Mary Romaniuk (Sumka)

Mary Romaniuk (Sumka)

Passed on August 19, 2021

Nov. 19, 1929 – Aug. 19, 2021      Peacefully, surrounded by family Mary Romaniuk of Riverton passed away at Gimli Hospital.

She will be sadly missed by her son David (Svetlana), grandchildren Tim, Mikhail and Darya, nephews David (Maryann) Sumka, Edward (Donella) Sumka, Harvey Sumka, niece Josie (Jack) Monkman and brother in law Lawrence Romaniuk and family.

She was predeceased by husband James, infant daughter Lorraine, parents Mike and Ann Sumka, brothers Sam and John, niece Joanne, brother in law Harry Romaniuk, sisters in law Georgie and Lillian Romaniuk.

Mary was born on the family farm in Skylake, Manitoba, and was the third and youngest child. She attended Adam school in Skylake. She was a great help on the farm and then found employment in Riverton at the Sandy Bar Hotel where she met James. They were married on March 1st, 1952. While both working at the hotel they also started farming north of Riverton where they worked side by side. Mary always had a huge garden and loved to entertain family and friends. If you walked through her door you needed to be fed.

Following Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place. Because of covid restrictions all family and invited guests only can attend the graveside service on September 4th at 11 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, nephews, and niece.

If friends and relatives would like to make a donation they may to a charity of ones choice. Thank you to the ambulance attendants, the Gimli Hospital, and Doctor S.V.Patel for his many years of care.


My sympathies are late but my memories are not - such a sweet & kind lady to everyone. I know you miss her & we miss her too. She has found her final resting place in God’s arms, & my /our prayers are with her & your family. 🙏❤️

Theresa Patel

David & Svetlana & Family, Our deepest condolences to all of you. Gordon & Valerie

Valerie and Gordon Klym & Family

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