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ZDEBIAK- Mrs. Mary Zdebiak, age 94 years, a long time resident of Hodder Avenue, passed away peacefully with family at her side in the T.B.R.H.S.C. on Thursday, June 10, 2010 after a short illness. Mary was born in Fort William on October 24, 1915 to Stefan and Barbara Dereniwski. She lost her mother at a young age but was fortunate enough to gain a new mother and family when her father married Katherine. Mary was a very generous woman who was always giving to others. Her family was first and foremost in her life and she truly loved the time that she spent with them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed making pyrohy and cabbage rolls, baking, gardening, picking blueberries and mushrooms, traveling and her trips to the casino. She was a member of the P.A. Prosvita Society and the P.A. Prosvita Seniors. Mary was part of a pioneer family in the Red Rock area and served as Post Mistress of Sprucewood and Secretary/Treasurer of Lyon Township. She is survived by her sons Edward (Edna) and Eugene (Verna), granddaughters Cynthia (John) Kushnier of Calgary and Maryanne (Norman) Kroon of Katy, Texas, great grandchildren Amanda Johnstone, Beverley (Ryan) Nelson, and Jenna and Tori Kroon, sisters Stella (Nick) Chomut of Kelowna, B.C. and Jenny Poluha, brother Paul (Shirley) Dereniwski of Brantford, Ont. as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her loving husband Michael, mother Barbara, father Stefan, step-mother Katherine, sister Anne Kowalski, and brothers-in-law Peter Moroz and William Poluha. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Andrija Petresin of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church presiding. The interment will follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be held on Sunday, June 13th from 6-8 p.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel where the Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy memorials to the T.B.R.H.S.C. Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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