Mary Doroschuk    (nee Ptashynsky)

Mary Doroschuk (nee Ptashynsky)

Passed on August 5, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary on Saturday, August 5, 2023. With family by her side, she peacefully passed at Goodwin Lodge in Teulon.

Mary was born February 22, 1933 and raised in Chatfield, MB.

As a young woman, an adventure took her to the Petersfield area where she worked and resided with Tom and Winnie Carter. It was there where she met a young man who bought a farm across the road. A fire was lit and June 27, 1964 the two of them were married. It was soon after that they started their family. With hard work, mom built a good home for her children.

She had a novel sense of humour as we had many laughs at Sunday dinners. Along with her immaculate gardens, the kitchen was also where you could find mom. Cooking, baking and in the fall, canning. The door was always open for visits and gatherings, where the coffee pot was on, and perogies were served. But what everyone yearned for, was Auntie Mary’s infamous cinnamon buns.

Mom was devoted in her children’s activities. Always helping out with the Teulon 4-H, Veselka Ukrainian Dance club and Heather’s baseball team.

Her greatest happiness were her grandchildren, helping raise Dezmin and having that magic touch to rock Courtney to sleep. The two of them kept her young at heart. The many entities of mom’s life was her affection for nature and animals. Harvest, her favourite season; was where she adored the sights and sounds of combines in the field.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Valen; her father Peter Ptashynsky; mother Ann Wolchuk and her brother Walter.

Left to cherish her memory are children, Cindy, Heather, Vernon (Charity); grandchildren Dezmin and Courtney (Stephen); great grandson Aiden.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at Goodwin Lodge who cared and loved mom. Thank you nurses Angela and Cheryl for your help and guidance and Kelly for being with mom in her final moments. A big thank you to Crystal Bergeron who made mom’s last year the most enjoyable.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

The heartbeat of the farm may be gone, but the light you shone upon us Baba; will forever shine bright.


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