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The family of Mary Meberg of Preeceville, beloved wife of the late Peter Mushanski and Norman Meberg, sadly announce her passing on November 16, 2023. She was 97 years of age.
Prayers will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund, Club 60 Seniors Centre, or to the Preeceville Personal Care Home.
Arrangements for Mary Meberg have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
Mary arrived into this world on September 3, 1926, in Minnedosa, Manitoba, to Paul and Dora (Maslinski). She was the first born and the only girl of the family. Her 3 brothers followed shortly after – Steve, Bill, and Nestor. Mary was 2 months old when they moved to Hryhoriv district. She was baptized on Nov 8, 1926, in the Hryhoriv church.
She attended the Hryhoriv School which was 3 ½ mile walk to and from each day. Mary missed a lot of school as her Mom needed her to help her Dad around the farm. Being the eldest she also helped her Mom with the younger siblings and with the household chores including, cooking, baking, gardening, and canning.
The family attended the Hryhoriv Church and one Sunday after Church they had a picnic, this is where she met Pete Mushanski. The two dated for 6 years before getting married on June 1, 1946. For the first couple of months, they lived on the same land as Pete’ s parents.
In October of that year, they moved to Sudbury, Ontario for work, but the mine did not agree with Pete’s health so they moved to Creighton, MB where they were blessed with their first child – a boy who they named Ernest on April 24, 1947.
In October of 1947 they moved back to Preeceville and purchased a ¼ of land from Kozminski and started farming. Mary worked right alongside of Pete doing whatever needed to be done from picking rocks to milking cows. She also had a large garden to look after plus she found the time to bake some tasty treats.
On June 12, 1956 they welcomed a second son Kenny into the family. They continued to reside on the farm till 1974 when they moved into Preeceville. Pete started to drive the school bus and Mary still had a very large garden (the whole back yard.) and her vast amounts of flowers but still found time to work fulltime at the Century House. Pete and Mary enjoyed time spent with family and friends along with a good game of Cards. Sadly in August of 1987 Pete passed away in the Saskatoon Hospital.
In April of 1995 she married Norman Meberg and added a second chapter to her life’s journey. Mary and Norman traveled to both the East and West coasts. In April of 2010 Norman passed away.
Mary continued to live in the house she shared with Norman until 2016 when she sold the house and moved into a Unit beside the Preeceville Care Home known well by the name of Crozier’s Place. Mary continued to fill her time with family, friend, card games. In the fall of 2022, she moved into Croziers Place where she lived till her passing in the early hours of November 16. Mary was a wonderful loving person always making time for her family and friends.
Mary leaves to celebrate her life her two sons, Ernie (Theresa) and Ken (Debbie); grandchildren Daniel, David, Stacey, Kathrine, Matthew; and 12 great grandchildren; her brother Nestor and his wife Loretta, sister-in law Irene and many nieces and nephews.
Mary will be missed but do not despair for she has gone ahead to make ready a place to welcome each and everyone of us when it our turn. Mary was blessed with 97 years upon this earth it is now time for her to reunite with those that have gone on before. Do not mourn that she has left us but celebrate that she had lived.
May you rest in peace now your journey upon this earth is done. Love you now, always and forever.
We would like to give our heartfelt gratitude to Croziers Place for the care given - it was greatly appreciated and I know she loved each and every one of you. Preeceville Funeral Home your compassion and guidance was appreciated.
Club 60 Seniors Centre
Box 1195 Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0, AL
Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church
Box 402 Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0,
Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery Fund
Preeceville Personal Care Home
26 3rd Ave NW, Box 1150, Preeceville SK S0A 3B0