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Mary Maher
January 1, 1919 - March 16, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Mary Maher<br>January 1, 1919 – March 16, 2017<br><br>It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have to tell you that our loving and devoted mother, baba, and great grand baba left us to go be with her Creator in the wee hours of Thursday morning, March 16th, 2017. She passed away in her own home with her devoted caregivers and family by her side. <br><br>Our mother was born Maria (Mary) Boyenko to Fedor and Anna Boyenko on January 1st, 1919 and along with her 5 brothers and 3 sisters, were all raised in a two room house on a farm near Smuts, Saskatchewan. Our mother married Nicholas Maher on November 17th, 1935 and together they raised their four children on a farm in the Aberdeen district. In 1979 they retired and made their home in Saskatoon at which time mom became very involved in her church, St. George’s Cathedral. Mom volunteered her time to the church, St. George’s Hall and to St. George’s Senior Club, and there she was a board member for several years, Mom was also a member of the UCWL. Mom loved to sing so she sang in the church choir and St. Georges’ Senior’s Choir until she was no longer able to. <br><br>Mom was predeceased by her husband Nicholas in 1983, her daughter in law Mollie in 2014, and by her 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Left to grieve her passing are her children Lawrence, John (Irene), Ann (Dave), Ed (Diana). By her grandchildren Rod (Kim), Shelley (Bruce), Jason, Lori (Tony), Curtis, Terence (Christine), Richard (Claire), Sarah (Ryan); 7 great grandchildren Sydney, Ryan, Tanner, Logan, Rylan, Sawyer, Willow; and her 2 devoted caregivers who loved her as they would their own mother. She called Ruthie “moya nalen’ka divchynka” and she nicknamed Rose “Pookey”. <br><br>Prayers for our mother will be held Thursday night, March 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be held on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Both from the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, 210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, with Rt. Rev. Fr. Janko Kolosnjaji, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery to follow. <br><br>In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan, 1405 Faulkner Crescent Saskatoon, SK S7L 3R5. <br><br>To share memories and condolences, visit “Obituaries-Contribute”. Arrangements entrusted to Greg Lalach, Park Funeral Home, 306.244.2103. <br><br></div>