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Mary Zadorozny (nee Nastiuk) obituary


The funeral service and burial of our Sister in Christ Mary will be held at the Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024.


The family of Mary Zadorozny (nee Nastiuk) announce her peaceful passing in Winnipeg on April 26th, 2024 at the age of 92.

Born on a family farm south of Manitoba named Sundown on May 12th, 1931. After completing Grade 11, she taught one year as a Permit Teacher in a one-room rural school. She applied and was placed at a school near her home called Ridgeland School.

In 1950, she came to Winnipeg to attend a business college, “Manitoba Technical Institute”, and completed a secretarial course and worked in several business offices as a secretary.

On the family farm, she met and married Peter Zadorozny on August 8th, 1953. Together they raised 3 children; Larry, Donna and Allan.

Following her desire to become a teacher, she was always eager to improve her profession, continued to study and attend evening classes.

After her third child was born, she attended University of Manitoba and obtained her Bachelor of Education degree in 1975.

She started her full-time teaching career at John Taylor Collegiate in Winnipeg, teaching Business Education for 13 years. Mary took early retirement in 1987, so she and dad could continue with their love of travelling.

After spending several years of looking after her son’s children, while parents both working, she decided to substitute teach for Pembina Trails School Division. She decided at the age of 75 that its time to hang up the school bag and retire from her passion to teach.

She spent many hours with her favorite hobbies of needlepoint, petit point, and cross stitching. All members of her family and friends will treasure the gift of her stitching. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband. They made many holiday trips, such as Ukraine, Europe, cruises, and visited many parts of the United States and Canada.

Her love of gardening always brought that extra touch to her home cooked meals. Mom loved to cook. Dad was never allowed in her kitchen.

Her home always embraced visitors with warmth and happiness. She enjoyed preparing many dinners for special occasions.

Mom’s memory will be cherished by her husband Peter of over 70 years; her children: Larry (Pina), Donna Law (Ron Walts) and Allan; her grandchildren: Micheal Law, Derek Law, Jared (Amber), Miranda (Paul), and Lauren. She is also survived by sister in law Kay Nastiuk, and many friends and relatives who will miss her dearly.

In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The family wishes to thank the many people involved in Mary’s care the last few years, especially the staff at Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence, and Deer Lodge Centre.


Funeral service to take place on Saturday, May 11th at 10:00am at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul.


Memory Eternal! Вічна пам'ять!

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