It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Mus announce her passing on April 17, 2021 at the age of 92 years.
Mary was born in Ukraina, MB on June 20, 1928 to Joe and Nellie (Burtniak) Nadolny.
Mom grew up on the farm in Ukraina with her sister and four brothers. Mom would always love to tell us stories of her life on the farm. One of her favorites was when she would go into Sifton with her Dad on the wagon to deliver eggs. When the train would pass through Sifton she would pass a lunch to the driver using a long stick and he would always catch it, or how when she went to school she was afraid to skip school like some of her brothers because she knew she would be the one to get caught. At an early age Mom left home and went to work for the nuns in Winnipegosis cleaning their residence. Later she went to Dauphin to work at the Wings Café.
Dauphin is where she met Ed Mus, the love of her life, and was later married to him on April 3, 1948. Mom and Dad made their home on a farm just a few miles outside of Dauphin. Mom helped out on the farm and started to raise a family. Two of their daughters (Lorraine and Karen) were born while living on the farm. They then moved to town where Dad was working and their last three children were born (Ed, Barb and Debbie). Once the children grew older Mom went to work. She worked as a waitress at the Community Inn for a number of years and in 1974 she started working as a housekeeper at the Dauphin General Hospital until her retirement. Mom and Dad loved camping at Rainbow Beach and traveling to the West Coast, first with us and later just the two of them, visiting family and friends along the way. One of their most memorable trips was going overseas with some of the remaining veterans of WWII. Once Dad passed away Mom never traveled much after that. She took a few trips to Alberta with Barb to visit Karen and her family. The last big trip Mom took was with her three daughters Lorraine, Karen and Barb to Whitehorse to see Debbie and her family, and traveled through the Yukon and Alaska. Unfortunately Ed was unable to make the trip. Mom loved when the family came home to visit. She loved seeing her children and grandchildren, one of the first things she always wanted to do was feed them, and she was a good cook. And she always had a story about crows, right Norm? Mom most enjoyed Christmas and Easter with the family home, but would always get a little flustered making the meal (which was always too much food) so we would give her a shot of Rye and water and everything was fine. Mom enjoyed working in her flower gardens which anyone that came to visit or drove by could see as it was always beautiful. She also planted a garden, even though it was a small area she found room to plant enough to share. One of Mom's other pastimes was helping with the flower displays at her church, St. Viator's Roman Catholic Church, and then having coffee with the people that worked there. Unfortunately in 2014 Mom's dementia overcame her and she moved into the Dauphin Personal Care Home. After a bit of adjustment she was very happy there. The staff became a part of her family.
Mary is survived by her children, Karen (Norm) Lungal, Ed (Sherri) Mus, Barb (Greg) O'Neill, Debbie (Jim) Misener; grandchildren, Devin (Carla), Allan (Sarah), Trudy (Darren), Jason, Autumn (Garret), Brittany (Derek), Jimmy (April), Jeff (Jasmine), Debbie (Paul); step grandchildren, Amy (Tyson), Mark and Kelly; great grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Zack, Kylie, Hudson, Jenna, Ellie, Jack, Bentley, Aston, Brooklyn and Carter. As well as many nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by Ed, her husband in 1988; her parents Joe and Nellie Nadolny; daughter Lorraine; infant granddaughter Jennifer Rose; siblings, sister Anne and brothers Jack, Mike, Nick, Peter and Walter.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 am from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Michel Nault officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Trudy Czarnecki, Jeff Garnett, Jason Derhak, Autumn Werstiuk, Brittany Martin, JImmy Misener; honourary pallbearers were grandchildren Devin Lungal, Allan Lungal and Debbie Kuzminski.
The service was live streamed from this page on Saturday, April 24th. You may access it by going to Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Home's website homepage and clicking on the Facebook icon which will redirect you to the Sneath-Strilchuk Facebook page.
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If friends so desire, donation in memory of Mary may be made to the Dauphin Personal Care Home - Activities Department.
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