory of Mary Bozek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone:  403-243-8200

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